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April 02, 2012
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Utah mayor defends police in 2009 case

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder told the Deseret News that it's easy to second guess police decisions

Associated Press

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A Utah mayor is defending his police department's handling of the Susan Powell case, insisting it did everything it could to resolve it.
 
After Friday's release of court documents linking Josh Powell to the 2009 disappearance of his wife, her family and prosecutors in Washington state questioned why he wasn't arrested for her murder before he killed himself and their two young children two months ago.
 
West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder told the Deseret News that it's easy to second guess police decisions, but police didn't want to make a "premature arrest and let someone slip through."
 
West Valley City police say they still don't have a body, and no firm answers on where and if a murder took place.
 
Copyright 2012 Associated Press






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