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Investigators pored through social media accounts and cellphones, but less so for the officer who shot Philando Castile.
Instructors say de-escalation tactics might have helped during the officer's traffic stop of Philando Castile.
The exchange is captured in the latest videos released from the investigation into the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. On Friday, officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting.
On the evening of July 6, 2016, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped a white Oldsmobile driven by Philando Castile in Falcon Heights. Also in the car were Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her young daughter. Just one minute later, Yanez fired seven shots into the vehicle, fatally wounding Castile. This is a breakdown of key events shown in the police dashcam video. This article contains graphic content and language.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that it was preparing to release the results of its monthslong probe into the shooting death of Philando Castile, including dashcam footage from Officer Jeronimo Yanez's squad car.
In closing arguments, a prosecutor painted Officer Jeronimo Yanez as someone whose testimony wasn't credible, arguing that Philando Castile "never reached for his gun, let alone put his hand on it."
The shooter, Allen Scarsella, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say they will seek jail time for both of the two accomplices.
The officer took the stand to defend his shooting of Philando Castile in a traffic stop. "I had no other choice. I was forced to engage Mr. Castile. He was not complying with my directions," Yanez said.
Defense lawyers called St. Anthony Police Chief John Mangseth to the stand, where he offered praise for Officer Jeronimo Yanez, but did not comment about Yanez's actions in the fatal shooting.
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