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Former West Valley City Detective Charged With Manslaughter

A LONG AWAITED ANNOUNCEMENT -- FROM THE SALT LAKE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE -- WAS GOOD NEWS THURSDAY, FOR ONE FORMER WEST VALLEY CITY POLICE DETECTIVE... AND BAD NEWS FOR ANOTHER.

AFTER MONTHS OF INVESTIGATING THE ACTIONS -- OF DETECTIVES SHAUN COWLEY AND KEVIN SALMON -- D-A SIM GILL ANNOUNCED, ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY MANSLAUGHTER... WHILE NO FURTHER ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST THE OTHER.

THE TWO WERE INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A WOMAN, DURING AN UNDERCOVER DRUG INVESTIGATION.

CHARGES WERE FILED THURSDAY MORNING, IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT, AGAINST COWLEY, FOR THE DEATH OF 21-YEAR-OLD DANIELLE WILLARD, IN NOVEMBER 2012.

IF CONVICTED, THE FORMER DETECTIVE WOULD FACE 1-TO-15 YEARS IN PRISON.

 

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