Danielle Willard was shot and killed by West Valley City’s narcotics unit in November of last year. Since that time, the unit has been found to be corrupt and has come under fire from the County Attorney’s Office, the Mayor, City Counsel, and now the feds are even reportedly investigating the matter. Over 100 cases involving the unit have been dismissed. Now it appears the Willard family may be thinking a wrongful death or other action may be justified against those involved in Danielle’s death. Other law suits may be filed against West Valley as well. We have handled cases involving police misconduct and believe there may be a more widespread problem than just what has been happening in West Valley.
Keeping the Police Honest
Wrongful conduct by law enforcement should not be taken lightly. When an officer is involved in a shooting and a subsequent investigation shows the shooting was not justified, it is murder. Police should not be able to hide behind their badge for illegal conduct. It is important for society to hold police and other government entities accountable when their actions result in injury or death to others. One way to achieve justice in these matters is for families such as the Willard family to file civil claims seeking damages. While a daughter or other loved one can never be replaced, filing these types of law suits not only seek to make family members whole, they also have the effect of keeping the police honest and in their proper role.
Salt Lake Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you loved was involved in police misconduct, or worse, was involved in an officer shooting which resulted in death, we can help. A Salt Lake Personal Injury Lawyer from our firm will provide a free consultation and we work on a contingency basis for most cases. This means you pay us nothing unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your favor.