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Published: Friday, April 12 2013 4:25 p.m. MDT

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Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

Why did it take the shooting and killing of a young women for the audit of the police department to take place? Where are the public safety measures? We are always given the impression that police officers "walk on water" and are pure as the "wind driven snow". Someone sure didn't do their job here and unfortunately it is going to cost the WVC PD a lot of money, which in this case looks justified.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

We should have clued on it, when they couldn't figure out what happened to Susan Powell.

Beaver Native
Garland, UT

Doesn't surprise me, since a West Valley police officer lied and took advantage of me when he sold me a car a couple of years ago. While I believe most policemen to be honest and trustworthy, it was a stinging reminder that there are some that you just can't trust.

SR71
Buena Vista, VA

We are supposed to teach our kids to respect officers, but I have had a very time doing so, since there are so very many examples of police misconduct. Even though most officers don't do this type of misconduct, they are not always the best examples: Haven't we all seen officers tailgating us, speeding (without lights on), making illegal Uturns, etc. Then they cite us for doing the same things. I've met a few cops who go into the profession for all the right reasons, such as service to others, and I have a few friends who are cops. (I was riding in a car with one of these friends when he got pulled over for speeding. When the on duty officer found out he was a fellow cop, he let him go immediately.) But I've met many cops who go into the profession because they like to bully others, boss others, and throw their weight around.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Dirty cops need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. No excuses, no leniency, no plush accommodations if convicted.

VIDAR
Murray, UT

The dirty cops really bother me. But, It's the so called "good" cops who cover it up, look the other way, and fail to report it, that really are the problem.
Rather than the "blue code" I wish the police would have the "honor code"

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

A police state or martial law leads to corruption and abuse of power and infringement on constitutional rights guaranteed to individuals.

Let's keep power separated and divided with three branches of government vertically and horizontally by s local sheriff directly responsible to the people .

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

"Cover up" and "government" are synonymous. Watch for a government cover up here. There will be no transparency here from ANY agency. This is one more all too common reason for the citizenry to NEVER trust any government agency, local, state or federal!

We live in a world today where money rules government and government rules the people.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The cowboys were supported by the others. This is the problem with the "us vs them" mentality.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

"Watch for a government cover up here. There will be no transparency here from ANY agency."

Uh. . . John, you realize that the article you just read is all about transparency of the government. The government of WVC released all of this information that you just read. What's more, they called in outside agencies to investigate them, giving those outside agencies unfettered access. This is an example of government transparency.

John, don't let your hate of government and your embrace of conspiracy theory stand in the way of reality.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Wow, this is just like the film about the crooked police in New York that was televised last night!
This is happening in Utah?????

dan76
san antonio, TX

"Uh. . . John, you realize that the article you just read is all about transparency of the government. The government of WVC released all of this information that you just read. What's more, they called in outside agencies to investigate them, giving those outside agencies unfettered access. This is an example of government transparency."

Mark: The key word in your statement is "all".

How do you know?

Sal
Provo, UT

All who wish to enter law enforcement should be required to complete at least a 2-year Associates Degree. Completing some upper education is a refining experience. Too many officers are ignorant people.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

Yeah, you're right, dan, WVC PD asked an outside police agency to come in and investigate this as well as the FBI, and the DA's office is involved, they have been keeping the media in the loop, but yeah, they are going to try to hide things. Right. Brilliant.

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

I wish someone would just start a petition initiative to return WVC govt. to the unincorporated county.

Most of us who live in WVC basically just tolerate the govt. anyway.

The police have been a bad joke for years. 3 of my neighbors moved just in the last year because of (continual)breakins and violence all around them. They told me when they call the cops, the cops (when they do show up)show little interest.

The ONLY people who really like WVC govt. are the ones who work for them, their 6 figure salaries are the obvious motivation to "cheer" for the city.

J-TX
Allen, TX

"It is still unknown whether officers in the narcotics unit will face criminal charges, he said."

To protect and to Serve - Or if not, To Get a Slap on the Wrist.....

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

J-TX, I agree with you, the police involved need to be prosecuted.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

The West Valley Police Department is the poster boy for why there should be ONE police department in Salt Lake County as a whole. Not 10 plus the state agencies.

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