Skip to comments.Coronerís inquest into Costco shooting indefinitely postponed
Posted on 07/27/2010 4:49:21 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
A coroner's inquest in the fatal Metro Police shooting of a man at a Summerlin Costco store has been postponed, but a new date has not yet been set, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.
The original coroner's inquest was scheduled for Sept. 3.
Coroner Mike Murphy said the Clark County District Attorney's office asked for the postponement, so the inquest has been put on hold.
"It's not a question of if it's going to be conducted, but when," Murphy said.
(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...
Till the furor dies down and all the witnesses either forget or die, or are sufficiently intimidated or reeducated for the inquest to proceed, no doubt.
Good thing the guy didn't have a dog.
This story stinks to high heaven.....
This shooting just seems to stink from so many angles.
In another year or so?
doesn't sound like the same shooting the eye witnesses reported...
reporter bias? or did the cops change their story again???
Twelfth of never?
coverup ping....( again ) sorry bro...
The Police Chief and other authorities have had time to review all the security camera footage.
They can’t find one piece of footage that proves Scott drew on them.
The LAS VEGAS POLICE always get their man, even if he’s innocent.
It’s a different newspaper than the one that’s been posted before. This one seems to shill for the LVPD.
An autopsy won’t settle much. We already know what killed him. Multiple police bullets.
What the man’s family and the citizenry at large deserve to see is the video, and to hear the 9-11 calls and other recordings obtained during this horrible incident.
Excellent line, I like that!
This fncking stinks to high Hell....
Until our “protectors” start outing their own, I will believe that they are nothing more than fascist, powerhungry effing thugs.... and that goes for you too, Fife ( my local constable )....
The ‘tell’ was in the way the officials explained the ‘tape’ situation to the press.
They (police chief) said that they didn’t even know if there were any security cameras in COSTCO, or if they were on.
Also, there was something wrong with those cameras (which may or may not exist), which kept them from recording.
Even if the cameras (which may or may not exist) had recorded something , the media (tape ) had a problem as well, and probably didn’t record anything.
All the video tapes, (which may or may not exist, and may or may not be any good) have been securely locked away in a safe at the Attorney General’s office. (the one who postponed the coroner’s inquest)
In my experience, the kids who were bullies at 13, became cops at 23. And so it goes...
Were this my son the life expectancy of cops involved would be an open question.
It was posted that the tapes were sent to a company in Calif.
Sorry. The police chief, the Prosecutor, the Attorney General are all part of the greed,vice, and organized crime control of LV.
If it was shown that the police shot an innocent man, tourist revenue would go down, and Those officials who are running this coverup would be exposed.
THIS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. These officials have better protection than a sitting President.
The LV police got 12 out of 40 people to say they saw him pull a gun.
Coincidentally, those 12 people ‘had’ outstanding traffic warrants. (just kidding, maybe)
I hope it wasn't the "Grace L. Ferguson Storm Door and Megamagnet Company."
A friend of mine once ordered some incredibly powerful magnets to use in an industrial machine. The magnets are so powerful that they're shipped in wooded boxes substantially larger than the magnets to prevent anything magnetic from getting to close to the magnets while in transit. Well, the receiving people removed the magnet from the wooden packing, whereupon it rocketed toward the steel loading dock ramp and shattered on contact (they're made of very brittle material). The shards were stuck to the ramp so hard, the people couldn't get them off.
“All the video tapes, (which may or may not exist, and may or may not be any good) have been securely locked away in a safe at the Attorney Generals office. (the one who postponed the coroners inquest)”
And in a year’s time they will have gone missing.
Makes sense. They have some of the finest 'post-production' editing equiment there.
They can do all kinds of tricks with video.
Most on that thread thought that was a possibility.
That was definitely the thinking. Or there will be nothing for the lab to recover. Darn magnets!
By the time the get done ‘enhancing’ those tapes I am sure they will show that the victim was kill by a group of strange blue skin aliens while the Cops where busy being the first LVP patrol to land on the moon.
Ok, since I’ve been providing back-story info on Vegad for people, I might as well explain the two newspapers.in Vegas for people not familiar with the situation.
The Las Vegas Review Journal (LVRJ or just “RJ”) is the more pro-liberty, pro-freedom, pro-property paper in Vegas.
The Sun is the other paper in Vegas and it tends to take the pro-union, pro-tax (unless it is a tax on casinos) and pro-Democrat line. I say “tend to” because there are exceptions to this broad classification of the two papers.
The Sun is the paper I would expect to take the side of the LVMPD.
I suspected that as I had run across another article by them on this case and it never mentioned witnesses that disagreed with the PD story
About the only tie Sun will disagree with the government is when Steve Wynn is involved. Then the Sun will take Wynn’s side.
if you wait long enough maybe you’ll get lucky with memories faded and defective
you might even lose evidence critical to discerning the truth. /s
if a cop had been shot you can bet the investigation would proceeding at break neck speed
Best guess was that I heard that if they can push it back a few weeks - the result will come out AFTER the November election.
Anyone know just when the LV sheriff’s election is?
The problem with the security cameras in the Costco stores is that they are not really a continuous video. They are frames spaced out about one per second in most of the store. Only those at the front end are continuous.
“In another year or so?”
After a few Vegacides...
“if a cop had been shot you can bet the investigation would proceeding at break neck speed”
Wouldn’t it be great if I invested in a grammar checker? LOL
Does the DA asking for this delay give you any reason to think the DA is doing its job and not just whitewashing this? I know if I were the shooters, this would make me nervous. Afterall if the DA is thinking of charging someone, they would not want an inquest to call it a good shooting before they got around to charges. Of course it could also be the fix is in.
I honestly don’t know. All we can do is note the increasing stack of inconsistent witness statements, delays, conveniently error prone magnetic media, etc and come to a conclusion in light of prior cases like this in Vegas that LVMPD is at the VERY least one of the most incompetent large city PD’s in the nation.
The DA in Vegas hasn’t brought these stooges to justice yet - perhaps because the LVMPD takes care to settle out of court to avoid running into the DA.
My guess is that:
1. The shooters are never allowed back on the streets of LV again. It would just be too costly to allow them to ever shoot someone again particularly the two time killer.
2. The shooters are viewed as expendible already by the police higher ups. It sounds to this person very far removed that LVPD have a PR problem and they may well try to solve it by throwing these guys under the bus.
3. The DA also has a PR problem and charging someone would solve that.
So unless there are tapes showing Mr. Scott clearly and obviously threatening those cops, I fully expect resignations and charges. It would be bureaucratically stupid not to go that way.
I agree with you. The law does not cover the peons. The peons will start taking care of themselves.
Jerry Spence you are needed again.
Well stupid might be what individual cops do best. What I was saying was the police bureaucracy has a lot of incentive to throw these three under the bus. I will not be surprised when it happens.
And part of the reason it may happen is that they want to protect their perk of being able to shoot whenever scared. They will want the public off their backs on this one.
Which is counter to many eyewitness accounts. Part of this game is to delay any investigation and publish the police version over and over and over...until it is the prevailing account.
I wonder what has happened to those hard drives from Costcos surveillance system that had to be sent to California for forensics review.