West Valley City on Wednesday took the first steps to again demote the former commander of its troubled Neighborhood Narcotics Unit.
The city filed a notice with the Utah Court of Appeals seeking to overturn a decision reinstating the rank and pay of Lt. John Coyle. Written and oral arguments are likely weeks or months away.
West Valley City demoted Coyle to officer in 2013.Coyle and his attorney went before the West Valley City Civil Service Commission in January to ask his rank and pay be reinstated. On May 15, the commission sided with Coyle and overturned the demotion.