74 Seconds

Minnesota Public Radio

74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer who is about to go on trial for his death, Jeronimo Yanez. Through comprehensive reporting, MPR News examines this intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America. A lot can happen in 74 seconds.

  • 2 minutes 16 seconds
    Introducing In Front of Our Eyes

    In March 2021, the first of the former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd will go on trial in Minnesota. Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases—and the world will be watching. MPR News, which has followed this case in detail from the beginning, will bring listeners updates on this monumental case, and the consequences it holds for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media.

    15 March 2021, 12:04 am
  • 3 minutes 58 seconds
    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.
    31 August 2018, 5:00 am
  • 3 minutes 45 seconds
    Further listening
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    15 February 2018, 6:00 am
  • 25 minutes 44 seconds
    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.
    14 August 2017, 5:00 am
  • 13 minutes 10 seconds
    The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk
    On July 15, the Twin Cities had its third high-profile police shooting in less than two years.
    26 July 2017, 5:00 am
  • 19 minutes 25 seconds
    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.
    14 July 2017, 5:00 am
  • 8 minutes 23 seconds
    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.
    7 July 2017, 5:00 am
  • 21 minutes 6 seconds
    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.
    30 June 2017, 5:00 am
  • 8 minutes 9 seconds
    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.
    26 June 2017, 5:00 am
  • 24 minutes 24 seconds
    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.
    21 June 2017, 5:00 am
  • 27 minutes 14 seconds
    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.
    17 June 2017, 5:00 am
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