Former Cop Facing Manslaughter Charge After Shooting Unarmed Woman, Wants His Job Back With Back Pay

by Ed Krayewski – Shaun Cowley, a former narcotics officer in West Valley City, Utah, is facing a single count of manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed woman in a parking lot during an undercover drug operation. Via the Associated Press: Cowley fired at the unarmed Willard as she backed her car out of an apartment complex parking spot. He contended his life was in danger, but Gill said that’s not the case because Cowley was standing on the side of the woman’s car. Cowley’s attorney Lindsay Jarvis has called Gill’s decision to prosecute the former officer “incredibly disappointing” and said Cowley continues to maintain his innocence. The district attorney previously found the shooting, which also involved another cop who is not facing any criminal charges, not justified, opening the door up to the current prosecution the cop’s attorney calls “disappointing.” Willard’s mother, too, said...

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