Newly released video shows the four-year-old daughter of Diamond Reynolds, the woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer last year, pleading with her mother to be quiet and cooperate with police, and praying for ”no more police and no more shooters and no more guns around here.” Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: The young daughter of a woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer last year can be heard pleading with her mother to be quiet and cooperate with police, saying “I don’t want you to get shooted,” newly released video footage showed.
Mother and daughter also pray together, pleading for justice. At one point the girl asks for “no more police and no more shooters and no more guns around here.”
The video is from the interior of the police cruiser of the partner of St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot Philando Castile in July 2016 during a traffic stop. Castile was black and Yanez is Hispanic.
The shooting death of Castile, 32, in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights triggered local protests and fueled debate across the country over the appropriate use of force by law enforcement against minorities.
The aftermath of the shooting was broadcast on social media by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, whose then 4-year-old daughter was in the back seat during the incident.
A jury last Friday declared Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. Yanez had testified that he feared Castile was reaching for a firearm he had disclosed he had in his possession.
The new footage of Reynolds’ daughter was released by the Minnesota…