The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

74 Seconds podcast: An inventory of Philando Castile's car

The car was towed away from the scene.
The car in which Philando Castile was shot was towed away from the scene of the traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn., on July 7, 2016.
Christopher Juhn for MPR News

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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 after the trial: On the podcast, on the radio and on our website at

An inventory of Philando Castile's car

The car Philando Castile was driving became a central piece of evidence in the case. It was towed away by authorities, photographed for the investigation.

The things in his car, when you look through them, are all about another: Another dinner. Another day at work. Another flat tire. Another winter.

They're remnants of a life, interrupted.