If the firing of Officer Cowley wasn't based on impropriey and unlawful,
illegal and/or negligent handling of evidence, then the suit filed by his
attorney will bring it out and the new Chief will have to account for that.However, based on the evidence (something Cowley failed to properly handle as
he was taught from the begining of his police career), the fact cases were
dismissed due to tainted evidence, the fact evidence were found in places they
shouldn't have been, without complete and total chain of custody being
maintained, and his unwillingness to accept responsbility for that (rather he is
blaming poor leadership and lack of training), he should be fired.And that
doesn't even start to unravel the truth of the shooting of an unarmed women
who was not an immediate threat to the officers safety when the trigger was
pulled by officer Cowley.West Valley City has a big hole to dig out of and
a reputation that needs to be restored. Keeping officers on the force that
seeminly thumb their nose at the law isn't the way to do that. A
peace officer must live the laws they enforce!
Someone thinks..."The decision to fire this officer was based on emotion,
politics, and the court of public opinion. Nothing more."except
for the…"misplaced or mishandled drugs and money, keeping trophies
from cases, improper use of confidential informants and using GPS tracking on
vehicles without a warrant.""Lindsay Jarvis, Cowley's
attorney, called his firing "a facade" and "cowardly."Unlike the person she's defending, who acted behind his own Facade and
Bravely shot that unarmed girl, then lied about it.
HOLY COW! Let's dog-pile on the police. Ain't a single one that's
straight, is there? It's us against all those crooked cops. Not a one would
lift a finger to help us if the choice were us or a donut.
I don't get why he got fired. The guys in 21 Jump Street did the exact same
thing and they're heroes.
Amen! At very least, charge this bad cop with negligent homicide, but he should
not walk away from this murder.
The law enforcement community needs to obey and respect the law, not the
"band of brothers". It is not the police versus the public.
Too little, too late. Time for some serious criminal charges and some
aggressive prosecution. A badge should never be considered a license to act
This action also demonstrates Sim Gill was right that cases were tainted by this
dirty officer and should be dropped.
Charge him for shooting and killing Willard if the shooting was not justified.
The decision to fire this officer was based on emotion, politics, and the court
of public opinion. Nothing more.
It's a start!
Good job Chief!