Audio gives details of NM State Police shooting

Posted at: 11/26/2013 12:35 PM
By: The Associated Press

Jeanette Anaya, 39, was shot by a police officer after a high speed chase.
Jeanette Anaya, 39, was shot by a police officer after a high speed chase.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A dispatch recording reveals that New Mexico State Police never provided a reason for a high-speed pursuit the night a 39-year-old Santa Fe woman was shot and killed by police.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that recently released audio recorded early on Nov. 7 between a Santa Fe police dispatcher and state police dispatcher shows that state police failed to provide a reason before reporting shots were fired.

As a result, Santa Fe police never came for backup.

The Nov. 7 shooting is one of four cases in the past month in which state police have used deadly force.

Two of those cases are still being investigated, including an Oct. 28 case where a state police officer shot at a minivan loaded with five children near Taos.