Video, documents released of police pursuit that led to woman's death

Created: 01/16/2014 10:38 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Back in November, a state police officer fired 16 rounds into a Santa Fe woman's car, killing her.

Jeanette Anaya's family says it shouldn't have happened, but a grand jury ruled the shooting was justified.

Dashcam video, along with dispatch calls and documents relating to the incident, sheds some light as to what happened on a November night last year.

The night started with a attempted traffic stop.

In a statement, officer Oliver Wilson said Anaya made a stop at a green light, catching his attention.

Wilson pulled up behind her and said he noticed the car wobble, thinking she was impaired or had car issues, but Anaya didnot stop.

Her passenger, Jeremy Munoz, had just helped Anya with a flat tire. He said he tried to make her stop but she told him she had a warrant for her arrest.

Wilson turned his sirens on but Anaya sped up, going through neighborhoods at speeds up to 87 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, Wilson was communicating with Santa Fe police for back up but couldn't get assistance because he did not give a reason for the pursuit:

Dispatch: Remind the commander that they’re going to need a reason for the pursuit or they won’t continue.

Santa Fe PD: OK I'm trying to get him- Santa Fe 42- What is the reason for the pursuit?

Wilson: (silence)

Wilson nudged Anaya's car via a PIT Maneuver, causing her to lose control and stop.

The dash cam was facing away as Officer Wilson got out of his car.

"Get your hands up!" he yelled.

Anaya's passenger said she put the car in reverse to get away.

In a statement, Wilson said, "He had feared being crushed by both vehicles' causing great bodily harm to him or death."

At that point, Wilson decided to fire his weapon.

Wilson stated he was not sure if his first four shots had been effective, so he proceeded towards the vehicle on foot and fired several more shots at the right rear passenger side tire of the vehicle in an attempt to disable the silver Honda.

Anaya put the car in drive trying to get away.  Wilson continued to shoot, yelling and cursing for her to stop.

Anaya crashed into a wall and was hit by two bullets, one in the head and one in the back.

Her passenger was handcuffed.

Officer Wilson said he was aiming for the tires, but a diagram from investigators showed that while Wilson shot 16 times, only two bullets hit Anaya's tires.

Toxicology reports show Anaya had cocaine in her system.

Jeanette Anaya

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