PITTSBURGH—The director of the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board says an officer who jumped into a car during a traffic stop and later shot the driver didn't follow department policy and should face disciplinary action.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( http://bit.ly/RWCoJs) reports Thursday that Elizabeth Pittinger says it appears the officer compromised his own safety by not following a policy that says police should never reach into a suspect's vehicle while the engine is running.

Pittsburgh police didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Police said 19-year-old Leon Ford refused to cooperate with officers after the Sunday traffic stop, and one officer jumped into the car and then reportedly fired after Jones resisted and refused orders to stop.

Ford is in critical but stable condition at a Pittsburgh hospital.