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The Minnesota woman who filmed her boyfriend's death by a police officer and posted it live on Facebook explained her decision while calling for justice.

Diamond Reynolds told reporters she didn't try to help Philando Castile because she was afraid if she moved suddenly that she would be shot, too.

She said that she put the video up on Facebook because she believed that the police would try to cover up the evidence.

"I chose to allow the video to go live ten seconds before my phone died because I wanted everybody in the world to see what the police do, and how they roll, and it's not right. It's not acceptable.

"I didn't do it for pity. I didn't do it for fame. I did it so that the world knows that these police are not here to protect and serve us. They are here to assassinate us!"

Reynolds notes that the video doesn't show the shooting and what led up to it.

Watch Mike Tobin's report on Shepard Smith Reporting above, and Reynolds' comments to reporters below.


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