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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:00 pm | Updated: 12:03 am, Sat Jan 18, 2014.

The pursuit and eventual shooting death of 39-year-old Jeanette Anaya started with the Santa Fe woman turning right on a green light.

It was 1:15 a.m. Nov. 7, a Thursday, and it was New Mexico State Police Officer Oliver Wilson’s second week on night shift, he told investigating officers. Wilson said he had seen the driver perform a “California stop” — a sudden stop followed by rapid acceleration — at the intersection of Alta Vista Street and St. Francis Drive. Wilson also said Anaya had made a “wobbly” turn.

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  • Michael Grimler posted at 10:25 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    shooter Posts: 304

    If she had stopped in the first place, none of that would have happened.

  • Margaret C de Baca posted at 9:56 am on Thu, Jan 23, 2014.

    peace12 Posts: 61

    The judical system lacks honesty, integrity, character, and principle. The manner in which it works ..a scernerio is chosen and then they selectively pick what will support their scenerio......therefore ignoring the true facts. In order to support their scenerio they have chosen, pergury is committed. But because it is all internal, the innocent have little support. It may include disposing of videos that will be in favor of the innocent., lying, and fabricating in order to support their corrupt scenerio. Never thought I would admit that there are many in prison that are innocent. But when you have lived it, seen it, experienced it. [ohmy] Now it is people killed for minor misdemeanors or self defense.

  • laura green posted at 7:26 pm on Wed, Jan 22, 2014.

    listen2 Posts: 4

    you've been in Santa fe too long with all that phooey talk around and about someone "choosing" this or that. Phooey! She got riddled with bullets when the car was stopped.
    So why did the clear minded State Police man/boy choose to think he was so in danger of being hit by the stopped car. Why didn't he choose to physically make a nose dive right or left and "just" get out of the way. It was probably "just" the width of a car to be safe from his thought of her car as a weapon.

    And to repeat myself: this lady, under the influence, is bleeding out and then handcuffed. awful.

  • Tracy Lopez posted at 7:23 am on Wed, Jan 22, 2014.

    TDL Posts: 5

    Grand Jury was a bunch of idiots. I hope the family sues the hell out of NMSP and wins MILLIONS. It wont bring her back, but maybe one of these days this organization will actually become legit. NMSP investigating NMSP? Seriously?? What type of "professional" organization does that?

    She deserved to die because she didn't pull over? Is that your "logical" argument? You should sign up to be NMSP, you'd fit perfect in that organization.

  • shelly gold posted at 10:52 pm on Mon, Jan 20, 2014.

    shelly gold Posts: 3

    There ought to be some really strict rules around the circumstances that merit a chase. A high speed chase endangers anyone else on the road. It's hard for me to believe that people are actually posting that the women deserved to die because she didn't stop for the police. How about just taking down her license number and having her appear in court??

    Also, very few police officers are killed in the line of duty. See this website: http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2013
    looks like maybe one per state in 2013. Only 113 died while on duty - some of heart attacks, etc. How often do we read about unarmed people, mostly young, black men, being killed by police. How can anyone defend this senseless killing?

  • Michael Grimler posted at 7:56 pm on Sun, Jan 19, 2014.

    shooter Posts: 304

    SHE chose to not stop.

    Drivers are supposed to stop when they see red/blue flashing lights, period.

  • Shastina Free posted at 7:38 pm on Sun, Jan 19, 2014.

    Sequoia Posts: 2

    - 6 People KILLED in 4 months!!!!! -

    “Something is very wrong at the law-enforcement academy,” Clark said. . . .

    I lived in California. A "California stop" is not a quick stop - it is when someone rolls through the stop sign. STOPPING is not defined by the "length of time" but by STOPPING!!!!!!


    NEEDS INVESTIGATION :: From a "Psychological and Therapeutic Perspective':

    It seems there are too many POLICE, from the south of the border, or from that heritage, which holds a cultural disposition aligned with the "Conquistadors" - too much energy in their lower body, and nothing to balance it with the wisdom of heart and spirit.

    NEEDS DEEPER INVESTIGATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael Grimler posted at 6:37 pm on Sun, Jan 19, 2014.

    shooter Posts: 304

    Not according to the grand jury.

  • Emory Griffin posted at 3:53 pm on Sun, Jan 19, 2014.

    bluedog23 Posts: 2

    No apparent reason for the stop; unfortunate result in the death of this woman.

  • Gustavo Rodriguez posted at 11:18 am on Sat, Jan 18, 2014.

    legalhispanic Posts: 1

    Really how about flying around town at 80 miles an hour as a reason to stop this crazy woman....would if there were drugs in her system. Bottom line all she had to do was to comply and obey the Officers commands. Don't have problem with the Officers actions, good job....

  • mark rael posted at 10:07 pm on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Mark R Posts: 12

    The cop got away with Murder.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 7:11 pm on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1011

    You'd think that with the amount of time officer Wilson had to prepare and rehearse his grand jury appearance, he would have studied-up on what a "California stop" really is. It has long meant to slow-down significantly, but actually keep rolling through a stop sign whether making a turn or going straight. Never has it been in reference to a traffic light, and especially one that is green, as was Ms. Anaya's. An obvious attempt to make something-up as probable-cause, a reason for trying to stop her in the first place. FAIL

  • christopher quintana posted at 3:16 pm on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    christopher quintana Posts: 36

    New Mexico. run from the state police and die.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:21 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1011

    When will the blood test results from officer Oliver Wilson be released to the public? Surely it's standard police procedure to do blood testing for aggravating substances (alcohol and drugs) on any officer causing great bodily harm from discharging a weapon. It appears he might have been "hopped-up" on something.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:12 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1011

    I have not heard and read "all the facts" as grand jurors supposedly have. I wish that they (and you) would watch the video, and after seeing Officer Wilson chase alongside a vehicle that was not moving towards him, and shooting another dozen bullets into the passenger area of the car; explain how his use of deadly force at that time is justified.

    Granted, he was probably pissed-off that he hadn't disabled the driver while out of camera-view, but being able to follow more appropriate procedures without letting emotions bring out baser instincts should be psychologically screened-for during the officer hiring process.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 8:50 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1639

    In Santa Fe, slowing down and even stopping at a green light,late at night is a smart move, too many red light runners. Should she have been chased for that, NO. The cop should have just left her alone, the problem is that he needed a ticket to help fill his quota. No one should die for that reason.

  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 8:32 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 661

    In the end, she did die of stupidity. All the he!! she had to do was stop. But, I don't see in the video where her car seems to be coming towards him after he gets out of his car. Something is very wrong here.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 8:28 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1073


  • Dieter Engelke posted at 8:18 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    iknoweverything Posts: 22

    Citizens Police academy, It would seem that if you Take a job with high risk you would be prepared to live with the results. You are the one who is lacking in knowledge,
    Why do we send young men to wars? lets see data, get a grip.

  • al_bedoya posted at 7:58 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    al_bedoya Posts: 35

    What is this? The Wild, Wild West??

    These kinds of events are not good. This officer should be thrown in jail.

  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 7:39 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    FranciscoCarbajal Posts: 298

    Maybe, you should attend a citizen police academy and find out "where do we dig these people up." Apparently, you have no clue on what a law enforcement officer is trained to do and what type of scenarios they have to deal with on a daily basis. New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers are not trained to just kill and injure innocent lives regardless of nationality, race, sexual orientation, and religion. I think it is the other way around if you look at the data and research on how many police officers are killed in the line of duty across the nation.[wink]

  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 7:32 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    FranciscoCarbajal Posts: 298

    I guess you should be the next selected "grand juror" to ensure the criminal justice system is fair and impartial relating to officer-related shootings that result in death for Santa Fe. Maybe, after your final decision is made after hearing and reading all the facts as a collective legal body, the legal determination and decision may not come out the way you think it should. This is why we have grand jury inquiries relating to officer-related shootings and a criminal justice system to investigate these type of situations. [wink]

  • Dieter Engelke posted at 6:20 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    iknoweverything Posts: 22

    Just one question, where was the Santa Fe PD during this chase and why is the state police doing their job? The dash cam failed to show anything that really happened. So once again fire his butt and charge him with manslaughter. Fired 16 rounds, time for a mental evaluation, lucky that the passenger survived.
    Gun, Badge and a Uniform. Where do we dig these people up?
    Makes me afraid[sad]

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 2:14 am on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1011

    It appears she slowed down (not stopping) before turning right with a green light, to be sure the officer's car approaching the intersection wasn't going to run the red light. Not unusual at all to look left and not assume that oncoming traffic will stop at a red light. Yet, that act of cautious driving is what the officer now claims was suspicious. Can't believe he actually chased after her on foot, emptying his gun into her. The requisite level of stupidity for being a "grand juror" must be pretty high, if they can justify his chasing her in order to stop an "approaching threat". Armed robots could exhibit better judgement than this idiot Wilson.


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