A group of state lawmakers is condemning the deadly Winslow Police shooting of a Navajo woman. Police shot Loreal Tsinigine five times after allegedly charging the cops with scissors Easter day. Native American Representative Albert Hale, whose

district includes Winslow, is calling on the U.S. Attorney General to conduct an independent investigation.

Hale says Native Americans dying at the hands of police is nothing new. He says police beat and killed his own father when he was a boy back in 1952. With Hale’s grandson at his side, he said, there must a safer climate or his loved ones may also become the next victims of heavy handedness by officers.   Tsiningine was allegedly shoplifting when police confronted her.

–Barbara Villa