Castile had a permit for the weapon, and prosecutors questioned whether Yanez ever saw it.
It later emerged in court that Officer Yanez was looking for an armed robbery suspect and believed Mr Castile was of a similar appearance. That alleged action can not be seen in the footage released Tuesday and Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, testified at trial that he never reached for the handgun he was licensed to carry. Please get me out of here.
Last week, a jury acquitted Yanez of manslaughter, but local law enforcement officials revealed that Yanez would not be returning to the police department.
The shooting on July 6, 2016, in the Twin Cities suburb of Falcon Heights gained widespread attention because Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, livestreamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook.
"No, please no!" the girl says.
Reynolds asks to see Castile at the hospital. Yet Yanez interpreted Castile's compliance with the order to produce the driver's license with his reaching for his gun to open fire, and Yanez shot seven times and killed him.
"Honestly, I thought that I felt all I could feel about this story", Trevor Noah said during Wednesday's episode of The Daily Show, as he sat solemnly next to a picture of Philando Castile for the third time this week, "until I got home, and I watched a newly released video".
"I'm scared", her daughter says. Yanez slowly walks away, and another officer says: "You all right? I wish this town was safer".
"I'm so very, very, very, very, very disappointed in the system in the state of Minnesota", Valerie Castile, Philando's mother, said after the verdict was handed down.
As paramedics roll Castile onto a backboard, his gun falls out of his right front shorts pocket, loaded, but without a round in the chamber. Immediately after, officers took them into the custody, handcuffing Reynolds and placing her and the little girl in the back of the vehicle. She's patient one minute and yells and curses the next.
As Noah warned his audience before playing it, the video - which was shown to jurors during Yanez's trial - is graphic, and disturbing. Then Yanez fires seven times into the auto.
"You see so many of these videos, and you start to get numb", Noah said.
"As much as we try to maintain our control and emotions sometimes it does happen where it gets the best of us".
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