We all remember the tragic death of Philando Castile as a result of police brutality. A video has surfaced revealing exactly what happened that fateful day.
The video shows the entire incident in which Castile is polite and respectful to the officer before he is shot.
Officials in Ramsey County, Minnesota, released video on Tuesday that shows the interaction Castile had with St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez before Castile was shot to death during a traffic stop in July.
In the video, which had been played several times for jurors during Yanez’s trial but had never been shown outside the courtroom, Yanez tells Castile that he’s being pulled over because he has a brake light out. (Audio later used as evidence in the case against Yanez ― and also released Tuesday ― shows the officer actually thought Castile and his girlfriend “just look like people that were involved in a robbery.”)
“Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me,” Castile says in the graphic video, embedded below.
“OK, don’t reach for it then,” Yanez says. “Don’t pull it out.”
Castile appears to say that he’s not pulling out the gun, and then Yanez shoots him.
WARNING — VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT THAT MAY DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS
Republicans in power would have you look the other way and ignore he growing problem in our country that is ‘trigger happy cops’.
BIG changes need to be made in order for minorities to feel safe in their communities for once.