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Was Yanez in an Unavoidable Situation? Maybe Not

Since the video was released earlier this week, showing the gripping traffic stop that turned deadly in a flash, there’s been little change in opinion regarding the shooting of Philando Castille last summer.

What the video didn’t show was the movement of the victim, whether he was reaching for his gun or just showing officer Yanez where it was. ┬áIt was apparent, based on the officer’s action and description, that Castille did not follow directions.

But was this whole situation avoidable? ┬áRochester Police Chief Roger Peterson talked about the difference between “reasonable” or “unavoidable” Wednesday on Rochester’s Good Morning..

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Chief Peterson is a regular monthly guest on the program with Rich Peterson and Kim David on News/Talk 1340 KROC AM

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