COWLEY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COWLEY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mother of woman killed by Utah cop vows to keep fighting for change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58509159-78/cowley-dever-willard-kennedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58509159-78/cowley-dever-willard-kennedy.html.csp">Mother of woman killed by Utah cop vows to keep fighting for change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T14:43:17.83-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 02:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Melissa Kennedy says her battle is not over. The mother of Danielle Willard, shot to death by former West Valley City officer Shaun Cowley, kept a steely countenance one day after a judge dismissed Cowley’s manslaughter charge. “This just shows to me that things need to change, and if I don’t keep fighting the fight, then who will?” Kennedy said Friday during an interview at a Salt Lake City cafe. Third District Judge L.A. Dever threw out the case against Cowley on Thursday, saying Salt Lake C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58509159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:43:17 MDT Judge dismisses manslaughter case against former Utah cop http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504205-78/cowley-willard-judge-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504205-78/cowley-willard-judge-case.html.csp">Judge dismisses manslaughter case against former Utah cop</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T21:02:42.266-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley knew what happened on Nov. 2, 2012, when he pulled the trigger and killed Danielle Willard. And he knew he was justified in doing so, he said Thursday after a judge dismissed a manslaughter charge against him. “It’s just a long road to get here,” an emotional Cowley told reporters. Cowley, 34, said the last two years “has taken a toll” on him and his family. First, Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill ruled the fatal shooting unjustified in August ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504205@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:02:42 MDT Utah police group wants DA Sim Gill investigated for telling alleged lie http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504077-78/cowley-statement-gill-fop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504077-78/cowley-statement-gill-fop.html.csp">Utah police group wants DA Sim Gill investigated for telling alleged lie</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T21:03:18.967-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Fraternal Order of Police is asking for an ethics investigation of Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and his office after they say evidence introduced at former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley’s preliminary hearing proves the district attorney didn’t tell the truth to the public. In a statement issued Wednesday evening, the police advocacy group accuses Gill of lying during a press conference in June when he said a five-member law enforcement panel “unanimously recomm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504077@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:03:18 MDT Judge’s decision on Cowley fatal police shooting comes Thursday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58500013-78/cowley-willard-fired-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58500013-78/cowley-willard-fired-defense.html.csp">Judge’s decision on Cowley fatal police shooting comes Thursday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T14:17:45.692-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley pulled out his gun and fired it twice toward Danielle Willard, was it reasonable for him to believe that his life was in danger? Prosecutors say it wasn’t — that he was never in any danger of being hit by Willard’s car as she reversed that November 2012 day. But Cowley’s defense team argued Wednesday that the former detective had less than a second to react to a dangerous situation, and that he perceived his life was being threatened. After th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58500013@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:17:45 MDT Witness says ex-cop ‘used unnecessary force’ in deadly shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58496183-78/cowley-willard-police-kotrodimos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58496183-78/cowley-willard-police-kotrodimos.html.csp">Witness says ex-cop ‘used unnecessary force’ in deadly shooting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-08T10:24:58.639-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 10:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The stakes are high in former West Valley City detective Shaun Cowley’s case: he could sit in prison for up to 15 years if convicted as charged of manslaughter. Because the penalty is so high, defense attorney Lindsay Jarvis said Tuesday that her client shouldn’t be convicted based on someone’s hunch, best guess or assumption – which is why she and co-counsel Paul Cassell vigorously attacked statements made by the prosecution’s expert witnesses during the second day of Cowley’s preliminary tria...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58496183@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:24:58 MDT Investigator points out inconsistencies in ex-Utah cop’s story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58485906-78/cowley-greco-willard-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58485906-78/cowley-greco-willard-car.html.csp">Investigator points out inconsistencies in ex-Utah cop’s story</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T16:34:58.614-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When former West Valley City detective Shaun Cowley was interviewed by police weeks after he shot and killed Danielle Willard, he appeared nervous. His statements seemed labored, WVC Detective David Greco testified on Monday, and he avoided eye contact. The interview itself seemed scripted, Greco said Monday during the first day of a preliminary hearing for Cowley, who is charged in 3rd District Court with second-degree felony manslaughter. The interviewer, Greco added, was hired by Cowley’s at...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58485906@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:34:58 MDT Ex-Utah cop focuses on alleged drug dealer testimony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484881-78/cowley-defense-prosecutors-willard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484881-78/cowley-defense-prosecutors-willard.html.csp">Ex-Utah cop focuses on alleged drug dealer testimony</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T22:37:00.719-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One man had a conversation with Danielle Willard in the minutes before she was shot and killed by West Valley City police Detective Shaun Cowley. That man, known by his street name “Felon,” would testify that just before the shooting, he sold Willard heroin. That man, Cowley’s defense team said in a recent court filing, would say that the 21-year-old woman was “highly agitated” and told him, “I’m sick. I need heroin.” Whether the man, David Gines, will testify in a preliminary hearing set to be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58484881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:37:00 MDT