Transcript for Officer in Deadly Minnesota Shooting Charged With Manslaughter
New charges in that deadly police shooting in Minnesota that sparked nationwide protests. Philando Castile shot by an officer, his girlfriend live streaming the encounter on Facebook. Now that officer is being charged with manslaughter. ABC's Steve osunsami has more. Told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand open. Reporter: This is the voice of officer Jeronimo Yanez broadcast live on Facebook and this is the gun police say he shouldn't have fired killing philando Castile in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota. You shot four bullets into sim, sir. He was just getting his license and registration. Reporter: This morning he's charged with second degree manslaughter and two felony firearm charges for endangering the safety of both diamond Reynolds who recorded the video and her 4-year-old daughter in the backseat. No reasonable officer would have used deadly force under these circumstances. Reporter: You hear both Castile and his girlfriend tell the officer he has a legally owned gun in his pocket. Authorities now say the officer started firing before Castile even had a chance to remove the gun. I feel as though that murder to the highest extent of the law is what would be appropriate here. At the end of the day none of is that going to bring my boyfriend back. Reporter: The officer tells them he's pulling them over for a broken taillight but take a look. Pictures show the taillights were working. Over the radio you hear him share another reason. The two occupants just look like a -- people that were involved in a robbery. Reporter: And you hear what even Minnesota's governor says is racism. The driver looks more like one of our suspects just because of the wide-set nose. Reporter: Police say the officer was turn himself in. Prosecutors say the Castile and his girlfriend had nothing to do with that robbery. The officer will appear in court tomorrow and is expected to plead not guilty. Robin. A lot of people watching. All right, Steve.
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