Footage from the dash-camera showing in full clarity the moment Officer Yanez shot Philando Castile was released on Tuesday.
The following is an excerpt from a TGP article from around the time of the incident back in 2016:
Earlier this week the media reported that Philando Castile was shot while sitting in a vehicle after he told police he had a legal concealed carry permit and was reaching for his wallet.
Castile reportedly “reached for his wallet” and was shot dead in cold blood.
His girlfriend made a video while he lay next to her dying of gunshot wounds.
Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted recently in regards to the shooting.
In the video, Yanez approaches the car – Castile was pulled over for a broken tail light – and Yanez asks for license and insurance. Castile informs Yanez of his gun, Yanez puts his hand closer to his own weapon.
VIDEO (LANGUAGE AND GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING)
Yanez yells as Castile:
“Don’t reach for it then . . . Don’t pull it out . . .”
Philando Castile, and his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, both say that he’s not reaching for his gun. Castile clearly does something to make the officer fire his weapon. After he shoots Castile, Yanez repeatedly says “f*ck” in regards to the situation.