Mikal Wersland was a SSLPD officer who died under unknown circumstances.
His connection to the case, aside from the FBI's use of him in misleading the investigation, is not clear.
Shortened version of "A Confession that Needs Suppression" https://youtu.be/6MWx3tNimpA Playlist with evidence in this case https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... After a young Burmese girl disappeared in Salt Lake City, Utah, the FBI thought they knew where she was. They sent 50+ agents and other officers to saturate the neighborhood of Cottonwood Heights and prepare for a dramatic rescue. Many hours later they suddenly realized they were wrong and she had been at South Park Apartments the whole time. Worse, at the autopsy they realized that she had been alive while they were arranging a dramatic rescue several miles away. The FBI made some understandable mistakes. But then they carefully arranged to help prosecutors convict a person they knew was not guilty so their mistakes would not become public. Esar Met is still in prison. ~ Mikal Wersland was the SSLPD officer who served as liaison with the FBI in this case, as discussed and documented in other audio and videos. He is the only person who was fully aware of what the FBI did. Still there is enough evidence to piece together the details. ~ In 1936 the United States Supreme court decided that it would no longer be legal to torture prisoners to get confessions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v... Since then various dubious groups and individuals have sprung up with different ways to get confessions, and most law enforcement agencies in the United States use one or more of these dubious techniques instead of simple honest interviews. The result is a lot of false confessions like the one in this video. And many near false confessions. https://www.yahoo.com/now/man-nearly-...
So if investigation of this case continues, it will go in that direction.
There is enough evidence of parts of the police report having been altered to cover mistakes, but much more interesting are discrepancies in verbal testimony given at trial by different people.
One group of police officers, mostly from SSLPD, believed there were about a dozen or so officers on the Cottonwood Heights raid.
The federal agents involved knew though that there were about 50 or 60 federal SWAT types saturating the area, and that they had been there for a while.