Family of woman killed by state police sue

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The family of a woman shot and killed by a state police officer is planning to sue over her death.

On Nov. 7 of last year, 39-year-old Jeanette Anaya refused to pull over for a traffic stop then took Officer Oliver Wilson on a high-speed chase through Santa Fe.

Wilson first tried to bump her car to get her to stop.

But when he got out of his patrol car, Anaya backed her car toward him and started to speed off again.

Wilson then opened fire and ended up firing 16 shots at the car.

Anaya, who police say was high on cocaine, was hit in the head. Her passenger was not hurt.

On Friday, attorneys for the family put state police on notice telling them they plan to sue for violation of Anaya’s civil rights.

No word on how much Anaya’s family will ask for in the pending civil suit. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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