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Published: Friday, Aug. 30 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

When great changes are necessary, it would have been unwise to select someone already working in the department that needed changing. Chief Russo appears to be the person who will do what needs to be done. Those who work in the WV police department might turn on him. They might give him an "unsatisfactory rating". That would be expected when those existing policement try to protect their "way of doing things" instead of changing their ways.

I hope that Chief Russo uses a "large broom" when he cleans house. Citizens have every right to expect their police to be completely honest. Anyone who is not completely honest needs to find some other job.

perfidemintrepidus
Riverton, UT

It seems almost inevitable to not please everyone when working in a supervisory position and especially within law enforcement. There are many real dangers in the world today and I believe that any person that has demonstrated commitment to working hard and getting good results is worthy of continued trust. Should we expect anything less for West Valley? I suppose that it cannot get any worse than it has during the past 5-10 years and I respect this person for seeking out to benefit that community with his experience in leadership roles.

Good luck to you Mr. Russo!

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Some assume he did something wrong if he got a vote of no confidence from police officers. But the same people probably defend Sim Gill (who I think would get a vote of no confidence if police officers could do that vote today).

You want a guy who's not afraid to do what needs to be done even if it makes enemies in the department... but you criticism this guy without even knowing anything about the situation he had at his last place?

I think it's good that he's not afraid to do what needs to be done, even if it makes people in the department angry.

Let's give him a chance and see how he does, instead of judging him before he even starts.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Unjustified shootings should not be business as usual.

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