Attorneys for Minnesota cop want him to act out shooting

May 11, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Minnesota officer who fatally shot a black man are asking that he be allowed to act out the shooting during his trial.

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez filed multiple documents in advance of his manslaughter trial.

Among their requests, they want jurors to see the car Philando Castile was driving when he was shot, and they want Yanez to recreate the scene for jurors and explain his actions.

They also want to use Castile’s arrest and driving record as evidence.

The defense also wants to use content from Diamond Reynolds’ Facebook page. She was Castile’s girlfriend who was in the car and live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.

The state could argue against these requests.

Castile was shot July 6 in Falcon Heights.