Philando Castile

Fatal Police Shootings Caught on Video Prompt Calls for Justice Department Investigations
House members from Minnesota and Louisiana demand action

Protesters block traffic near a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, convenience store where a fatal police shooting was caught on video Tuesday. The Justice Department also has been asked to investigate another fatal police shooting in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday evening. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

A deadly police shooting of a man apparently reaching for his wallet during a traffic stop — that has since been widely seen on social media — has prompted a Minnesota congresswoman to call for a Justice Department investigation.  

Philando Castile was shot and killed Wednesday evening by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.  His girlfriend, Lavisha Reynolds, streamed the aftermath of the incident live on Facebook . Castile, 32, died later that night at a Minneapolis hospital.