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On Tuesday, Minnesota authorities released the dash cam footage of the deadly encounter between Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez and black motorist Philando Castile. The footage was released after Yanez on Friday was found not guilty on all charges in the shooting death of Castile. The footage was shown at Yanez's trial, but this is the first time it's been released publicly.
The disturbing footage shows Yanez approaching Castile's vehicle in a routine traffic stop last July. Yanez asks for Castile's driver's license and Castile can been seen handing something to Yanez through the driver's side window. Then, Castile can be heard saying, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me."
Yanez repeatedly warns Castile not to pull it out, before reaching for his own gun and firing numerous shots into the vehicle. Screams can be heard.
Another officer approaches the back door of the car to grab the 4-year-old daughter of Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, who was in the car with Castile and Reynolds.
The footage, which is highly unsettling, can be seen here.