Danielle Willard http://kuer.org en Former Federal Judge Joins Former WVCPD Officer's Defense Team in Manslaughter Case http://kuer.org/post/former-federal-judge-joins-former-wvcpd-officers-defense-team-manslaughter-case <p>University of Utah law professor and former U.S. District Court Judge Paul Cassell has joined the defense team for the former West Valley City Police detective who shot and killed Danielle Willard.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:07:12 +0000 Brian Grimmett 49922 at http://kuer.org Former Federal Judge Joins Former WVCPD Officer's Defense Team in Manslaughter Case Former Drug Cop Charged in Danielle Willard Shooting http://kuer.org/post/former-drug-cop-charged-danielle-willard-shooting <p></p><p>A former West Valley City police officer who shot and killed 21-year-old Danielle Willard in a 2012 drug bust is facing criminal charges. The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office filed the charges this morning in 3<sup>rd</sup> District Court.</p><p>Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has charged former West Valley City narcotics detective Shaun Cowley with 2<sup>nd</sup> degree manslaughter. Gill opted not to file charges against detective Kevin Salmon who also fired his weapon at the scene. Cowley fired the first and fatal shot.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:34:55 +0000 Whittney Evans 48079 at http://kuer.org Former Drug Cop Charged in Danielle Willard Shooting West Valley City Civil Service Commission Overturns Demotion of Lt. John Coyle http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-city-civil-service-commission-overturns-demotion-lt-john-coyle <p>The West Valley City Civil Service Commission has overturned the demotion of Lt. John Coyle, the former head of the now disbanded Neighborhood Narcotics Unit.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:42:56 +0000 Brian Grimmett 46364 at http://kuer.org Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments http://kuer.org/post/utah-gop-chairman-deflects-attention-away-county-leaders-inflammatory-comments <p>Utah Republican Party chairman James Evans addressed the media today about inflammatory comments made by Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Chad Bennion. Evans’ comments come more than a week after Bennion first said that District Attorney Sim Gill might be a cop hater and then helped promote a rally aimed against him.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:40:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34275 at http://kuer.org Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments Protestors Clash at Anti-Sim Gill Rally Advertised by Salt Lake County GOP http://kuer.org/post/protestors-clash-anti-sim-gill-rally-advertised-salt-lake-county-gop <p>About 50 people showed up outside the Salt Lake City and County building this afternoon in protest of District attorney Sim Gill, but the demonstrators weren’t without opposition.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:57:21 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33955 at http://kuer.org Protestors Clash at Anti-Sim Gill Rally Advertised by Salt Lake County GOP Long List of West Valley City Mayoral Candidates Set for Primary Election Tuesday http://kuer.org/post/long-list-west-valley-city-mayoral-candidates-set-primary-election-tuesday <p>Seven candidates for Mayor of West Valley City are now running campaigns. That long list may be a good sign the city is set to put an equa lly long list of struggles behind it. From where I’m standing near the new Fairbourne TRAX station in West Valley City, on the water stairs in the park next to the TRAX station, facing east I see the newly restored Valley Fair Mall bustling with shoppers, right in front of me the City Offices and the beautiful new Embassy Suites Hotel is to my left just beyond the TRAX line. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:56:00 +0000 Bob Nelson 33841 at http://kuer.org Long List of West Valley City Mayoral Candidates Set for Primary Election Tuesday West Valley City Police Officers Not Justified in Shooting Death of Danielle Willard http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-city-police-officers-not-justified-shooting-death-danielle-willard <p>After a nine month long investigation <a href="http://www.slco.org/districtattorney/" target="_blank">Salt Lake County District Attorney</a> Sim Gill announced today that the officer involved shooting of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForDanielleWillard" target="_blank">Danielle Willard</a> was not legally justified.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:03:50 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33640 at http://kuer.org West Valley City Police Officers Not Justified in Shooting Death of Danielle Willard