FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on training records of a Winslow police officer involved in a fatal shooting (all times local):
An Arizona police department says it's waiting until all investigations are complete to comment on the training record of one of its officers who shot and killed a woman armed with scissors.
Winslow police Officer Austin Shipley remains on administrative leave nearly a month after he shot Loreal Tsingine (SIN'-uh-jin-ee). Authorities have said Tsingine threatened Shipley with the scissors.
Records obtained by The Associated Press show at least two officers who trained Shipley had serious concerns about his work.
The issues involved being too quick to go for his service weapon, ignoring directives from superiors and falsifying reports.
One training officer recommended that the Winslow Police Department not retain Shipley.
The city says it won't comment on the documents to preserve the integrity of the investigation into the fatal shooting.
Records show that at least two officers who trained an Arizona policeman who was later involved in a deadly shooting had serious concerns about his work.
The issues involving Winslow Officer Austin Shipley included being too quick to go for his service weapon, ignoring directives from superiors, falsifying reports and not controlling his emotions.
A day before Shipley's training ended in September 2013, a police corporal recommended that the Winslow Police Department not retain hm.
The Associated Press obtained copies of the documents through a public records request.
Shipley remains on paid administrative leave.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the March 27 killing of Loreal Tsingine (SIN'-uh-jin-ee). Authorities have said Tsingine threatened Shipley with a pair of scissors before he fired five shots at her.