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August 31, 2018
16 Shots: A podcast about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald
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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3 min
February 15, 2018
Further listening
Looking for more in-depth listening and investigative reporting? We want to put a few shows on your radar.
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3 min
August 14, 2017
What happens now?
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.
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25 min
July 26, 2017
The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk
On July 15, the Twin Cities had its third high-profile police shooting in less than two years.
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13 min
July 14, 2017
To be black and armed in Minnesota
'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.
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19 min
July 7, 2017
The anniversary of the shooting
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.
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8 min
June 30, 2017
The documents and the juror
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.
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21 min
June 26, 2017
An inventory of Philando Castile's car
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 work. Another flat tire. Another winter.
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8 min
June 21, 2017
The dashcam video
Four days after the verdict, investigators released the video: It's the first time those 74 seconds have been shown outside the courtroom.
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24 min
June 17, 2017
After the verdict
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.
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27 min
June 16, 2017
Trial, Day 14: The verdict
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.
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5 min
June 14, 2017
Trial, Day 12: Jury at an impasse
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 jurors disagree or merely to reach a verdict."
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5 min
June 13, 2017
Trial, Day 11: Preparing for a verdict
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.
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8 min
June 12, 2017
Trial, Day 10: The jury deliberates
Both sides make their final arguments. The judge issues detailed instructions. And the case is left in the hands of the jury.
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6 min
June 10, 2017
Trial, Day 9: Jeronimo Yanez takes the stand
'I thought I was going to die,' Jeronimo Yanez told the jury. 'I had no other choice.'
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12 min
June 9, 2017
Trial, Day 8: The prosecution rests, the defense begins
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.
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19 min
June 7, 2017
Trial, Day 6: Yanez's partner testifies
On the second day of testimony, two of the witnesses closest to the shooting -- Diamond Reynolds and police officer Joseph Kauser -- take the stand.
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15 min
June 6, 2017
Trial, Day 5: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds
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.
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15 min
June 2, 2017
Trial, Day 4: Getting to 23
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.
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23 min
May 30, 2017
Trial, Day 1: Jury selection begins
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.
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15 min
May 26, 2017
4: The World is Watching
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.
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28 min
May 25, 2017
3: The Traffic Stop
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.
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21 min
May 23, 2017
2: The Officer
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.
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27 min
May 22, 2017
1: The Driver
Meet Philando Castile, the elementary school cafeteria worker whose name became a chant and whose face became a symbol.
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18 min
May 16, 2017
Coming Soon: 74 Seconds
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?
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4 min
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