'It's OK, I'm Right Here with You,' 4-Year-Old with Philando Castile Tells Mom in Squad Car

A four-year-old girl was in the backseat of Philando Castile’s vehicle when Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony Police Department police officer, fired his weapon into Castile’s car seven times during a traffic stop on July 6. Although one of the bullets logged just 16 inches from her car seat, a video shows the girl had the courage to comfort her mother.

OnFriday, Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter chargesin the death of Castile. Case files are now being publicly released. A video made available Wednesday shows footage of the girl and her mother, Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, in the back seat of a police squad car.

Reynolds,who was sitting in the passenger seat at the time of the shooting, nowin handcuffs, broke down, as she struggled to understand what had just happened. She let out a scream.

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