State officer kills woman after chase in south Santa Fe

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:44 am

A state police officer shot and killed a 39-year-old woman following a car chase early Thursday morning in south-central Santa Fe.

State Police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the incident started around 1:15 a.m., when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle that was being driven erratically on St. Francis Drive at Alta Vista Street. Gutierrez said the driver, later identified as Jeanette Anaya, refused to pull over, and the chase began.

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  • Mark Ordonez posted at 4:40 pm on Thu, Nov 14, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    Nelson Begay, Wow 3 year old child porn. This the kind of badge (now former) wearer Ortega and Grimler blindy stick up for?

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 10:54 am on Wed, Nov 13, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    Michael and Marcos is this the badge you sheeepishly honor?

    Google APD officer Nelson Begay.

  • Margaret C de Baca posted at 9:47 am on Wed, Nov 13, 2013.

    peace12 Posts: 61

    "uniform" [sad]

  • Marcos Ortega posted at 8:58 am on Wed, Nov 13, 2013.

    Marcos Ortega Posts: 79

    IMHO the public treats law enforcement like "crap". Too many Joe Wanna Be's out in cyberspace truely being Monday mornings QBs. Let the facts come to surface and stop making biased assumptions. Wearing the badge and dealing with people who refuse to obey the law is a difficult job. Be thankful for the efforts the do to keep you safe. If you are still wishing for more knowledge, request a ride along for one night or even better apply to the academy amigo!

  • Margaret C de Baca posted at 9:56 am on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    peace12 Posts: 61

    Amen Mark Ordonez. A badge and unifomr is not permission to abuse power. If the badge and uniform don't fit, then change careers. [wink][scared][sleeping]

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 8:46 am on Tue, Nov 12, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    Awwww Waaa F'in Waaaaa. If the job is too dangerous, too difficult to do correctly, or too stressful, then DON'T BE A COP. If you're going to be one, thank you and stop whinning about it Grimler. I get so sick of cops who treat the public like crap, think of the public as crap (Pete Dwyer one of your buddies Grimler?), who whine about the dangers, the pay, and take it out on the public with an overall vengeful attitude.
    If you're in over your head Grimler, then quit, or at least quite whinning how hard it is and how you think civilians are too stupid to understand. Nobody is putting a gun to your head to stay on the force....get it? GUN to your head and you obvioulsy lust for guns.

  • Michael Grimler posted at 8:51 pm on Sun, Nov 10, 2013.

    shooter Posts: 335

    You Monday Morning Quarterbacks who have never pinned a badge on your chests and strapped on a gun crack me up.

    If you think being a cop is so easy, go join a PD or sheriff's department and get out on the streets.

    *Then* come back and tell us how it's supposed to be done.

    Until then, it might be best to stay quiet on things about which you know nothing.

  • Mike McCord posted at 7:10 am on Sun, Nov 10, 2013.

    AluminumMike Posts: 2

    You didn't read the whole article. After the pit maneuver, she then drove into the police car. Many have commented that the officer should not have chased and just let her go. She was observed driving erratically and the officer probably concluded that she was drunk. What would you all say if he had let her go and then she caused an accident down the road? Also, her prior history of assault was probably known to the officer when the vehicle was called into dispatch. There are a lot of variables that many readers don't seem to consider.

  • Anita tapia posted at 9:45 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Anita Tapia Posts: 2


  • Anita tapia posted at 9:38 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Anita Tapia Posts: 2

    I am wondering how the officer was in danger when it appears that the "pit move" ended the car up on the sidewalk hitting the wall... when was Ms. Anaya aggressive... does not appear she had a chance and does not make sense. In addition, a day and a half at the crime scene... who overlooked the investigation? Please let us know... does not smell right. If you had her information, via licence plate, why not approach in a professional and logical manner? High speed chase in a residental area, really... My condolences to the Anaya family, this should have never happened.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 5:30 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    That's a leap of faith, at best. It was state police that snuck-up on Samuel Pauly's residence in Glorieta two years ago and, without announcing who they were, shot him dead in his own house. He didn't know who it was approaching, and had fired a warning shot. Not the best trained, or disciplined, just because they're State Police.

  • Theresa Romero posted at 4:32 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    trom Posts: 1

    If she had run over the officer and killed him then it probably would have been justified?? Come on people those officers risk their lives day in and day out, the officer was trying to pull her over but she chose to try and out run him that was her mistake and unfortunately it cost her life. If he had not chased her and she caused another accident possibly killing someone else or even her passenger then the police would be criticized for that as well. It seems like everyone is just quick to blame police and not wait to see what all of the facts are.

  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 4:22 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    joehempfling Posts: 556


  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 4:15 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    CarolynDM Posts: 838

    Although there's obviously alot we have yet to hear, or read, being that it involved a state cop makes it a little more believable than if it had been a local city cop. It will be interesting to see what comes of this....besides a lawsuit.

  • Cate Moses posted at 3:01 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    cate moses Posts: 148

    If, like this newspaper, you consider the police side of the story to be the whole story, then that's true.

  • Khal Spencer posted at 1:03 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 1318

    Couple references on pursuits.

    "Police Pursuits: Risk vs. Benefits at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office" (200?? most recent citation in paper is 2009)

    US DOJ, National Institute of Justice, Restrictive Policies for High-Speed
    Police Pursuits (1990)

  • Khal Spencer posted at 12:19 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 1318

    I'm a little surprised about the high speed urban pursuit. Thought those sorts of things were frowned upon by police departments these days except in extreme circumstances, such as the lunatic who went on a shooting spree in Albuquerque recently trying to kill cops.

    Sure has been the wild west this year as far as shootouts.

    Other than that, I'll wait for the investigation to proceed. A lot of shooting from the hip, so to speak, in the comments below.

  • Brandywine Avila posted at 12:15 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    brandywineavila Posts: 3

    Cate said it all!

    "...pursuit intervention a technique that causes the fleeing vehicle to spin out of control..." perhaps that is the reason Jennette's car crashed into the wall?

    Whose words and whose interpretation was "aggressively and immediately"?

    The officer was out of the car and then Jennette hit the police car's driver side... a life for a vehicle?

  • Margaret C de Baca posted at 12:02 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    peace12 Posts: 61

    Wake up Santa Fe residents. My experience, in District court, lately was "police officer fabricated his story, police officer stood up in court to tell his fabricated and exagerrated story. The judge, knowing, reading, seeing, and witnessing the facts in court........... sided with the santa fe police officer, Sante Fe prosecutor and wrongfly sentenced the innocent. Written, verbal, photos, and other as proof that the 59 year old man was inoccent...yet the judical system including the Santa Fe police officer, commited pergury. The Judge supported and contributed to what we call the judical system. I am not bias. I have all the statements to prove the man was innocent. JUST SHOWS HOW THE STATE, LAW, POLICE , AND JUDICAL SYSTEM WORKS IN SANTA FE. HOW CAN THEY SLEEP AT NIGHT AND FACE THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR????[innocent][scared]

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:58 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    "and, as indicated by damage to Anaya’s vehicle, struck the the police vehicle on the driver’s side." That's not at-all proof of when or how that damage occurred. I suppose she would have been in reverse direction if/when she hit the police car? We'll need to see the police video and hear from the passenger.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 11:53 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    Respect this badge (s)?

    Google today's news. St. Loius police use stun gun multiple time on step dad trying to save son from burning house OR read it on page 4 of this newspaper.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:37 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    It was NM state police in this case. An interesting factor here is the officer's use of the "PIT maneuver" to make her car spin-out and crash on a rather tight residential street. Seems an extreme move, not knowing who else (innocent passenger/minors?) might be in the car, and could be injured if the "maneuver" caused the vehicle to roll-over and kill the unintended target (a passenger).

  • Cate Moses posted at 10:44 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    cate moses Posts: 148

    I agree, Alfred Padilla. Except that it's not a joke when cops murder citizens. The "lousy cops" are never thrown off the force; they are rewarded with paid vacations and promotions. The victim had a child ("minor") in the car. The police should always assume that there is a child in the car, and act accordingly. The officer brags about intentionally causing Anaya's vehicle to "spin out of control" and crash in a residential neighborhood. Is Santa Fe willing to accept this as standard protocol?

    But it didn't stop there. The officer felt the need to fire multiple shots into the front and back windows after causing the crash. We are not told whether the child was hit. How, by any stretch of the imagination, could this be justified by the victim's alleged erratic driving?

    The New Mexican's reporting is 100% one-sided. What is the point of digging up dirt on the victim, or is this just what the cops provided in their press release? We're supposed to think that the victim deserved death by firing squad for allegedly having an affair with a married man and "driving erratically," an accusation that is curiously present in almost every instance in which citizens in cars are murdered by cops.

    This was preventable. If cops were really out to protect and serve instead of seek and destroy, they would be trained in nonviolent conflict resolution.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 10:05 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    I'll give you that, little insensative to the actual good cops.
    I've googled your name before, and know where you stand on guns and cops. Kudos to the knowledge you share with gun owners. Invaluable in my opinion. I don't have to worry about you sleeping well at night because you truly believe what you believe. I'm just not of the the belief of shoot first ask questions later. I'm not a sheep Grimler and don't have much faith in Police investigations when it comes to one of their own.
    Enjoy your day.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 9:49 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    And maybe never will. We will be given the story by those that employ the shooting officer.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 9:48 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    I agree Michael. These cops know with a record like that, if he bothered to run her plates and the car was registered to her, they'll find her eventually. If he didn't know who was behind that wheel, he obviously let his adrenaline and anger get the best of him.
    Now he'll have to live with it and Ms. Anaya's family will have to live without her.

  • Alfred Padilla posted at 9:43 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 525

    Law enfarcement what a joke, right up there with those cops that gang raped an innocent civilian with the help of a doctor up in Deming NM. Gots to wonder who the real thugs are these day’s. Get these lousy cops of the force already before someone else gets killed![angry]

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 9:42 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    I don't view all police as good just because they are police. I don’t view all arrested as bad either. It didn’t take me a 1/3 of my 50 years to figure this out. You believe what you wanna believe. It may not be the case here, but do a little research on excessive force, unwarranted shooting, and the rate at which cops are exonerated. It's pathetic in my opinion. Cleveland, 104 cops chase 2 known criminals for 25 minutes, and riddle the car with 137 bullets without ever being shot at. No weapons in car. People DEFEND this behaviour. Yes there are cops that are heroes, I’m related to a few but in my opinion the majority possesses a certain personality that lends itself to this "above the law" mentality. You and others will stand behind “justified” under any situation officers’ encounter. Unless she jumped out of her car and started pointing a weapon, I’m in the group that believes “excessive” just from what the police are reporting. Sadly, Ms. Anaya won’t be able to give her side of the story and since the passenger was with her, I’m sure his credibility is considered questionable. Because of people like you (the sheep), law enforcement itself, our DA’s office, local judges, we can already guess the outcome. Last night I went out to were Ms. Anaya was killed, got on my knees and prayed for her, her family, AND the cop and his family. Let' agree to dissagree.

  • mark mocha posted at 8:51 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 211

    Respect the badge? One must earn respect and in the case of local law enforcement they need to work on trust too. Respect the badge? Like the badge the cop was wearing last year while he sat in his patrol car on cerrillos (on duty) and masturbated to stories his girlfriend was telling him on the phone. Or how about the cop having sex on the hood of his patrol car (on duty) and being taped by a security camera. Or how about selling police equipment on e-bay then gambling with the money. Wait, I have more.... and of course there are plenty of good (I hope) officers trying to do the right thing being overshadowed by the rotten apples. They need to start policing their own back yard if they really want that trust back. As for this latest shooting it's quite obvious to me that there seems to be a lack of training in high stress situations. Shoot first and ask questions later?

  • David Romero posted at 7:33 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    bigd1973 Posts: 224

    Looks like the SF Police are trigger happy. They need to come here to Cinci. where the criminals shoot back

  • Sabine Strohem posted at 7:10 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 147

    I'm not so sure... she was driving erratically (drunk?). Who knows what would have happened if they'd let her just keep driving.

  • Michael Romero posted at 6:15 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    mkromero Posts: 1

    The officer should have abandoned pursuit with that high rate of speed especially through residential.It his fault just as much..He put other lives at risk also..She she would shown up eventually that night and then get her peacefully..To many over ego"d(don't know if I spelled right..lol) officers..Just my opinion...

  • Marcos Ortega posted at 8:55 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Marcos Ortega Posts: 79

    @Ordonez: "Respect away....blindly obviously.
    The "story" will CONSTRUCTED soon and be released by Law Enforcement officials to make you feel all warm and safe.
    They spent all day gathering plenty of pieces today to ummmm spin it accordingly amigo."

    Amazing how you always seem to make such incredible assumptions on this forum. This entire situation could have been avoided if she would have just stopped in the first place. Our culture is full of so many lame excuses and most take the easy way out. I feel bad for the Anaya family and I also have a true respect for law enforcement officers. My respect is NOT BLIND but your so called spin and thoughts about a conspiracy are without merit.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 7:49 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    Amen sister.

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 7:48 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    Respect away....blindly obviously.
    The "story" will CONSTRUCTED soon and be released by Law Enforcement officials to make you feel all warm and safe.

    [wink] They spent all day gathering plenty of pieces today to ummmm spin it accordingly amigo.

  • Denise vialpando posted at 7:20 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Denise123 Posts: 2

    Let`s all have at least a slight bit of respect ! First off she is someone`s daughter, possibly a mother and wife as well. We are all so quick to point out her past but everyone has a past and should not be judged by it forever.
    Yes she should have stopped but she didn`t and it cost her life so let`s respect her family and not "air" the dirty laundry.

  • Michael Grimler posted at 4:52 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    shooter Posts: 335

    Disrespectful all the way around, without more information.

    Try biting your tongue until all facts are in.

  • Michael Grimler posted at 4:51 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    shooter Posts: 335

    We don't know that information yet.

  • Marcos Ortega posted at 4:42 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Marcos Ortega Posts: 79

    And she sped off because she was a law abiding citizen? Do you know if she hsd a weapon? Was the officer in danger? Wait for more details amigo! I respect the badge, perhaps others should as well.

  • Marcos Ortega posted at 4:32 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Marcos Ortega Posts: 79

    Seems a shame that she would endanger herself and her passenger by speeding away into a residental neighborhood. The assault charge is enough to make me wonder. I am tired of people thinking they are above the law. Endangering the public and placingl aw enforcement officers into these situations. Red llights and a police vehicle in my rear view mirror does mean for me to accelerate!

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 4:05 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    "Sounds as though Anaya had a colorful criminal history."
    Oh yea, and he obviously knew this by running her plate as he was on a high speed car chase??? And what history would that be, 10 failure to appear arrests. OMG!!! She should have faced the death penalty years ago.

    "Our law enforcement officers deserve better respect." A badge and a gun doesn't warrant giving it to them by default. They must earn it.

  • Brandywine Avila posted at 4:03 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    brandywineavila Posts: 3

    "Colorful criminal history..." one charge of assault on a household member and driving on a revoked, failure to appear... not the best history but not that colorful... and obviously the windshield was broken from the outside in not the opposite.. don't you think they would have held the male if the duo had been shooting at police? Right, Jennette was driving down the road, shooting at the police and the minor just sat there innocently... hmmm... I know Jennette... things just don't add up... Sorry for your loss Anaya Family!

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 3:59 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    Read story, he's a State P.O.

  • Marcos Ortega posted at 3:34 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Marcos Ortega Posts: 79

    Seems a bit early to place blame on the DPS officer. Sounds as though Anaya had a colorful criminal history. One wonders why she just did not stop in the first place. I am tired of criminals getting the benefit of doubt. Our law enforcement officers deserve better respect.

  • Margaret C de Baca posted at 2:51 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    peace12 Posts: 61

    Santa Fe police either do nothing or overreact and shoot by the seat of their pants. Recall Officer Christopher Sandoval who pulled a gun while off duty! [scared][sleeping]

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 1:55 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    He eventually have to practice killing real civilians for real, not just simulated at the academy. Was he formerly employed by APD

  • Mark Ordonez posted at 1:51 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 1165

    LOL, nice "constructed." EXACTLY!!!


  • Pat Shackleford posted at 1:18 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1100

    Without more information, it would be hard to say if the bullets were fired from the front or rear of the vehicle, or both. I suppose we'll find out after the police have constructed their story, and released more details.

  • Chad L Ward posted at 1:03 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Chad L Ward Posts: 1

    Do you guys even read your own news?? This is the third officer involved shooting (See article "Suspect shot by Sante Fe police undergoes surgery" Aug 9, 2013) And on March 4, Robert Dominguez was not fatally shot as your article states (See article "Santa Fe police shooting justified, DA says" March 27, 2013). This is lazy journalism.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 11:50 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1843

    What did she do to warrant being shot?

  • Steve Salazar posted at 11:50 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1843

    The witness was wrong.

  • Mary Ellen Gallegos posted at 10:11 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Mary Ellen Gallegos Posts: 2


  • mark licht posted at 10:10 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    SethPoole Posts: 6

    Why would CPR be performed for "slight, non-life threatening injuries" on the male passenger?

  • Exiquio Cooper-Anderson posted at 9:58 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    exiquio Posts: 2


  • Vince Kadlubek posted at 9:40 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Meta4vdk Posts: 5

    why was she shot?


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