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.
4: The World is Watching
When the world woke up on July 7, 2016, Philando Castile's name was everywhere.
Millions had watched Diamond Reynolds' Facebook Live video of his final moments.
In Minnesota, people marched. They sang. They chanted. They wore shirts with his face on it and held signs with his name. They camped out in front of the governor's residence.
No one was sure what would happen next. No officer in Minnesota history — in any record we can find — had ever been charged for shooting and killing someone while on duty.
But this time was different.
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