The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

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The MPR News podcast 74 Seconds received a Peabody Award Tuesday.

In 22 episodes, 74 Seconds tells the story of the first police shooting to go to trial in the state of Minnesota.

In July 2016, officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb. The world watched the aftermath, live on Facebook. Yanez was charged in Castile's death. Jurors found him not guilty on all charges June 16, 2017.

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This award marks MPR News' fourth Peabody honor. The station was recognized for "The Prairie Was Quiet," a sound portrait of prairies in Minnesota, in 1977 — and then again in 1979 for "The Way to 8-A," a sound portrait of involuntary commitment in a Hennepin County psychiatric ward.

In 2015, the newsroom was recognized with a Peabody for its "Betrayed by Silence" investigation into the Twin Cities Catholic church.

This year's Peabody finalists for podcasts and radio include a list of other must-listen stories:

Ear Hustle from Radiotopia/PRX
Lost Mothers from NPR and ProPublica
S-Town from Serial and This American Life
Seeing White from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
The Pope's Long Con from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Louisville Public Radio
The View from Room 205 from WBEZ Chicago
Uncivil: The Raid from Gimlet Media

On Tuesday, the Peabody Awards announced four other winners in the radio and podcasting category, in addition to 74 Seconds.

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A man is dead, his last moments captured on Facebook Live. The police officer who pulled the trigger is now on trial. What happened the night of July 6, 2016? And what happens now?

Episode 1: The driver

Meet Philando Castile, the elementary school cafeteria worker whose name became a chant and whose face became a symbol.

Episode 2: The officer

When he pulled over Philando Castile, Jeronimo Yanez was working the night shift, patrolling three small Twin Cities suburbs. His law enforcement career was largely unremarkable. Now, he's about to go on trial.

Episode 3: The traffic stop

What we know — and what we don't know — about those 74 seconds, and the Facebook video that made millions of people witnesses to Philando Castile's final moments.

Episode 4: The world is watching

After Philando Castile's death, people marched, they chanted, they camped out in front of the governor's mansion. But no one was sure what would happen next.

Trial, Day 1: Jury selection begins

In the first of our trial updates, 50 potential jurors are sworn in, given questionnaires and instructed in the basics of the case against Yanez.

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.

Trial, Day 5: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds

After Philando Castile's death, people marched, they chanted, they The jury is seated, the defense and prosecution have made their opening statements, and the first of the witnesses take the stand -- including the woman who brought this case to the attention of millions.

Trial, Day 6: Yanez's partner testifies

On the second day of testimony, two of the witnesses closest to the shooting — Diamond Reynolds and police officer Joseph Kauser — take the stand.

Trial, Day 8: The prosecution rests, the defense begins

By the fourth day of testimony, the prosecution has rested, the defense has moved for acquittal, and we expect to hear soon from Jeronimo Yanez himself.

Trial, Day 9: Jeronimo Yanez takes the stand

"I thought I was going to die," Jeronimo Yanez told the jury. "I had no other choice."

Trial, Day 10: The jury deliberates

The prosecution and defense rest their cases. The judge issues detailed instructions. And the case is left in the hands of the jury.

Trial, Day 11: Preparing 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.

Jury at an impasse

The judge re-read jurors a portion of the instructions he'd given them on Monday. "You should not hesitate to reexamine your views and change your opinion if they become erroneous, but you should not surrender your honest opinion simply because other jurors disagree or merely to reach a verdict."

Trial, Day 14: The verdict

On Friday, on the fifth day of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Jeronimo Yanez reached a verdict: Not guilty on all counts. We called reporter Riham Feshir, at the courthouse, in the minutes after the verdict was announced.

After the verdict

We already know the outcome. But even though the trial has come to an end, for a lot of people, this story is not over.

The dashcam video

Four days after the verdict, investigators released the video: It's the first time those 74 seconds have been shown outside the courtroom.

An inventory of Philando Castile's Car

The car 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.

The documents and the juror

We dig into the case's investigative files and what they tell us about the night of shooting. Plus: One of the jurors in the trial sits down for an extended interview, to offer more insight into deliberations.

The anniversary of the shooting

On July 6, 2017, Philando Castile's family and friends marked one year since the traffic stop when he was killed. Plus: What's coming next from the 74 Seconds team.

To be black and armed in Minnesota

'There's this fear about a black man with a gun,' said Lucky Rosenbloom, a firearms trainer — who says he's likely the only African-American trainer in the state of Minnesota.

The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk

On July 15, the Twin Cities had its third high-profile police shooting in less than two years.

What happens now?

The trial is over. A settlement has been signed. But how do people move forward? Plus: An interview with Wesley Lowery, a journalist who tracks police shootings across the U.S. Please consider taking our closing survey.

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