City officials conceded Wednesday they could have been more forthcoming to the public about the investigation into the death of 21-year-old Danielle Willard, who was shot to death by plainclothes West Valley City police detectives during a drug-related bust.

And officials said they hope to be more transparent in the future.

During an afternoon press conference, city manager Wayne Pyle said the police department has been cooperating with the District Attorney.

Pyle — countering an assertion made by an attorney representing Willard’s mother — also stressed that no evidence connected to the shooting has been destroyed.

GUEST ALERT: WVC Mgr. Wayne Pyle joins Rod at 4:05pm to discuss new efforts by the city to communicate with residents.

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