Teen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest

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Posted: Jan 30, 2015 3:03 PM
Teen killed by police previously cited for resisting arrest

DENVER (AP) — Records show a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police while driving a stolen car was previously accused of eluding a police officer and resisting arrest.

Court records obtained Friday by The Associated Press show Jessica Hernandez was cited on Jan. 1 for speeding down a highway north of Denver in her mother's car.

The records show her driver's license had been revoked.

The documents also say Hernandez was driving 80 mph in a 55 mph zone but does not give other details.

Hernandez's uncle, Alberto Hernandez, referred questions to an attorney who didn't immediately return a call.

Police say two officers shot Hernandez on Monday after she drove a stolen car toward one of them in a residential alley. The shooting sparked protests and demands for a special prosecutor.