74 Seconds

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74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer who is about to go on trial for his death, Jeronimo Yanez. Thr...Show More
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The documents and the juror

21:06 | Jun 30th, 2017

We dig into the case's investigative files and what they tell us about the night of shooting. Plus: One of the jurors in the trial sits down for an extended interview.
3: The Traffic Stop

21:38 | May 25th, 2017

What we know -- and what we don't know -- about those 74 seconds, and the Facebook video that made millions of people witnesses to Philando Castile's final moments.
16 Shots: A podcast about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald

03:58 | Aug 31st, 2018

The events we covered in 74 Seconds were only a piece of a larger national conversation on policing and justice. A new podcast from WBEZ and The Chicago Tribune examines a case still unfolding in Chicago.
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03:45 | Feb 15th, 2018

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What happens now?

25:44 | Aug 14th, 2017

The trial is over. A settlement has been signed. But how do people move forward? Plus: An interview with Wesley Lowery, a journalist who tracks police shootings across the U.S. Please consider taking our closing survey.
The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk

13:10 | Jul 26th, 2017

On July 15, the Twin Cities had its third high-profile police shooting in less than two years.
To be black and armed in Minnesota

19:25 | Jul 14th, 2017

'There's this fear about a black man with a gun,' said Lucky Rosenbloom, a firearms trainer — who says he's likely the only African-American trainer in the state of Minnesota.
The anniversary of the shooting

08:23 | Jul 7th, 2017

On July 6, 2017, Philando Castile's family and friends marked one year since the traffic stop when he was killed. Plus: What's coming next from the 74 Seconds team.
An inventory of Philando Castile's car

08:09 | Jun 26th, 2017

The car Castile was driving became a central piece of evidence in the case. It was towed away by authorities, photographed for the investigation.The things in his car, when you look through them, are all about another: Another dinner. Another day at ...Show More
The dashcam video

24:24 | Jun 21st, 2017

Four days after the verdict, investigators released the video: It's the first time those 74 seconds have been shown outside the courtroom.
After the verdict

27:14 | Jun 17th, 2017

We already know the outcome. But even though the trial has come to an end, for a lot of people, this story is not over.
Trial, Day 14: The verdict

05:12 | Jun 16th, 2017

On Friday, on the fifth day of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Jeronimo Yanez reached a verdict: Not guilty on all counts. We called reporter Riham Feshir, at the courthouse, in the minutes after the verdict was announced.
Trial, Day 12: Jury at an impasse

05:21 | Jun 14th, 2017

The judge re-read jurors a portion of the instructions he'd given them on Monday. "You should not hesitate to reexamine your views and change your opinion if they become erroneous, but you should not surrender your honest opinion simply because other...Show More
Trial, Day 11: Preparing for a verdict

08:42 | Jun 13th, 2017

The jury is about to go into its third day of deliberations. And while the Twin Cities waits for a verdict, a St. Paul police commander explains his department's layered approach to handling large groups and tense moments.
Trial, Day 10: The jury deliberates

06:03 | Jun 12th, 2017

Both sides make their final arguments. The judge issues detailed instructions. And the case is left in the hands of the jury.
Trial, Day 9: Jeronimo Yanez takes the stand

12:09 | Jun 10th, 2017

'I thought I was going to die,' Jeronimo Yanez told the jury. 'I had no other choice.'
Trial, Day 8: The prosecution rests, the defense begins

19:53 | Jun 9th, 2017

By the fourth day of testimony, the prosecution has rested, the defense has moved for acquittal, and we expect to hear soon from Jeronimo Yanez himself.
Trial, Day 6: Yanez's partner testifies

15:13 | Jun 7th, 2017

On the second day of testimony, two of the witnesses closest to the shooting -- Diamond Reynolds and police officer Joseph Kauser -- take the stand.
Trial, Day 5: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds

15:54 | Jun 6th, 2017

The jury is seated, the defense and prosecution have made their opening statements, and the first of the witnesses take the stand -- including the woman who brought this case to the attention of millions.
Trial, Day 4: Getting to 23

23:14 | Jun 2nd, 2017

As the first week of the trial ends, the jury in the case starts to take shape. Plus: Why choosing a jury for the trial of a police officer is different than for other trials.
Trial, Day 1: Jury selection begins

15:12 | May 30th, 2017

In the first of our trial updates, 50 potential jurors are sworn in, given questionnaires and instructed in the basics of the case against Yanez.
4: The World is Watching

28:16 | May 26th, 2017

After Philando Castile's death, people marched, they chanted, they camped out in front of the governor's mansion. But no one was sure what would happen next.
2: The Officer

27:13 | May 23rd, 2017

When he pulled over Philando Castile, Jeronimo Yanez was working the night shift, patrolling three small Twin Cities suburbs. His law enforcement career was largely unremarkable. Now, he's about to go on trial.
1: The Driver

18:51 | May 22nd, 2017

Meet Philando Castile, the elementary school cafeteria worker whose name became a chant and whose face became a symbol.
Coming Soon: 74 Seconds

04:16 | May 16th, 2017

A man is dead, his last moments captured on Facebook Live. The police officer who pulled the trigger is now on trial. What happened the night of July 6, 2016? And what happens now?