Posted on April 30, 2021

Jessica Beauvais Made Podcast Rant Against Police Hours Before Crash Killed NYPD Officer

Anders Anglesey, Newsweek, April 28, 2021

Suspected drunk driver Jessica Beauvais ranted against police in a Facebook livestream just hours before she allegedly killed a New York police officer during a hit-and-run.

Beauvais, 32, uploaded a nearly two-hour long livestream on her Facebook page, under the name Phoenix Michel, on Monday evening, which opened with the N.W.A song “F*** Tha Police.”

Jessica Beauvais

Jessica Beauvais

She went on to share her views on the Derek Chauvin trial, police violence against Black people and how she wanted others to fight police.

Beauvais said: “We can fight the police too. If you’re going to shoot me, get it over with. What I’m saying you’re not going to try me while I’m still breathing.”

She later added: “Like N.W.A say about the police—if you’re going to kill me, at least I get to take someone with me. I’m one of those people. If I’m going to go, someone is coming.”


Beauvais signed off the livestream saying she would be back next week and added: “And until then, f*** the police.”

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Beauvais was arrested and is due to be arraigned on counts of vehicular manslaughter and reckless endangerment, leaving an accident resulting in death, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle as well as driving while intoxicated, the New York Post reported.

She was allegedly behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43, who had attended an earlier accident on the Long Island Expressway.

The father of two children was allegedly hit head-on by Beauvais’ 2013 Volkswagen and later died of his injuries.

Police said Beauvais was driving with a suspended license and that she had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15, which is almost twice the New York state limit of 0.08, according to the New York Post.