Diamond Reynolds: “I Don’t Want To Keep Reliving This Moment”

REUTERS/Adam Bettcher
REUTERS/Adam Bettcher

Diamond Reynolds has been through a lot these past couple days since broadcasting live on Facebook Wednesday the killing of her boyfriend, Philando Castile.

Reynolds has since been asked numerous questions by the media and become a national phenomenon. It seems like the only thing she hasn’t been able to do is mourn her loss, reports The Huffington Post.

Recently, after CNN’s Chris Cuomo repeatedly asked Reynolds for information about Castile’s shooting, she responded in so many words that she wanted to move on from that traumatic day.

“I’m grieving the loss of a loved one, of a best friend, of a role model, and father figure to my child,” Reynolds said. “You guys constantly keep asking me all of these disturbing questions, and I’ve already made my statement. I don’t want to keep reliving this moment.”

On Thursday, authorities identified Jeronimo Yanez as the police officer who had pulled over Reynolds and Castile for a traffic stop, ultimately firing the fatal shots that killed Castile, too. Yanez has been placed on administrative leave.

Reynolds went on to ask why the media wasn’t focusing on the police officer and what he was doing prior to the shooting.

“I want people to know who did this to us,” she added. “We didn’t do this to ourselves, and I just want the world to know that.”

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