"I thought, I was gonna die", Officer Jeronimo Yanez told investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension fifteen hours after the shooting.
Mr Yanez says he thought Mr Castille was reaching for the gun.
Authorities released the footage on Tuesday, just days after a Minnesota jury acquitted Mr Yanez on all charges in the shooting.
When I found out the jury came back with a "not guilty" in the recent trial of Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop past year in Minnesota, I was saddened, but not surprised.
"Tell that to the police, OK...", Reynolds responds.
When Yanez opened fire, another officer near the vehicle jumped back, and Yanez began yelling at the driver. According to Tom, Yanez's actions were over the top for the situation that he was in. Bullets struck the seat beside Castile's girlfriend and almost hit her 4-year-old daughter. The video - which jurors watched multiple times during the trial - reveals details of the shooting that left Mr Castille dead and members of the Black community reeling. Castile had a permit to carry a gun and told the officer he was carrying.
Dae'Anne leans in to give her mum a kiss before she starts crying and says: 'I wish this town was safer.
CASTILE: I'm not pulling it out.
"OK don't reach for it, then", Mr Yanez says.
YANEZ: Don't pull it out. She initially explained that an Xbox video game console had been stolen, and she showed the officers evidence that things had been disturbed on her bed.
She said the state did not prove that Yanez was being dishonest about seeing a gun. Even asking police to impose more discipline on officers who behave badly means pretending that police unions don't have a ridiculous amount of power in this country. As seen in the below video, Diamond's 4-year-old daughter tries to calm her mother down and tells her to keep quiet and stop saying bad words so her mother won't get "shooted", in a 4-year-old's language, a girl still so young that she didn't know the past tense of "shoot" is "shot".
"I can't believe they just did that", Reynolds is heard saying.
In reality, the officer had been looking for an armed robbery suspect whose description he later said matched Castile's appearance.
During the week-long trial, Yanez said the smell of marijuana lead him to fear for his life.
In the graphic video, Castile was shot and bleeding in the driver's seat of the auto and Yanez was still pointing his handgun into the vehicle.
As is usual for traffic stops, Yanez said he went to ask for proof of insurance and a license.
After the first shot, Castile's body was thrown to the right. It does not show what happened inside the auto or what Yanez saw. Reynolds' then-4-year-old daughter started to get out of the vehicle and was grabbed by an officer. Soon, she was heard wailing.
'No, please no! I don't want you to get shooted! I'm going to take your spot. "You all right? You're not hit any, are you?"
"Don't pull it out!" the officer can be heard yelling in the video. "Please get me out of here".
Yanez was found not guilty by a jury in Ramsey county District Court Friday on charges of second-degree manslaughter and unsafe discharge of a firearm for his conduct during the July 6, 2016 shooting.
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