- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe grand jury has found New Mexico State Police were justified in last year’s fatal shooting of a woman after a car chase.

Jeanette Anaya was shot in the head and back after police say she aggressively backed her car toward an officer in November.

Medical examiners determined the 39-year-old Santa Fe woman had cocaine in her system at the time.

An attorney for Anaya’s family says he doesn’t believe the shooting was justified or a bumping maneuver that the police officer used to stop Anaya’s car. He’s asking for an independent investigation from some other agency.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1d8hdKx) the grand jury met Tuesday and deliberated for 50 minutes before reaching its decision. The panel heard from 12 witnesses and saw 100 pieces of evidence.

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