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Why do so few deadly police shootings end in police convictions?

Why do so few deadly police shootings end in police convictions?

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Now to issues of policing, race and the law, issues in the forefront of the news once again.
John Yang has our look.
A warning: This story includes images of violence that viewers may find disturbing.
JERONIMO YANEZ, St. Anthony Police Department: Hello, sir.
JOHN YANG: This week, the public got to see the dash-cam video of last July’s fatal police shooting of Philando Castile outside St. Paul, Minnesota. Jurors had watched it several times before acquitting officer Jeronimo Yanez. A conversation about a broken taillight quickly turned tense.
PHILANDO CASTILE: Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me.
JERONIMO YANEZ: OK. OK. Don’t reach for it then. Don’t pull it out.
PHILANDO CASTILE: I’m not pulling it out.
JERONIMO YANEZ: Don’t pull it out.
(GUNSHOTS)
JOHN YANG: Prosecutors said Castile, who had a permit for the gun, was reaching for his driver’s license. Yanez said he thought he was rea

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