12 News has obtained documents that shed new light on the police officer who shot and killed a woman last month in Winslow, Arizona.
Records show at least two officers who trained Officer Austin Shipley had serious concerns about his work.
The issues involved Shipley being too quick to go for his service weapon, ignoring directives from superiors and falsifying reports.
Shipley had been with the Winslow Police Department for three years at the time he fired at 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine five times, killing her.
In field training reports released by the city of Winslow, a police corporal wrote, "at this time I do not believe that this Officer should be retained by the Winslow Police Department due to the below listed reasons."
Those reasons included:
- "integrity issues"
- "inability to follow the chain of command"
- "lack of conducting a proper investigation"
- "fails to control suspects when making an arrest"
- "continues to falsify reports"
Shipley completed training in May 2012 at the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy at Yavapai College in Prescott. He went through the training twice, having to drop out during the first attempt due to an injury.
He joined the Winslow Police department in 2013 after unsuccessful attempts to join the Department of Public Safety and the Scottsdale Police Department.
Shipley remains on paid administrative leave. A Winslow spokesman said the city is not in a position to comment while the investigation is ongoing.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the March 27 killing of Tsingine. Authorities have said Tsingine threatened Shipley with a pair of scissors before he fired five shots at her.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.