Authorities have released a new dash cam footage of moments that transpired before Philando Castile’s shooting took place in 2016. Philando Castile’s shooting was live streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds who was sitting in the passenger’s seat with her 4-year-old daughter. That video showed Reynolds pleading blood-soaked Philando to stay with her, few moments later he died. A massive outrage ensued protesting against deadly police force targeting primarily Black people in the United States.

Jeronimo Yanez won't be returning to police department

Earlier this month, a jury acquitted Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez who fatally shot Philando Castile resulting in protests in the St. Paul area. Although Yanez will not be returning to police department, popular opinion seems to be against this judgment.

This dash cam video was played for jurors at Officer Yanez’s trial and showed the events that led to the tragic killing of Philando Castile. In the beginning of the video, Officer Yanez is shown following Castile’s white Oldsmobile for some distance before he pulls him over for a broken tail light.

Later during the trial, he mentioned that he also suspected Philando to be one of the suspects in an armed robbery that happened few days earlier.

After stopping Castile, he tells him about his tail light and asks him for his license and proof of insurance while his partner waits behind. Once Castile provided paperwork to Yanez, he says to him: “Sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me.” To which Yanez replies, “Don’t reach for it then.”

Castile says that he’s not reaching out for it while Yanez gets agitated and repeatedly says “don’t pull it out” in the video.

Diamond Reynolds is also heard yelling continuously “he’s not pulling it out.”

Seven shots fired

What follows is a tragedy as we hear continuous shots being fired at Philando Castile. Seven shots were fired at Philando while his girlfriend and her daughter are sitting in the backseat. Philando died within a short time after this exchange while Yanez continues to yell “Don’t pull it out, Don’t move.”

Later in the video, Reynolds 4-year-old daughter leaves the car by herself when Yanez’s partner is seen picking her up.

Some time later, Reynolds livestream her side of story on Facebook and the entire nation becomes an audience to this tragedy.

Yanez claimed he feared for his safety in front of jury as a reason why he had to shoot Castile. ‘I thought I was gonna die,’ Yanez told the investigators.

Jeronimo Yanez’s acquittal has raised serious concerns regarding the safety of black people. After the verdict, Philando Castile’s mother Valerie Castile released a statement to the press saying,

“The system continues to fail black people. My son loved this city and this city killed my son and let the murderer get away.”

Castile family have vowed to not let Yanez get away with the murder of their son. They have decided to take the case to civil court.