Video of Another Traffic Stop Turned Police Shooting Emerges in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (NSP) – Just days after the shooting death of Philando Castile, NSP was sent a tip about another traffic stop which degraded into an officer involved shooting. On February 16th of this year, Jason Youngstrand was clocked on radar going 43 M.P.H. in a 40 M.P.H. zone, according to police reports.
The victim in this case was not killed and had failed to pullover immediately, instead choosing to drive a few blocks to his residence. At this point, a “standoff” between the unarmed Youngstrand and members of St. Anthony, Roseville, Maplewood and other Police Departments culminated in the use of a variety of less-lethal weapons and live rounds being fired at Youngstrand. In his words the incident shows, “out of control and excessive force” at the hands of police.
While police reports claim that Youngstrand “was continually opening and shutting the windows to his truck,” he denies this. Youngstrand insists the windows and doors of his “$500 beater” truck are old, and sticky, which would make this not possible. He also told NSP over the phone that one of the reasons he sat in his truck for so long was due to the fact that he was unable to comply with the officers orders to stick his hands out the window due to their stickiness.
Roughly 52 squad cars from various agencies, the East Metro SWAT team as well as a heavily armored vehicle responded to this traffic stop.
The condition of the truck is such that, Youngstrand told NSP he “couldn’t go faster than 50 [M.P.H.].
This is a preliminary report and NSP will be investigating claims on both sides and updating this article when new information is found, including the full video. Roseville and St. Anthony Police Departments could not be reached for comment.