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Parents of woman killed by police sue West Valley City

Daughter was shot 'assassination style' amid 'systemic corruption,' suit says

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  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2013 9:54 p.m.

    I'm not a big fan of our litigious society, but in this case I think a lawsuit is absolutely warranted, if for no other reason than to get to the truth. Our local news is rife with allegations of corruption, and suits like these are one way for the system to operate in the light of day, rather than through back room deals and potential coverups.

  • Mugabe ACWORTH, GA
    June 13, 2013 7:55 a.m.

    The Sister was shot in back of the head and they claim that it wasn't, "execution style?" What type of killing would it be characterized?

    These corporate security officers, posing as law enforcement officials have gotten out of hand.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2013 7:56 a.m.

    I'm in with Rational. Law enforcement agencies always circle the wagons to defend themselves rather than taking a long hard look at one of their own. The law enforcement community is a cloistered society, they hang together and have an "us against them" mentality.

    It is obvious that WVPD was corrupt by what we know so far. The corruption may have been by neglect of incompetent leadership but that is no excuse. The longer the county attorney drags his feet in making a decision, the more people will begin to think he's covering up, hoping the problem will go away, or he's incompetent as well. My guess is that all people involved are not saying anything to protect themselves and the guilty.

    Get people on a witness stand in front of a grand jury, make them testify under oath, maybe then we'll have an idea of what might have happened.

  • sjc layton, UT
    June 13, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    Sounds like a drug deal gone bad. What was her criminal history - I bet it was lengthy.

    No loss

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    June 13, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    Wow. I wish I had sjc's ability to render snap judgments - including for people he didn't even know. And is he sure that "drug deal gone bad" is a capital offense to be applied without arrest or trial?