Erik Scott Friends and family of Erik Scott, the man shot to death at a Costco store by Las Vegas police, are taking their message to roadside billboards.More>> A chilling account of what happened Saturday afternoon at a Summerlin Costco has surfaced, blasting Las Vegas police for what witnesses call excessive force.More>> Erik Scott was gunned down when police say he refused to drop a weapon he had on him. But Scott's friends and family say he had a concealed weapons permit and was knowledgeable with the laws.More>>
Family members of Erik Scott who was shot and killed by police officers in front of the Summerlin Costco in July have filed a civil rights lawsuit.More>> As Erik Scott's family looks to put the coroners inquest verdict behind them, they are now looking at filing a lawsuit. Their family attorney says they are planning to file a civil suit against Las Vegas police and Costco because of the shooting.More>> The police union has its own opinion on the coroner's inquest process. They played a role in the process changes that took place in 2007 and say if more changes are going to be made, they definitely want a place at the table for the discussions.More>> Las Vegas' top cop says he backs the actions of officers who shot a 38-year-old man outside a membership warehouse store, and says the department will defend itself if the man's family files a federal lawsuit.More>>
Investigative Reporter Colleen McCarty
Critics of the coroner's inquest process point to the Erik Scott hearings as an example of the need for reform. Meanwhile, supporters of the system are coming to its defense. Among them, a retired Metro undersheriff who once faced a coroner's jury.More>> Much of the questioning in the coroner's inquest into the police shooting of Erik Scott has focused on where Scott's gun was at the moment he was shot to death. Witnesses have given conflicting testimony.More>> Several witnesses testified Saturday at the coroner's inquest into the officer involved shooting death of Erik Scott. Scott was shot by police while leaving a Summerlin Costco on July 10. Some witnesses described Scott as reaching for a gun, others said it appeared he was handing it to the officer.More>> A District Attorney's Office investigator says a subpoena was issued for Erik Scott's girlfriend to appear at the inquest, but she has failed to do so. Several witnesses including Costco employees and shoppers were called to the stand Friday describe what they saw on the day Scott was killed.More>> The first person to take the stand Friday morning in the coroner's inquest will be Metro Police Officer William Mosher who fired the first shot at Erik Scott outside Costco on July 10. He started his testimony yesterday after jurors heard the 911 call made about Scott's unusual behavior.More>> The first day of the coroner's inquest into the death of Erik Scott outside a Summerlin Costco has finished. Seven jurors and four alternates are hearing the inquest.More>>
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