Diamond Reynolds, who live streamed her boyfriend Philando Castile being pulled over and shot dead by police on Wednesday, went into further detail about the incident in an emotional Facebook video posted Thursday.

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 2.28.33 PMA crowd quickly swarmed around her after her release from jail in St Paul. “A police officer stopped us for a busted tail light that was not busted,” she said. “As he was reaching for his license [in his back pocket], he told the officer he was licensed to carry,” she says between sobs.

Then she recalled that officers took four to five shots for no reason.

“He was crying, they took my phone and threw it,” she added. “They had machine guns pointed at my back.”

Officers also gave her incorrect information about where Castile was receiving care, she said. They told her he was at Regions Hospital, but she learned when she arrived there that he was actually at Hennepin County Medical Center.

“I never got to see him,” she said. “I never got to say my last words to that man.”

Reynolds and her daughter spent the night in jail.

“They didn’t feed us, they didn’t give us water, they took everything from me,” she said. “They put me in a room and separated me from my child. They treated me like a prisoner.”

Reynolds added that Castile was a decent and loving man without any criminal record or gang affiliation who worked hard to support her and her child.

“Nothing within his body said, ‘Kill me, I want to be dead,’” Reynolds said. “They took a part of my heart, they took a part of my soul.”

“They did this to my daughter, they did this to me and I want justice,” she said. “It’s not fair, it could have been any of us.”

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