fbpx

CASE ENTRY

Cowley v. West Valley City

West Valley City, Utah undercover officer shoots, kills woman. The police dep’t determines the shooting was unjustified and discovers that the officer took cash and a “white powdery substance” out of the evidence room and didn’t return it. He’s fired, appeals, is reinstated, and then voluntarily resigns in exchange for $120k payout. Manslaughter charges against him are dismissed for lack of probable cause. Former officer: I was retaliated against because, during the investigation into the shooting, I told internal affairs that misconduct in the undercover unit was endemic. I’m a whistleblower. Tenth Circuit: Not so.


Tags: 2019, Police, Retaliation, Tenth Circuit

Sign up to receive IJ's biweekly digital magazine, Liberty & Law along with breaking updates about our fight to protect the rights of all Americans.

JOIN THE FIGHT!