Jessica Beauvais, a resident of Hampstead, NY, posted a 1 hour 51 minute livestream on her Facebook page Monday evening, hours before she killed an NYPD officer in a DUI hit-and-Run
Beauvais, 32, was venting about the trial of ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd and slammed the police
She faces charges related to drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter
Beauvais is seen in her podcast, vaping and drinking a liquid said to be vodka in her podcast and, at one point, washes down the contents of a red shot glass with a bottle of Snapple
She states that cops are ‘signing up for potential death’ before signing off the footage with: ‘F**k the police’
Hours later, she allegedly got behind the wheel of her Volkswagen, intoxicated and driving on a suspended license
She is accused of striking and killing NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos, 43, around 2am Tuesday and speeding away from the scene before being apprehended by police
Tsakos, a married father-of-two, was redirecting traffic on the Long Island Expressway following a separate fatal car accident
She allegedly, has admitted she was intoxicated while driving and apologized for striking and killing officer Tsakos – offering a tearful apology for her actions, she was led out of the NYPD’s 107th Precinct in handcuffs Tuesday
This is ‘a very, very painful moment,’ said Mayor Bill de Blasio while noting that that ‘[Tsakos], did everything right in his life for us and he is dead because of other people’s negligence’
A woman accused of killing a police officer on a DUI, streamed herself on Facebook Live saying ‘f**k the police’ while drinking vodka shots hours before she struck and killed a veteran New York City cop in a hit-and-run, it is claimed.
Jessica Beauvais, 32, posted a 1 hour and 51 minute livestream on her Facebook page Monday evening as part of her Face the Reality radio show where she addressed the trial of white former Minneasota cop, Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, slammed police officers and the justice system and played N.W.A song ‘F**k Tha Police’.
Throughout the video, Beauvais is seen vaping and drinking an unidentified dark liquid from a plastic cup.
At one point, she washes down the contents of a red shot glass with a bottle of Snapple.
Police sources claim she later confessed to guzzling vodka before the deadly accident.
Hours later, Beauvais allegedly got behind the wheel of her Volkswagen and plowed into NYPD Highway Officer Anastasios Tsakos on the Long Island Expressway around 2am Tuesday morning.
Tsako him head on.
Tsakos, 43 year-old married father to a three year-old son and six year-old daughter, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver, identified as Beauvais, who was allegedly intoxicated and driving with a suspended license at the time, allegedly sped away from the scene with a ‘completely shattered’ windshield before she was stopped and arrested by police.
Beauvais, who says she has a 13-year-old son in the video, offered a tearful apology for Tsakos’ death as she was led out of the NYPD’s 107th Precinct in handcuffs on Tuesday afternoon. ‘I’m sorry that I hit him and that he’s dead,’ she sobbed.
She is set to be arraigned on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, and reckless endangerment, leaving an accident resulting in death, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, and other charges, including driving while intoxicated.
Just hours before the fatal encounter, Beauvais streamed the Facebook Live video at 6.37 pm on her social media account under another name.
She begins the 1 hour 51 minute Facebook Live video, speaking about Chauvin’s trial.
‘This week we are going to talk about the ignorance that was the Derek Chauvin trial – or the ignorance that is essentially just is this f**ing justice system,’ she says.
‘Police say an oath and in that oath they say an oath that they are not supposed to be afraid of that position and that is literally in the rules.’
Beauvais who allegedly, was drunk while driving, sobs outside a NY police precinct after being arrested on Tuesday morning
Chauvin was found guilty on all charges for the Memorial Day murder of George Floyd last year after he knelt on the black man’s neck for more than nine minutes until he died.
In her podcast, Beauvais reads out part of an oath taken by members of law enforcement that they will ‘enforce the law courteously, appropriately, without fear, malice or ill will’, before then questioning how this had led to officers ‘shooting and killing people on the streets.’
She goes on to say that police officers are ‘signing up for potential death like in the army’ and that it is ‘part of the job’ that people ‘might try to f**king kill you.
‘If you said that you were signing up for this dangerous job and part of that dangerous job is that you are not supposed to be afraid – as part of that job is that people might try to f**king kill you,’ she says.
‘That’s what you’re signing up for – potential death like in the army. That’s what you signed up for.’
Beauvais also claimed that if she ever had a fatal encounter with police, she would make sure she wasn’t the only victim.
She told listeners: ‘Like (hip hop group) NWA 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
Speaking of her love of physical fighting, Beauvais continues: ‘What happened to fighting, I grew up on fighting. I like to fight. My hands and my feet and teeth.
‘It does something for me – what does it do for you? F**king people up never stopped being a thing. Shooting ‘people is still wack. It means you can’t fight. It means you’re a cop.’
She signs off the footage saying: ‘F**k the police. F**k them.’
Beauvais is wearing the same clothes in the footage – a pale blue crop top, navy pencil skirt and matching boots – as she was seen in both at the time of the crash and when she was being led out of the NYPD’s 107th Precinct.
As she was led out of the precinct in handcuffs Tuesday afternoon for her arraignment, the 32-year-old struck a far more contrite tone when asked about the deadly crash.
Beauvais sobbed as she apologized for killing Tsakos: ‘I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I hit him and now he’s dead.’ She allegedly, admitted to police that she had been downing vodka during the podcast when she was arrested around 2:30 am.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a joint press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday that Beauvais was driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license.
In video capturing her arrest, Beauvais looked distraught as she was handcuffed by police officers in front of a patrol car.
Jessica Beauvais faces vehicular manslaughter charges for allegedly striking a cop with her car on the Long island Expressway on Tuesday morning
Police say 32-year-old Beauvais was driving with a suspended license while intoxicated when she struck NYPD officer Anastasios Tsakos as he redirected traffic on the Long Island Expressway on Tuesday morning.
Beauvais of Hempstead, faces vehicular manslaughter charges after striking and killing the 14-year NYPD veteran while driving with a suspended license and intoxicated, police said.
Officer Tsakos, 43, was redirecting traffic away from another fatal car crash when he was hit. He was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead’Drunk driver’ is arrested after cop was struck and killed.
Described as a ‘highly regarded officer’, Tsakos was a 14-year veteran of the NYPD and leaves behind a wife, a six-year-old daughter, and a three-year-old son.
‘We stand here this morning reminded once again, in law enforcement, there is no such thing as a routine job,’ Shea said.
‘We stand here devastated and trying to pick up the pieces of what is a shattered home and a shattered NYPD family.’
The commissioner called the accident a ‘senseless and completely avoidable chain of events’.
Tsakos and other officers were on the scene on the Long Island Expressway redirecting traffic from a car that crashed into a utility pole, killing one passenger.
That was when Beauvais’ car swerved to avoid hitting other vehicles, striking Tsakos who was standing in the roadway next to his patrol car head-on with her 2013 Volkswagen.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the fatal crash that Tsakos was called to also involved a driver with a suspended license.
This is ‘a very, very painful moment,’ the mayor said at a press conference on Tuesday morning, ‘[Tsakos], did everything right in his life for us and he is dead because of other people’s negligence’.
‘We see here a horrible pattern, people doing the wrong thing and other people dead because of it, and one of them a hero officer,’ de Blasio said, after holding a minute’s silence in honor of the officer killed in the line of duty..
Police said Beauvais was driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license. After striking Tsakos she allegedly fled from the scene before being apprehended by police.