The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

74 Seconds podcast: Getting to 23

Judge William Leary heard arguments on evidence to be admitted in court.
Ramsey County District Judge William Leary heard arguments from the prosecution and defense on evidence that will be admitted in court in the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, center, before jury selection began on Tuesday, May 30.
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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

Trial, Day 4: Getting to 23

As the first week of the trial ends, the jury in the case starts to take shape.

Plus: Why choosing a jury for the trial of a police officer is different than for other cases.

In this episode, we mention a few things on the internet you might want to dive into:

• Harvard's Project Implicit: Take the implicit bias test

• RadioLab's More Perfect Podcast: 'Object Away' episode explains the story behind the Batson challenge

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