Philando Castile Police Killing Caught On Facebook Live
Not even 24-hours into the collective mourning and search for answers and justice over the death of Alton Sterling, another brutal police killing of an African American man has been caught on camera.
Lavish Reynolds was driving with her boyfriend Philando Castile and her 4-year-old daughter in the backseat when police pulled them over for a busted tail light. According to a 10-minute live broadcast she shared via Facebook Live, the officer shot Philando 4 times in the chest and arm as he reached for his license and identification, as asked by officers. Castile reportedly passed away at the hospital later in the evening.
WARNING: The below video is graphic and disturbing.
A nearby resident, Katherine Bleth, also captured footage of officers trying to pump Philando’s chest on the street after he lost consciousness:
SMH. This keeps happening and it is beyond exhausting…