Hearing for fired West Valley officer delayed for 3rd time, angering mother of slain woman

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  • D22anielle Vancouver, WA
    April 29, 2014 11:02 a.m.

    For those of you that say that Danielle should have done what she was told and that she was not doing things that she should have been doing. Both of you don't know what happened that day. It is obvious just by your comments. You did not talk to her the day before she was murdered and you did not know what was going on that last 2 weeks of her life. If you did you would not have said some of the things that you said. No, for a long time she did make mistakes, as we all have when we are young, however she was on the right path until she ran into some people that would not leave her alone. So if you would have said that a year prior to her death, I might agree with you. But, at that point in her life she was making good choices or at least she was trying to. When she was killed a lot more was going on than any of you know. So, unless you know what you are talking about I would like it if you would not comment on anything having to do with Danielle.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2014 9:17 a.m.

    There would be a lot less people killed if they would just pull over when the police tell them to. If you have been good and have nothing to hide it shouldn't be a problem to pull over. She was the one who escalated the situation by not stopping. I feel bad for her mom and family and friends having to suffer the loss of her, but if she would have chosen to stop she would still be alive. PLEASE STOP PEOPLE!

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 24, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    She can be angry with the officers... but she should also be at least a LITTLE angry with her daughter. She was not exactly doing what a good daughter should have been doing that day.

    The officers may have not responded exactly the way we all wish they had (in hind sight). But they only had a fraction of a second to decide how to respond... and their training kicked in and they did what they did.

    This was not a "murder". It was not the plan to kill that girl that night. It was not their intention. It was not their goal. It was not even their decision that put these events into motion. She kinda forced them to respond the way they did when she almost ran them over and tried to get away from justice.

    The officers deserve some condemnation for not responding 100% correctly in the instant they had to decide. But there also needs to be some realization that the girl had months and years of bad decisions that lead to this situation, and brought ALL the people involved together in this instantaneous decisions that ended so tragically.

  • SLC BYU Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2014 9:30 p.m.

    This entire travesty is why West Valley City needs to abolish it's police department and role it into the Unified Police. When a police agency has this level of a problem with so many incompetant officers, it's best to just implode it and start over. New leadership is just band-aiding the problem that is a sick overall festering infected mess!

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    April 23, 2014 9:05 p.m.

    All these formal proceedings are merely complication of the obvious. It doesn't take a mental giant to figure out what happened with Cowley--both the murder, and also his other incompetence and dishonesty. Why are we mousing around about his job, when he should have been standing trial for murder long ago? What a travesty.

  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    April 23, 2014 4:42 p.m.

    It is an understatement to say it is irritating the way the "legal" system drags out proceedings usually in the name of defendant rights. This mother is right to be irritated,but it won't do any good.