Exactly one week before this shooting, another 17 year old teenage girl, Kristiana Coignard, was shot and killed by police in Texas.
Teenage Girl Shot & Killed by Police; Eyewitness Exposes a Key Police Lie
The problem, is, though, that the in initial police statements after the Jessie's death, police made it out like they shot and killed Jessie after she deliberately hit an officer with the car, breaking his leg. Here's the account from the police chief the night of the shooting,
Police Chief Robert White says the first officer to arrive ran the license plate and determined the vehicle was stolen.A passenger in the car, though, in the video below, says that's just not what happened and that Jessie didn't lose control and hit the officer until after she was shot and killed.
"As the officer exited the vehicle, the driver of the (stolen) vehicle struck one of the officers in the leg," White said.
He said both officers then fired several shots at the teenaged driver. White said a total of five "very young" people were in the car.