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>> Erik Scott's family anticipated the District Attorney's Office would make an issue out of the drugs in his system. Scott's father revealed a long list of prescriptions and supplements Scott was taking. But one doctor named by Scott's father denies ever treating him.More>> The highly anticipated and controversial coroner's inquest into the deadly shooting of Erik Scott will begin at 10 a.m. Some of the evidence is expected to be focused around the drugs that were found in Erik Scott's system. His father says there is an explanation for everything.More>> A controversial coroner's inquest is set to start Wednesday. The family of Erik Scott is anxious to learn what really happened that day and skeptical about the process. 8NewsNOW.com will carry live streaming coverage of the inquest which starts Wednesday.More>> According to a letter sent from the Clark County Courts to the family attorney of Erik Scott, the man shot by police outside a Summerlin Costco, the family will not be allowed to view the evidence to be used at the coroner's inquest before the proceeding.More>>
Investigative Reporter Colleen McCarty and Photojournalist Kyle Zuelke
A recent 8 News NOW-Las Vegas Review-Journal poll suggests the majority of southern Nevadans don't have much faith in the coroner's inquest process. As a result, local leaders, and a former sheriff, are talking reform again.More>> Ross Goodman, the attorney for Erik Scott who was shot to death by Metro police, has filed a motion to review the evidence in this case.More>> 8 News NOW has uncovered new details in Erik Scott's past that may play a role in the upcoming coroner's inquest of the Costco shooting.More>> The Coroner's Inquest into the police shooting death of Erik Scott has been rescheduled. Scott died outside of the Summerlin Costco store after he was shot by Metro police.More>> Las Vegas police detectives are reaching out to shoppers of the Summerlin Costco where 38-year-old Erik Scott was shot and killed by police. Letters have been sent to more than 100 shoppers who may have witnessed the officer involved shooting.More>> One month has passed since three Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers shot and killed Erik Scott outside the Summerlin Costco. The shooting stirred controversy from day one. Friends and family organized a vigil Tuesday night to remember Scott's life, and to urge Metro to provide more details about his death.More>> Family members and friends are planning a vigil to mark the one-month anniversary of the Las Vegas police slaying of a man in front of a Summerlin Costco.More>> We are now getting our first listen to what police officers encountered in July's shooting outside a Summerlin Costco. Three officers shot Eric Scott seven times after they say he pulled out a concealed handgun.More>> The postponement of a Clark County coroner's inquest into the police shooting of Erik Scott at a Summerlin Costco is creating even more controversy.More>> The Clark County Coroner says they have postponed the inquest into an officer involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco. Erik Scott was killed by Las Vegas police as he left the Costco on July 10, 2010.More>> Detectives investigating an officer involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco have still not viewed the surveillance video.More>> Witness statements are valuable to police, but they also have drawbacks. A local defense attorney says in scenes like this, there's only one real eyewitness who will tell the real truth: cameras.More>>
Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp and Photojournalist Matt Adams
The father of a Las Vegas businessman who was shot and killed by police at a Las Vegas Costco store says he's been receiving eyewitness reports which directly contradict the official version of Saturday's events.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>> The three Las Vegas police officers involved in Saturday's shooting at a Costco have been identified. Officers William Mosher, Joshua Stark and Thomas Mendiola shot and killed Erik Scott at a Summerlin Costco.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>> Three Las Vegas police officers were involved in a shooting at a Costco near Charleston and Pavilion Center in northwest Las Vegas. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m.More>>
Las Vegas, NV-- Metro police are investigating a fatal accident on El Capitan and Blue Diamond. It Happened just before nine this morning. Police say a van and a jeep collided. One Person was pronouncedMore>> Metro police are investigating a fatal accident on El Capitan and Blue Diamond. It happened just before 9 a.m. Saturday. Police say a van and a jeep collided.
LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting poor road conditions on State Route 160 from the Las Vegas valley to Pahrump. Crews from the Nevada Department of Transportation are sanding the road. SeveralMore>> Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting poor road conditions on State Route 160 from the Las Vegas valley to Pahrump.More>> LAS VEGAS -- NV Energy officials are working on power outage in the Summerlin area near Fort Apache and Flamingo Roads. Officials confirm 7,500 homes are without power and there's no cause on what ledMore>> NV Energy officials are working on a power outage in the Summerlin area near Fort Apache and Flamingo Roads.More>> LAS VEGAS -- The ethics case involving a Clark County Family Court judge is now in the hands of the Judicial Discipline Commission. The commission is deciding the fate of Judge Steven Jones. He is accusedMore>> The ethics case involving a Clark County Family Court judge is now being considered by the Judicial Discipline Commission.More>> Las Vegas, NV-- A man is dead after an early morning officer-involved shooting. Police responded to a call around 2 a.m. at an apartment complex on Mountain Vista near Flamingo. They tells us the parentsMore>> A man is dead after an early morning shooting involving a Metro police officer.More>> LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted a Las Vegas man for a murder at a strip club earlier this summer. The jury indicted Herbert Lee Johnson on one count of murder, one count of attempted murderMore>> A Clark County grand jury indicted a Las Vegas man for a murder at a strip club earlier this summer.More>> LAS VEGAS -- Some of the state's brightest minds in economics met Friday to discuss the Silver State's long road to recovery. Much of that recovery is dependant on thousands of jobs. The State of NevadaMore>> Some of the state's brightest minds in economics met Friday to discuss the Silver State's long road to recovery. Much of that recovery is dependant on thousands of jobs.
LAS VEGAS -- Lee Canyon has fresh powder, and hundreds of skiers have been testing the slopes at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. However, many of them don't know an avalanche will happen on thoseMore>> Lee Canyon has fresh powder, and hundreds of skiers have been testing the slopes at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.More>> WASHINGTON (AP) -- A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings. They recommend that federal statistics and surveys include a few extra questions on happiness. That wayMore>> A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.More>> LAS VEGAS -- A federal jury in Las Vegas is deliberating in the cybercrime trial involving defendant David Camez of Phoenix and his alleged ties to the Carder.su organization. Camez faces felony chargesMore>> A federal jury in Las Vegas in the cybercrime trial involving defendant David Camez of Phoenix has reached a verdict.More>>