Wednesday, September 29 2010 5:22 PM EDT2010-09-29 22:22:56 GMT
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>>
Wednesday, September 29 2010 4:22 PM EDT2010-09-29 21:22:19 GMT
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>>
Wednesday, September 29 2010 2:37 PM EDT2010-09-29 19:37:43 GMT
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>>
Tuesday, September 28 2010 8:48 PM EDT2010-09-29 01:48:05 GMT
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>>
Tuesday, September 28 2010 12:29 AM EDT2010-09-28 05:29:51 GMT
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>>
Sunday, September 26 2010 1:04 PM EDT2010-09-26 18:04:11 GMT
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>>
Friday, September 24 2010 11:56 PM EDT2010-09-25 04:56:01 GMT
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>>
Friday, September 24 2010 10:41 AM EDT2010-09-24 15:41:47 GMT
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>>
Wednesday, September 22 2010 9:14 PM EDT2010-09-23 02:14:35 GMT
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>>
LAS VEGAS -- 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.
An attorney for Scott's family is outraged, but Clark County District Attorney David Roger says there's a legitimate reason for the delay. Roger says for reasons beyond Metro's control, the original coroner's inquest date simply won't work.
The original date was September 3, the Friday before the Labor Day holiday weekend. But after meeting with investigators, the DA believes this case will take at least two days to present to the coroner's inquest jury.
"There are going to be a great number of witnesses who believe they saw something at Costco that day, so we felt we needed additional time," he said.
Both sides claim to have more than a dozen people who witnessed Scott's shooting on July 10. Attorney Ross Goodman, who represents Scott's family, has said all along he believes store surveillance video will refute Metro's claim that Scott posed a threat and pulled a gun on officers.
But now that the inquest has been postponed, Scott's family still doesn't know when they'll finally be allowed to see that videotape.
"We're now going on three weeks. What could possibly be a legitimate reason not to produce the video and 911 recording," asked Goodman.
According to Roger, county ordinances dictate that the coroner's inquest jury be the first body to see the evidence in a case. The DA says Metro has not even submitted the final paperwork in the case because people continue to come forward with information.