Updating the latest developments in the Philando Castile shooting. If you have additional information use the comments section. Also, please note the name of the convenience store – too many media people using disinformation, we don’t need more here.
Finally today the police chief in Roseville, Minesota stated the recent reports pushed by Ms. Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds do not match the reality of what took place the night of Wednesday July 6th.
During a CNN interview (watch video here) Chief Rick Mathwig says Ms. Reynolds reports don’t line up with reality. The governor of Minnesota also used false statements given by Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds to make his comments.
Mathwig is the police chief in Roseville, Minnesota. His officers weren’t the ones who pulled over Castile or fired the fatal gunshots. But they responded to the scene in Falcon Heights after the shooting. And in an interview with CNN, Mathwig made several points:
• Officers started administering CPR three minutes after arriving at the scene, trying to save Castile’s life, Mathwig says. “It hurt me to hear the governor of Minnesota saying that Mr. Castile did not receive CPR,” he says.
• Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s fiancée who recorded the shooting aftermath in a Facebook Live video, wasn’t detained by police all night, Mathwig says. The police chief says she was held for about two hours in what’s called a “soft interview room” because it also contains toys, books and blankets.
• Mathwig says investigators did what they could to help Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter. One officer took $40 out of his wallet to pay for her groceries left in the car. Before dropping her off at home, Mathwig says an officer gave the child a teddy bear.
Ms. Reynolds said she was Philando Castile’s finance’, that’s false. Ms. Reynolds said Philando was 35-years-old, that’s false (he’s 32). Ms. Reynolds said the head light was broken, that’s false. Ms. Reynolds says she was kept overnight by police, that’s false.
So what else is Ms. Reynolds falsifying?
Here is the video where Ms. Reynolds is making her completely unfounded accusations on the morning after the shooting: