Anders Anglesey, Newsweek, April 28, 2021
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.”
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.
Killed by an intoxicated driver early this morning, @NYPDHighway Police Officer Anastasios Tsakos loved his family and the city he was dedicated to protecting for the past 14 years. As the NYPD and NYC mourn this tragic loss, we make a solemn vow to #NeverForget Anastasios. pic.twitter.com/kjGADuGzOW
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 27, 2021
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.