According to wikipedia and le figaro, a policeman on patrol at Larpenteur Avenue sent a radio message to his colleagues who were also on patrol in the neighborhood, telling them that he wanted to check the identity of the occupants of a car, justifying himself: the two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery. The driver closely resembles one of our suspects because of his wide-set nose. I cannot see the passenger well. His colleagues tell him that they are waiting until he carries out his control.
In the car were Philando Castile, the driver, Diamond Reynolds, his girlfriend and a four-year-old girl, the child of Diamond Reynolds. The two police officers Yanez and Kauser approached the car and Yanez asked the driver to show him his driving license and registration. Castile told him that they are in his wallet that is in the back pocket of his pants. Before putting his hand in the back pocket of his pants, in order to avoid any misunderstanding, Castile told the policeman Yanez that he carried a weapon with him, that this weapon is registered, and that he had a concealed authorization to carry it with him.
He gave him this information just so that the policeman, who had not yet seen the weapon, on seeing it, did not think by mistake that Castile wanted to use it while he wants only wanted to take his wallet from his pocket. But when Castile moved his arm to the back pocket of his pants, Yanez opened fire on him, touching him several times on his arm and chest. "You shot him four bullets, sir," Reynolds, the girlfriend of Castile exclaimed. And the policeman to explained "I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand open!" "No, you told him to get his identity card and his driving license, sir," the young woman said to the policeman. She was later handcuffed and taken to the police station.
How can you ask someone to show his papers and forbid him at the same time to remove them from his pocket? The courageous companion of Castile filmed much of this killing here using her smart phone. It is the only documented video material that the investigators possess because St. Anthony police officers are not obliged to wear the body cameras!
It is to be wondered whether the wearing of body cameras by the police should not be mandatory throughout the United States of America.You can also contribute! Your financial contribution, as well as your contribution through articles or translation are very appreciated.