West Valley chief confident department will be OK, but knows it's not out of woods yet

Anita Schwemmer won't throw her hat in ring to be new leader

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  • dan76 san antonio, TX
    May 9, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    "She believes being more open with the public will result in residents seeing how limited the problems really are."

    Limited? Surely an understatement with a woman dead and a subsequent months long investigation under close hold, dozens of narcotics cases dismissed due to credibility issues, and a yet to be released departmental review conducted by state/federal agencies.

    May 9, 2013 7:17 a.m.

    @JayTee - I'm not sure what you're responding to with your comment. Acting Chief Schwemmer doesn't sound like she's sweeping anything under the rug or being cavalier about anything. What's being defended that's so wrong? Are you referring to something that wasn't in the article?

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    May 9, 2013 6:02 a.m.

    I not sure anyone defended anyone. The drug unit is big time guilty. I article I read, just now, says that, admits it, and a fix is underway. It will be hard but must and will happen. Not much defending by the interim chief of police.

    I also believe the evidence on the Willard shooting is in good hands with the SL County attorney. Time will tell on that case. "Gunned down" are strong words that at this point don't appear to be supported by the evidence. It is a very sad situation. Heroin is ugly stuff. Mix that with a drug buy gone bad and a lot can happen mostly bad.

    There is no question that with all the dirt on the table, no one will be protecting the drug unit cops if they "gunned down" a person. I don't believe that the county, state or feds after throwing out cases will try to cover up evidence to protect bad cops. They will go with the evidence regardless.

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    May 8, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    It's amazing how people can defend something no matter how wrong it happens to be. Of course it wasn't a WVC official that was gunned down last November, so you can understand how they could be cavalier about the whole thing.