White Overseer [officer] said: "Its Our Job as Police to Harass the Public" - $10 Million Lawsuit Claims City of Winslow Responsible for Murder of Unarmed Indian Woman Gunned Down by Psychopathic Cop

The Psychopathic Racial Personality. 'In their relationship with non-whites, racists are psychopaths and their behavior reflects an underlying biologically transmitted proclivity with roots deep in their evolutionary history. The psychopath is an individual who is constantly in conflict with other persons or groups. He is unable to experience guilt, is completely selfish and callous, and has a total disregard for the rights of others.' [MORE]

From [HERE] The family of Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old Navajo woman killed in March by a Winslow police officer, on Friday filed a $10.5 million notice of claim against the city.

The claim alleges that Officer Austin Shipley [racist suspect in photo] violated Tsignine’s civil rights and contends the city “uniformly ignored warning signs that Austin Shipley was a threat to the public.”

"The city is responsible for Shipley's homicide because it was negligent in hiring, training, retaining, controlling and supervising Austin Shipley," the claim said.

"Shipley's record demonstrates that he does not exert self-restraint, does not obey law, and ignores orders. Personal feelings and animosity influence his actions and decisions. He is incapable of exerting his authority with courtesy required of servant of the people."

Tsingine was shot and killed on Easter Sunday by Shipley, a Winslow police officer responding to a report of shoplifting at a nearby Circle K. Shipley fired five shots from his firearm after Winslow police say Tsingine brandished a pair of scissors threateningly at him. The shooting spurred an outcry from members of the Navajo Nation, whose reservation borders Winslow, that Native Americans suffer systemic discrimination and excessive use of force at the hands of city police.

The wrongful-death claim names the city of Winslow, Police Chief Stephen Garnett and Shipley as defendants. Tiffany Robbins, Tsingine’s 8-year-old daughter, and Michael Tsingine, her husband, are the claimants. Robert Pastor, the attorney who filed the claim for the family, is seeking $8.5 million for Robbins and $2 million for Michael Tsingine.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety concluded its investigation into the shooting on June 10 and forwarded its findings to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for an independent prosecutorial review at the request of the Navajo County Attorney’s Office, said Raul Garcia, a DPS spokesman.

Shipley has been on paid administrative leave since March. Garnett is scheduled to retire in August.

The claim reviews two eyewitness accounts of Tsingine's shooting, along with police concerns about Shipley that were brought up during his officer training and after he was officially retained as an officer in September 2013.

One eyewitness saw Shipley, who was responding to a shoplifting call, grab Tsingine after he spotted her and got out of his patrol car. She was able to slip out of his grasp and walk away but turned around and faced the officer when he told her to stop, the claim said. The witness saw Shipley fire repeatedly at the woman.

Both eyewitnesses, who were several feet away, said Tsingine had nothing in her hands, the claim said.

According to the claim she posed no threat of death or serious bodily harm to Shipley and shooting her without warning was unreasonable, the claim said. 

“Shipley has a well-documented history of incompetence, insubordination, dishonesty, aggression and unreasonable use of force,” the claim said. Tsingine stood 5 feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. Shipley is over 6 feet tall and over 200 pounds.  

The document uses Winslow Police Department evaluation forms to detail more than 30 violations Shipley racked up during his four months' training in the field to be an officer. The list of issues includes tampering with evidence, falsifying reports, repeating the same mistakes, and tunnel vision, along with concerns that he was too quick to go to his gun.

In field training reports released by the city of Winslow, a police corporal wrote, "at this time I do not believe that this Officer should be retained by the Winslow Police Department due to the below listed reasons." Those reasons included: "integrity issues", "inability to follow the chain of command", "lack of conducting a proper investigation", "fails to control suspects when making an arrest" and "continues to falsify reports." [MORE]

Documents do not show how the department responded the Chisholm’s recommendation.

The claim filed by Tsingine’s family on Friday goes on to list disciplinary actions Shipley received after joining the force.

“Once in the field, the City of Winslow again consistently ignored repeated warning signs that Austin Shipley was a threat to the public," the claim said.

In his 2½-year career as an officer, Shipley held a suspect at gunpoint at least five times, drew his Taser four times, and used physical force in at least three situations, according to his personnel file.

Twice Shipley was suspended for a day without pay: once in 2013 after he was found to have violated the department’s code of conduct for using vulgar language with a 15-year-old girl, and a second time in 2016 for violating the department’s Taser policy for shocking a 15-year-old girl as she walked away from him.

According to his letter of disposition, at the time of shooting of Tsingine, Shipley was on six months of disciplinary probation and was required to enroll in department-mandated training on the use of force and Taser deployment.