Richmond teacher loses job after drunk in public arrest

Posted at 7:21 PM, May 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-14 23:44:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- A teacher at Broad Rock Elementary School in Richmond lost her job, after being after being physically removed from a local restaurant and arrested on Saint Patrick's Day.

That was revealed in court Wednesday morning, where Diamond Mays was facing Judge Eugene Cheek on two misdemeanor charges: drunk in public and disorderly conduct.

The officer who arrested Mays testified she was working off-duty outside a restaurant, when she heard a commotion.

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.

Judge Cheek, who knew Mays had lost her job, convicted her of misdemeanor drunk in public and misdemeanor curse and abuse.

Both carry a $50 fine each.

Mays has 10 days to appeal.