The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Tuesday released the file from its investigation into the fatal shooting of motorist Philando Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn., last July. Below is a transcript of the BCA's interview with Yanez after the shooting.
The interview became a point of contention during Yanez's trial. Prosecutors did not introduce that interview as evidence until cross-examining the officer on the stand. Judge William H. Leary III denied that request but allowed it to be referenced during Yanez’s cross-examination. During deliberations, jurors asked to see the interview transcript, but the judge again denied the request. Yanez was acquitted of all charges related to the shooting of Castile on Friday. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
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