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Utah Agency Requests FBI Probe

April 04, 2013  | 

The fatal officer-involved shooting of Danielle Willard and other issues plaguing the West Valley (Utah) Police Department has now resulted in requests for two independent FBI investigations.

The department announced Wednesday that it has asked the FBI to conduct an investigation of its drug unit to determine whether there is "systemic corruption."

At the same time, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office also asked the FBI to look into West Valley's issues for their own investigation.

"We have asked them to determine whether there is any systemic corruption within the narcotics unit and also to see if there was any coverup in the Danielle Willard officer-involved shooting," acting West Valley Police Chief Anita Schwemmer said. "In general, we're concerned about the allegations that are out there and want to have the opportunity for an outside and independent review.

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