A newly released video shows Philando Castile’s girlfriend and her 4-year-0ld daughter sharing an emotional moment in the back of a police car moments after Castile was fatally shot.
In the video, released this week by Minnesota police, Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds can be seen crying and shouting from the backseat of the squad car.
“It’s OK, I’m right here with you,” Reynolds’s daughter can be heard saying.
“Mom, please stop cussing and screaming ’cause I don’t want you to get shooted,” the girl says later.
The release of the video comes less than a week after officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter in Castile’s death. Yanez claimed he felt he was in life-threatening danger when he shot the black motorist during a traffic stop in July 2016.
Reynolds streamed the moments immediately after the shooting in a Facebook Live video. The shooting sparked protests around the country and renewed a debate over police violence against minorities.
At one point in the video, Reynolds asks an officer to uncuff her.
“You’re not hurt, and your daughter’s not hurt, is that correct?” the officer asks.
“We’re not hurt, but mentally we’re scarred forever,” Reynolds responds.