Virginia Teacher Accused of Drunk in Public
faces charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and drunkenness.
Mays was arrested last March.
The arrest took place in the 1400 block of East Cary Street near Sine Irish pub. There were multiple St. Patrick’s holiday celebrations in the area.Details on booking not reported.
A Richmond Public Schools spokesperson said the district is aware of the charges and will follow the case until there is a final disposition to appropriate actions.
[Update] This week, Diamond Mays faced Judge Eugene Cheek on her charges.
The officer who arrested Mays testified she was working off-duty outside a restaurant, when she heard a commotion.Mays was convicted of misdemeanor drunk in public and misdemeanor curse and abuse. Each carries a $50 fine.
That lead her to a walk way where she says she saw Diamond Mays being picked up and removed from a restaurant by a bouncer.
When the officer tried to calm her down, she testified Mays took off running and assaulted a different bouncer.
At that point the officer began the arrest process, saying Mays was disheveled, agitated, and yelling.
She then cursed the police officer and used racial slurs.
While being processed after her arrest, the officer says Mays told her she was a third-grade teacher who tells her students to not trust the police because they are racists.