In a case that appears connected to the Danielle Willard shooting, the Utah Supreme Court on Thursday said the Salt Lake County District Attorney should be given the transcript of its request to convene a grand jury.
But the Supreme Court delayed any decision on the underlying matter — whether the district attorney can appeal the judges' decision not to impanel a grand jury.
Instead, the Supreme Court asked district attorney Sim Gill and the judicial branch's own lawyers for more briefs on that matter, and whether the case can even be argued in public.
City Weekly reported in January that Gill's office sought a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges can be filed against West Valley City police officers Shaun Cowley and Kevin Salmon. But a panel of five state court judges that hears requests to convene such grand juries refused the request, according to court records.