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Loreal Tsingine Shooting Video Shows Her Holding Scissors

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(Police body camera video via YouTube)

By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 08:03 AM

Loreal Tsingine's shooting back on March 27 in Arizona was captured by a police body camera, and video footage released on Wednesday shows her advancing toward an officer with a pair of scissors before being fatally shot, reported the Arizona Republic.

The Navajo woman, 27, was confronted by Winslow police officer Austin Shipley in connection with a convenience store shoplifting incident shortly before, said the newspaper.

According to the Republic, the video footage released by the City of Winslow showed Shipley getting out of his police vehicle and ordering Tsingine to the ground, before taking her to the ground. A pair of scissors could be seen in the woman's hand as she got back up.

The woman dropped her other belongings and after a second officer arrived Tsingine can be seen approaching Shipley with the scissors in her hand before the shooting.

"She came at me with those scissors," Shipley could be heard on the video.

The Maricopa County attorney's office decided not to file charges against Shipley on July 22 after an investigation, KPNX-TV reported.

"After a careful review of the facts surrounding this case, including available video evidence and witness statements from all involved, my office has found no evidence of criminal conduct on the part of Officer Shipley," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said in a statement.

Shipley remained under paid administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation being done by the Mesa Police Department.

In April, a Navajo Nation Council letter asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to have the U.S. Justice Department conduct its own investigation into the shooting.

"The Navajo Nation Council has deep concerns about the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers in border towns that surround the Navajo Nation," said the letter. "What occurred in Winslow, Arizona on Easter Sunday is a tragic example of the concerns of the Navajo Nation Council."

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Loreal Tsingine's shooting back on March 27 in Arizona was captured by a police body camera, and video footage released on Wednesday shows her advancing toward an officer with a pair of scissors before being fatally shot.
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