Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona is pleased with Austin Shipley’s resignation. However, as an Indigenous person I still do not feel safe, for he is still out in the streets. Shipley needs to be arrested and placed in prison for murder. The United States and other European colonized countries have a history of violence towards Indigenous people and especially towards women. #Justice4Loreal #MMIW #NativeLivesMatter
Austin Shipley resigned from the Winslow Police Department on Monday, Oct. 31 after an internal investigation following his shooting to death Navajo mother, Loreal Tsingine.
Bordertown Justice Coalition’s statement on the resignation of Austin Shipley from Winslow PD
The Bordertown Justice Coalition (BTJC) applauds Austin Shipley’s resignation from the Winslow Police Department. Not only is this an acknowledgement of wrongdoing, it enhances the safety of Native and non-Native residences in Winslow. Shipley has a known violent history as a police officer that includes physical abuse, tassing, and the tragic killing of Loreal Tsingine.
Without the collective action and continued persistence of the Native communities in Winslow and Phoenix, this small step toward justice couldn’t have been achieved.
Yet #Justice4Loreal has not been served. Although today’s news is a step in the right direction, we recognize that we haven’t read the Mesa Police Department’s final report on Shipley’s conduct…
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