Maricopa County to review Tsingine report

Maricopa County to review Tsingine report
Donovan Quintero |Navajo Times A photograph of Loreal Tsingine, 27, who was shot and killed by Winslow police officer Austin Shipley, depicts her with her eight-year-old daughter, at the area where she died Monday in Winslow.

Donovan Quintero |Navajo Times
A photograph of Loreal Tsingine, 27, who was shot and killed by Winslow police officer Austin Shipley, depicts her with her eight-year-old daughter, at the area where she died Monday in Winslow.

DILKON, ARIZ.

The City of Winslow and the Navajo County Attorney’s Office are taking no chances with the nearly three-month long investigation by the Arizona Department of Public Safety into the fatal Easter shooting of Loreal Tsingine by Winslow Police Officer Austin Shipley.

With Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett in attendance, City Manager Steve Pauken spoke to more than 30 Dilkon-area community members during a chapter meeting Monday, stating that Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon asked the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to do an external review of the DPS report.

According to Pauken, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will then determine whether charges will be filed against Shipley.

The report has not been made public. The Times submitted a written request but was unable to obtain a copy.

Pauken said he felt “confident” that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office would come up with their recommendations before the end of June, and would most likely hold a press conference there.

“DPS is essentially done at this point,” Pauken said. “Their job was to find the facts and draw conclusions. The (Maricopa) county attorney’s job will be then to review the facts and make the recommendations as to what steps need to be taken going forward.”


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Donovan Quintero

"Dii, Diné bi Naaltsoos wolyéhíígíí, ninaaltsoos át'é. Nihi cheii dóó nihi másání ádaaní: Nihi Diné Bizaad bił ninhi't'eelyá áádóó t'áá háadida nihizaad nihił ch'aawóle'lágo. Nihi bee haz'áanii at'é, nihisin at'é, nihi hózhǫ́ǫ́jí at'é, nihi 'ach'ą́ą́h naagééh at'é. Dilkǫǫho saad bee yájíłti', k'ídahoneezláo saad bee yájíłti', ą́ą́ chánahgo saad bee yájíłti', diits'a'go saad bee yájíłti', nabik'íyájíłti' baa yájíłti', bich'į' yájíłti', hach'į' yándaałti', diné k'ehgo bik'izhdiitįįh. This is the belief I do my best to follow when I am writing Diné-related stories and photographing our events, games and news. Ahxéhee', shik'éí dóó shidine'é." - Donovan Quintero is an award-winning Diné journalist, who is based in Window Rock, Arizona. He can be contacted at dq@navajotimes.com.