Minnesota Police Kill Black Man Pulled Over for Broken Taillight (Video)One day after cops killed Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, La., video was posted online appearing to show the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, 32 and black, at a traffic stop in Minnesota.
One day after cops killed Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, La., video was posted online appearing to show the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, 32 and black, at a traffic stop in Minnesota.
The highly distressing footage appears above.
The Guardian reports:
Family told local news outlets in St Paul, the state capital, that Castile was in a car stopped by police and had told an officer he was carrying a licensed firearm, then tried to get his wallet out.
The video, posted on Facebook Live on Wednesday night, appeared to show an incident like the one police described. The video showed a woman sitting in a car with a man whose shirt appeared to be soaked in blood, saying an officer shot her boyfriend.
In the video, the woman says the officer asked her boyfriend for his license and registration. She says the man told the officer it was in his wallet but that he also had a pistol he was licensed to carry.
“The officer said, ‘Don’t move,”’ the woman in the video says. “As he was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times.”
At one point, the policeman can be heard saying: “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand out.”
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