The View recently aired a segment that featured Philando Castile’s fiancé Diamond Reynolds. Reynolds went on the talk show to discuss the death of Castile under the hands of a police officer.
For those who aren’t familiar with the widely publicized case, Castile was shot four times and killed during a routine-traffic stop. When asked by Joy Behar why she chose to live-stream the incident after the police officer shot Castile, Reynolds said “I really wanted to make sure that no matter what, my side, his side, our side of the story, could be viewed by the people.”
Reynolds also went on indicate that even though you couldn’t see their four-year-old daughter in the live-stream video, she was in the backseat while this all took place. Reynolds stated “I wanted the people to know that these incidents [black people being disproportionately killed by law enforcement] do happen.”
Sunny Hostin, one of the other hosts on the panel, asked “did anything happen before you started filming Facebook Live, that would have justified this officer shooting Phil four times?” Reynolds replied “Absolutely not, there was nothing that would have led to an officer gunning him down. We followed with procedures. We did everything that we were asked to do.”
In addition, during the interview, Candace Cameron-Bure wanted to know how Reynold’s young daughter was dealing with the situation. Reynolds explained that her daughter has been dreaming about Castile and says comments such as “I’m going to make Phil some soup, because that’s going to make him feel better, and come back.”
Reynolds also mentioned how she believes that black individuals are often racially profiled or targeted, and because of this, her and Castile “always do what we’re suppose to do, so it doesn’t cause something so tremendous like this.” Reynolds added that they made sure to inform the police officer ahead of time that Castile had a legally concealed weapon on him.
Towards the end of the interview, when asked what she would want the public to know about Castile, she said “he was very sincere, he was loving, he accepted everyone, he worked in a school for well over 15 years and knew over 200 kids by name, he would never bring harm to myself, my daughter, or anyone around him, he was very giving, very respectable, and he was just a great man.”
Watch the full interview below: