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Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

22 June 2017

WARNING: The video below is uncensored and may be disturbing to some viewers.

The 10-minute video, which was released by Ramsey County in Minnesota, shows Yanez driving behind the white sedan Castile was driving before pulling him over.

Castile could be heard volunteering the fact that he had a firearm in his vehicle.

The statement appeared in the transcript of Yanez's questioning by investigators in July previous year, in which the officer also failed to disclose that Castile had said out loud that he was "not reaching" for his handgun after being warned not to do so. "Don't pull it out", Yanez told Castile.

"I was certain that any thinking person who saw this video would recognize that Yanez was guilty of manslaughter and endangering the lives of the two other people in the vehicle, as well", she said.

A popular megachurch pastor has described the acquittal of the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile last July, as "dirty" and "demonic".

"Good", Yanez replies, telling him that the reason why he pulled him over is because the brake light to the auto is out.

Yanez was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter last Friday and the city of St. Anthony announced that day that Yanez had been fired. The jury watched this video multiple times during the state's case and when they asked to see it again during deliberations.

Castile's death made national headlines in part because of the Facebook live video posted by Reynolds.

Yanez's voice then begins to sound more agitated, as he starts to say "don't pull it out" repeatedly. Rev. Laurie Bushbaum, a Unitarian minister, carried a sign that showed how she felt about the Yanez verdict during a demonstration, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in St. Anthony, Minn. "I wasn't reaching", Mr. Castile says softly just after the gunfire stops. He fired seven shots at Castile just seconds after the 32-year-old told the officer he had a gun.

Yanez fires seven shots into the vehicle. Yanez can be heard talking to other officers, who are asking him questions.

During the trial, Yanez told the court that he feared for his life. Yanez continues, saying "I don't know where the gun was".

The officer tells Castile his tail light is out and that he will need to see license and proof of insurance.

"I told him not to reach for it", he says. Yanez, who testified he thought he was going to die, was acquitted of manslaughter.

Yanez will not return to active duty, the city of St. Anthony said, adding that it was negotiating a "voluntary separation agreement" with him.