Skip to comments.New Coroner's Inquest Set For Costco Shooting
Posted on 08/19/2010 12:13:49 PM PDT by JLS
LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroners Office has rescheduled the inquest hearing into an officer-involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco for Sept.22-24.
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I do hope they get to the bottom of this - the way the police have handled it is not healthy.
Their cover up is starting to unravel................
Clean up on aisle 6.......
>>The LVPD has still not produced any video.<<
That is very, VERY telling. Costco is ALL about security cameras, yet there is no video? To be blunt, and frank, if this appears to be what the witnesses said it was, Costco would be on the hook here for a huge civil suit.
That may be a part of the motivation.
It is in Hollywood with some CGI experts. /s
Why would Costco be on the hook for trigger happy cops?
“The LVPD has still not produced any video.
It is in Hollywood with some CGI experts. /s”
Once finished the video will not only show that the LVPD was justified in the shooting, but it will also show the LVPD’s answered the first police call to the moon.
Police and Costco both. Personally I’ve moved to blaming Costco more than the police though.
All it takes is a Costco employee embellishing what was really going on and police show up ready to take down an active shooter, even if there isn’t one. If the police response’s information was bad then it’s not really their fault.
Now on the other hand if the police said “drop your weapon” and Erik couldn’t “drop” his weapon without first reaching for it, and that got him shot, then yes the police share some blame. But majority of the blame I still hold on Costco.
Strangely it’s the Costco security tapes that didn’t work. That tells me that the tapes showed something different than what the employee said and that Erik wasn’t yelling, ripping open packages and throwing stuff around. Suddenly Costco security says “oh huh” and the tapes get mysteriously glitched.
I don’t normally hope for corporate lawsuits, but if I’m right in my theory I hope Costco ends up paying Erik’s family and girlfriend a lot of money for the rest of their lives.
If I remember the story correctly as originally reported, a Costco employee called 9-1-1 and said that the man (who police subsequently shot and killed) had a gun and was behaving in a threatening and/or erratic manner in the store. According to eye witness reports at the time, the victim wasn’t behaving erratically and never displayed a gun. The employee saw the holstered gun inadvertently. If all or some of that is true, Costco will bear responsibility for the actions of their employee.
Anti-gun Costco employee calls police saying a man with a gun is yelling, tearing up merchandise, and throwing stuff around. Now police think there is a possible active shooter due to Costco embellishment and respond accordingly.
Bad intel leads to bad decisions. It’s not the fault of the people acting on that intel, it’s the fault of the source of that intel. Especially if the intel was fabrication or embellished.
Have the 911 tapes been released, or have they “disappeared” or equipment “malfunctioned”?............
I gotta quibble with you on this. What's the first rule for shooting, whether you're in the forest or at the range or in a crowd, know what you're shooting at. If I'm on a jury and somebody says "the minimum-wage guy said a guy in a yellow shirt was going crazy, so when I saw a guy in a yellow shirt I reflexively emptied my revolver", I'm not buying it.
>> Why would Costco be on the hook for trigger happy cops?
Irrational, provocative response to Scott’s carry while he was patronizing the facility.
Covered that a bit in a different post (3)
“if the police said drop your weapon and Erik couldnt drop his weapon without first reaching for it, and that got him shot, then yes the police share some blame. “
Costco’s employee made the 911 call and “embellished” his description a little bit.................
Bah read the post count wrong. Same post I covered that.
I’m not talking criminal. Civil.
If a jury can be convinced that the claims of the employee were false, and convinced that the cops perception of him was “poisoned” by false claims by the employee, well, it should be worth at least as much as hot coffee spilled on your lap.
I mean, nobody died that time.
Costco can be on the hook no matter what the finding of the corner’s inquest. You see their employee called the cops and likely falsely described Mr. Scott to the police as acting irratically.
Whether the cops committed a crime or not, Costco will likely pay out 8 figures on this.