After the Verdict

On June 16, 2017, one headline dominated news across the United States: a Minnesota jury had found officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the shooting death of Philando Castile.

2017 / Tracy Mumford / Riham Feshir / MPR News , USA


On June 16, 2017, one headline dominated news across the United States: a Minnesota jury had found officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the shooting death of Philando Castile.

Castile was shot during a traffic stop, in the summer of 2016, as he drove home from the grocery store with his girlfriend and her four year-old daughter. Just seventy-four seconds elapsed between the moment officer Jeronimo Yanez turned on his squad car lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's car. The full story of Philando Castile's death - and the trial of the officer that shot him - is the focus of 74 Seconds, a podcast from MPR News.

Within 24 hours of the verdict, 74 Seconds release this episode: After the verdict. In it, we hear from many key players in the trial - and a wide range of opinions & reactions, making clear that Castile's story is far from over.

10 reporters. 12 hours. 1 day to turn an episode around. How did the team behind 74 Seconds pull this off? Find out in our Behind-the-Scenes interview with producers Riham Feshir and Tracy Mumford.

Go back and listen to the 74 Seconds podcast, starting from the very first episode.


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