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
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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 -- 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.
Las Vegas police's radio traffic from that day reveal what officers heard minutes before they fatally shot Eric Scott outside the front entrance to Costco.
Over the radio, you can hear the officer make the shot's fired call and then ask for medical units. The officer then says, "He pulled a 413 and pointed it at my direction." That "413" the officer refers to is police code for a firearm.
Minutes before, employees at Costco called 911 about Scott. According to the radio recordings, Metro was told Scott was acting erratic and throwing merchandise on the ground.
Metro dispatchers told officers in the field that Scott was possibly on drugs, and may have been suffering from excited delirium. The radio recording shows what officers were hearing about Scott's state of mind.
"He's throwing merchandise around. He's still in aisle 126 in the camping area. Break. Appears fidgety. A female joined the male. She's described as Hispanic, 30's, black long hair, wearing black tank and blue jeans," said the dispatcher.
That woman mentioned by police was Scott's girlfriend, who was there at the Costco.
Scott's family and multiple witnesses say that Scott did not have a gun in his hand as police shot him. Scott was a medical supply salesman and West Point graduate.
The recordings were posted on radioreference.com, a website that records police channels, and later posted on YouTube.
Metro says they have not had a chance to compare these online recordings with their own recordings to see if anything was left out.
Metro also says in a statement,"The tape speaks for itself. It demonstrates the professionalism that police handled the situation."
In a statement, the Scott family attorney, Ross Goodman, said, "Metro will not release the recording of the 911 calls and Costco surveillance video until the inquest which has been indefinitely postponed. Instead, Metro wants to hide behind the veil of secrecy of an ongoing investigation and leak only audio portions of the officers transmissions without all of the officers responses contained in the MDT (Mobile Date Terminal). The family deserves a complete chronology of these events and the public is entitled to it."
The coroner's inquest into the shooting was scheduled for September 3, but has been delayed indefinitely.