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74 Seconds podcast: The traffic stop

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Scene of the shooting
Investigators mark the vehicle that Philando Castile was in when he was shot and killed by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Falcon Heights on July 6, 2016.
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In July 2016, police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Yanez has been charged with manslaughter. Reporters from MPR News will follow the case, beginning with the traffic stop, in a new podcast called "74 Seconds."

Seventy-four seconds is the amount of time that elapsed between the moment Yanez turned on his squad car lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's car. 

Episodes launched May 22, and our coverage continues when the trial begins: On the podcast, on the radio and on our website at mprnews.org/74seconds.

3: The Traffic Stop

In this episode, we go step by step through the fatal traffic stop, which went from flashing lights to firing shots in just 74 seconds. 

We trace what we know — and what we don't know — about those 74 seconds, and the Facebook video that made millions of people witnesses to Philando Castile's final moments.