Danielle Willard

Public Safety
4:34 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Former Drug Cop Charged in Danielle Willard Shooting

Whittney Evans

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 3rd District Court.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has charged former West Valley City narcotics detective Shaun Cowley with 2nd 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.  

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Public Safety
3:42 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

West Valley City Civil Service Commission Overturns Demotion of Lt. John Coyle

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.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments

Utah GOP Chairman James Evans
Brian Grimmett

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.

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Politics
5:57 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Protestors Clash at Anti-Sim Gill Rally Advertised by Salt Lake County GOP

A group of about 50 people rally against Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill
Brian Grimmett

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.

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Politics
5:56 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Long List of West Valley City Mayoral Candidates Set for Primary Election Tuesday

Credit Bob Nelson

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.

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Public Safety
1:03 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

West Valley City Police Officers Not Justified in Shooting Death of Danielle Willard

Danielle Willard
Justice for Danielle Willard Facebook Page

After a nine month long investigation Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced today that the officer involved shooting of Danielle Willard was not legally justified.

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