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74 Seconds podcast: Preparing for a verdict

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St. Paul Police Cmdr. Joshua Lego speaks into a megaphone in late July 2016, warning protesters outside the Minnesota Governor's Residence in St. Paul that if they do not leave they will be arrested.
Evan Frost | MPR News file 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.

Trial, Day 11: Prepping for a verdict

The jury is about to go into its third day of deliberations. 

And while the Twin Cities waits for a verdict, a St. Paul police commander explains his department's layered approach to handling large groups and tense moments.