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.
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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.