Philando Castile shooting: officer said he felt in danger after smelling pot in car

Philando Castile shooting: officer said he felt in danger after smelling pot in carDash-camera footage released along with the transcript clearly picks up Castile telling the officer ‘I do have a firearm on me’. The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile told state investigators that he believed his life was danger because he smelled marijuana in his car, according to transcripts released on Tuesday along with dash-camera footage. Officer Jeronimo Yanez said in an interview following the fatal traffic stop that Castile’s apparent willingness to use the drug in front of his young daughter and girlfriend led Yanez to believe that the 32-year-old posed a serious threat.



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