Grand jury rules officer-involved shooting was justified

Created: 01/15/2014 9:29 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A grand jury decided a state police officer who shot a Santa Fe woman in her car was justified in doing so.

In November, an officer tried pulling over Jeanette Anaya, but investigators said she wouldn't stop.

Investigators said when she put her car in reverse and started driving toward Officer Oliver Wilson, he started shooting.

According to Thomas Clark, the family's attorney, Wilson fired 16 times hitting Anaya twice.

Wednesday, her family's attorney questioned why the majority of the investigation was done by state police.

“Their daughter died for nothing, she got murdered by the State Police and the officer walks away from it,” said Clark. “The family is devastated.”  

A passenger who was with Anaya that night says she didn't stop because she had a warrant.

He claims she wasn’t trying to hit the officer. Jeanette Anaya's toxicology reports show she had cocaine in her system.

Wilson is still employed with State Police. Clark says Wilson violated the policy multiple times.

Jeanette Anaya, 29.

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