Arizona

Some protest no charges for Arizona officer in shooting

  • Heather Hamel protests outside Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Phoenix. No charges will be filed against a Winslow, Ariz. police officer in the shooting death of a woman four months ago, authorities announced Friday. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office "found no evidence of criminal conduct" on the part of Officer Austin Shipley "after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements." (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Heather Hamel protests outside Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Phoenix. No charges will be filed against a Winslow, Ariz. police officer in the shooting death of a woman four months ago, authorities announced Friday. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office "found no evidence of criminal conduct" on the part of Officer Austin Shipley "after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements." (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters stand outside Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office, Monday, July 25, 2016 in Phoenix. No charges will be filed against a Winslow, Ariz. police officer in the shooting death of a woman four months ago, authorities announced Friday. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office "found no evidence of criminal conduct" on the part of Officer Austin Shipley "after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements." (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Protesters stand outside Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office, Monday, July 25, 2016 in Phoenix. No charges will be filed against a Winslow, Ariz. police officer in the shooting death of a woman four months ago, authorities announced Friday. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office "found no evidence of criminal conduct" on the part of Officer Austin Shipley "after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements." (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters stand outside Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Phoenix. No charges will be filed against a Winslow, Ariz. police officer in the shooting death of a woman four months ago, authorities announced Friday. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office "found no evidence of criminal conduct" on the part of Officer Austin Shipley "after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements." (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Protesters stand outside Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Phoenix. No charges will be filed against a Winslow, Ariz. police officer in the shooting death of a woman four months ago, authorities announced Friday. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office "found no evidence of criminal conduct" on the part of Officer Austin Shipley "after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements." (AP Photo/Matt York)  (The Associated Press)

A small group in Arizona is protesting a decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a woman accused of shoplifting and threatening the lawman with scissors.

The March shooting of 27-year-old Navajo woman Loreal Tsingine (SIN'-uh-jin-ee) led tribal officials to urge the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the treatment of American Indians who live in towns bordering the reservation.

About 20 people chanted Monday outside a prosecutor's office in Phoenix days after its independent review found no evidence of criminal conduct by Officer Austin Shipley of the small eastern town of Winslow.

Shipley fired five shots at Tsingine after responding to a shoplifting call at a convenience store.

Records show that two officers who trained Shipley had serious concerns about his work and one recommended the police department not keep him on the force.