In July, Minnesota police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, shot and killed Philando Castile while the latter was allegedly reaching for his identification. Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend, streamed the aftermath on Facebook Live:
The incident lit up social media, leading to Officer Yanez being charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Now, Diamond Reynolds is in hot water after allegedly assaulting a woman with a hammer in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 28.
According to KMSP, when a woman noticed she was being followed by a white SUV, she pulled into a parking lot. As she exited her vehicle, she saw Diamond Reynolds, and Chnika Blair:
Reynolds punched the 24-year-old victim in the head with a closed fist and Blair grabbed her hair. At one point, Reynolds hit the woman in the head with a hammer, causing her to fall to the ground. While the victim was on the ground, Reynolds continued to hit her in the head with a hammer, causing her to black out for a moment.
The victim told police, Reynolds then with the hammer hit the victim’s car’s windshield, breaking it. While the woman tried to get up, another vehicle pulled up and Dyamond Richardson got out and started spraying bear mace at the victim, who started to run away.
After the melee, the victim was treated at a local hospital, later identifying her assailants. Astonishingly, Richardson claims this was just part of an ongoing fight between the victim and the three women.
The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports that Diamond Reynolds has been “charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree assault–inflicting substantial bodily harm.” The other attackers, Blair and Richardson, have been charged with “aiding and abetting” Reynolds’ crimes.