>> His death in July came after a traffic stop, filmed live by his girlfriend in a wrenching video that went viral on Facebook, and further fueling the Black Lives Matter movement. Now the Minnesota cop, Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot Philando Castile has been charged with second degree manslaughter.
>> Based upon our thorough and exhaustive review of the facts of this case, it is my conclusion that the use of deadly force by Officer Yanez was not justified.>> The decision a victory for local residents who marched for weeks calling for the officer's arrest and demonstrators nationwide protesting the use of excessive force by police, especially against black men.
Castile, a 32 year old cafeteria worker, was pulled over in the small suburb of Falcon Heights for what his girlfriend said was a broken tail light. He handed his insurance card to the officer, his girlfriend's four year old daughter also in the car, when this happened.>> Castile then, calmly and in a non-threatening manner, informed Officer Yanez, sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me.
Officer Yanez then said, okay, don't reach for it then. Castile responded, I'm not pulling it out. Officer Yanez pulled his left arm out of the car and then fired seven shots in rapid succession into the vehicle.>> Officer Yanez faces three charges in all, including two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.