TAMPA — Did Cortnee Brantley run over the legs of a fallen officer as she fled the scene of two Tampa police killings?
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor isn't confirming that.
But a police document filed Wednesday in Hillsborough Circuit Court says yes.
Authorities say Dontae Morris shot Tampa police Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a June 29 traffic stop, killing both. Then, they say, he fled on foot while Brantley shifted the Toyota Camry into drive.
"In doing so, Brantley ran over the legs of Officer Curtis while spinning the tires on the pavement as she fled the scene," a search warrant states.
Castor, asked about the allegation after a news conference, would not discuss whether video from the scene substantiated it.
"We haven't been able to definitively prove that," Castor said.
The car was registered to Gliselle Lanzo, 27, but Brantley told investigators that she had purchased the car recently.
Police found Brantley later that day at Apartment 202 at 4809 Bristol Bay Way at an apartment belonging to Janiesha Carmouche, 24.
Carmouche gave investigators a brief timeline of her interaction with Brantley that day. She said Brantley picked her up from work at 11:45 p.m. Monday and they went back to the apartment between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.
Then Brantley left the apartment for a while and came back.
The officers were shot at 2:21 a.m. Tuesday.
A report also indicated Brantley used Carmouche's cell phone to call unknown persons throughout June 29.
Staff writers Kim Wilmath and Justin George contributed to this report. Shelley Rossetter can be reached at (813) 226-3374 or email@example.com.