West Valley City http://kuer.org en West Valley City Police Chief Holds First Monthly Public Forum http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-city-police-chief-holds-first-monthly-public-forum <p></p><p>West Valley City’s new police chief spoke candidly with members of the community Thursday night about the future of the long-embattled agency. It was the first in a series of monthly community meetings Chief Lee Russo says he plans to hold.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:32:30 +0000 Whittney Evans 41185 at http://kuer.org West Valley City Police Chief Holds First Monthly Public Forum West Valley Police Audit Uncovers Issues with 13 Domestic Violence Cases http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-police-audit-uncovers-issues-13-domestic-violence-cases <p></p><p>The West Valley City Police Department has announced the results of an audit of its former sex crimes unit. The audit focused on an allegation that a large number of cases last year were left uninvestigated, and that a member of the unit had inappropriately closed cases without following protocol.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:15:12 +0000 Andrea Smardon 39705 at http://kuer.org West Valley Police Audit Uncovers Issues with 13 Domestic Violence Cases West Valley City Selects Kentucky Chief to Lead Police Department http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-city-selects-kentucky-chief-lead-police-department <p></p><p>West Valley City officials announced Tuesday; they’ve hired a police chief out of Kentucky to lead the city’s embattled police department.&nbsp; Lee Russo, former Chief of the Covington Kentucky Police Department will replace retired West Valley City Police Chief Buzz Nielson.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">West Valley City Manager Wayne Pyle says Chief Russo brings a great deal of wisdom to the West Valley City police department.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:33:57 +0000 Whittney Evans 34561 at http://kuer.org West Valley City Selects Kentucky Chief to Lead Police Department West Valley City Police Try to Regain Trust With Latino Community Through Pact http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-city-police-try-regain-trust-latino-community-through-pact <p>Latino Community groups say they’re excited about a recent pact crafted between them and the West Valley City Police Department aimed at improving relations.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:08:09 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32921 at http://kuer.org West Valley City Police Try to Regain Trust With Latino Community Through Pact Utah Mayors Call for Immigration Reform http://kuer.org/post/utah-mayors-call-immigration-reform <p>A bipartisan group of Utah mayors have sent a letter to Republican Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, urging them to immediately pass immigration reform legislation. From Fruit Heights to Salt Lake City to St. George, 19 mayors signed the letter. It calls for comprehensive immigration reform, and warns that Utah communities will face significant challenges unless that reform is enacted.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:20:10 +0000 Andrea Smardon 30440 at http://kuer.org Utah Mayors Call for Immigration Reform WVC Mayor Mike Winder Won't Seek Re-Election http://kuer.org/post/wvc-mayor-mike-winder-wont-seek-re-election <p>West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder announced today that he will not run for re-election later this year.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite problems plaguing the city’s police force and a scandal where Winder admitted writing articles under a pen-name praising his city, he says he’s proud of his tenure as Mayor.</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:48:42 +0000 Nicole Nixon 29705 at http://kuer.org WVC Mayor Mike Winder Won't Seek Re-Election Police Integrity Crucial to WVC Mayor Candidate http://kuer.org/post/police-integrity-crucial-wvc-mayor-candidate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Restoring the credibility of West Valley City’s police department is the top priority for Margaret Peterson, who announced her candidacy for mayor of Utah's second-largest city this week.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 20:41:25 +0000 Dan Bammes 29279 at http://kuer.org Police Integrity Crucial to WVC Mayor Candidate KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 30, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-april-30-2013 <p>Police officer’s shoot a man inside the West Valley City Public Safety building, Salt Lake City encourages bicycle commuting, and the search continues for a missing fisherman at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F90177224&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:47:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28574 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 30, 2013 ShakeOut in West Valley http://kuer.org/post/shakeout-west-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Communities across Utah are planning for another statewide earthquake drill Wednesday morning – and each one has its own emergency planning issues to deal with.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">West Valley City, for example, &nbsp;is miles from the Wasatch Fault, but it has unique vulnerabilities.&nbsp; There are a couple of faults running under the city, and Fire Marshal Bob Fitzgerald says the </span>lake bed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> soils over most of West Valley could liquefy in a strong earthquake</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:41:55 +0000 Dan Bammes 27894 at http://kuer.org ShakeOut in West Valley