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74 Seconds podcast: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds

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Diamond Reynolds holds a candle during a vigil for Philando Castile on the three-month anniversary of his death.
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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.

Trial, Day 5: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds

After a week of jury selection, the trial begins to move quickly. 

The jury is seated, the defense and prosecution make their opening statements, and the first of the witnesses — including Diamond Reynolds, Philando Castile's girlfriend and the woman who introduced millions to this traffic stop — take the stand.

And during its opening statements, the prosecution played the dashcam video from Jeronimo Yanez's squad car. It's the first time video of those 74 seconds at the heart of the case was shown in public.