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Officer in Costco shooting says man raised gun, didnít know it was in holster
Las Vegas Sun ^ | 23 Sept 2010 | Cara McCoy, Dave Toplikar

Posted on 09/24/2010 9:34:59 AM PDT by Mr Rogers

This comes from a Vegas paper, so I'll summarize:

Day 1 of the inquest into the police shooting of Eric Scott at a Las Vegas Costco emphasized the large amount of prescription painkillers found in his body. The assistant DA suggested Scott was suicidal.

Day 2 apparently spent a bunch of time explaining why there will be no video...basically, the machines weren't working, sorry.

Then the cop who was closest to Scott testified. In his testimony, he says the gun found by investigators was in its holster, and that he didn't realize the gun was in its holster when he shot Scott. That info comes about 2/3 of the way into the article:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/sep/23/officer-deadly-shooting-says-man-pointed-gun-didnt/

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; costco; donutwatch; erikscott; morphine
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To: Ingtar
I'm not grasping the similarities between OJ Simpson and the guy at Costco who was gunned down by police.

Explain?

41 posted on 09/24/2010 10:00:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: scory
Doesn’t LAPD have any standards covering minimal physical requirements for its officers?

Uh...I think that would be LVPD...

42 posted on 09/24/2010 10:00:26 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: wideawake

12:25 p.m.

Dr. Alane Olson, a medical examiner at the Clark County Coroner’s office, was the first witness in today’s coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of Erik Scott.

Olson was giving a detailed explanation of the seven bullets that struck Eric Scott based off her July 11 autopsy.

She said five of the shots entered his back and two entered the front of his body. One of the bullets entered his buttocks area, traveled up through his bowels and lodged in his chest.

She said it was “indeterminate” how close Scott was from the gun barrels.

She said he also had some minor scrapes on his hands and his right knee. He also had wounds associated with attempts of medical personnel to give him aid, she said.
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If he was taking that amount of drugs, he should not have been carrying a gun.

But shot in the back 5 times? How can they justify that? It sounds like they just opened fire based on the fact that the Metro Cop shot first.


43 posted on 09/24/2010 10:00:51 AM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Shia Lierley, Costco Loss Prevention Employee who called 911.

44 posted on 09/24/2010 10:00:55 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: nkycincinnatikid

He’s the spitting image of Curly Howard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curly_Howard


45 posted on 09/24/2010 10:02:45 AM PDT by sleddogs
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To: nkycincinnatikid
Sgt. Sugarcookie.

This just gets worse and worse.

46 posted on 09/24/2010 10:03:12 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: B4Ranch

Yep. And that depresses the hell out of me...


47 posted on 09/24/2010 10:05:32 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Blennos

Both costco and the LE are facing huge civil suits let alone criminal charges if tapes showing them in the wrong appear. Yeah, all cameras mysteriously malfunction at the same time...uh huh...


48 posted on 09/24/2010 10:05:39 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The argument made in the post I responded to basically said they had their theory, gathered or manufactured evidence to fit, and discarded or lost anything that contradicted. In the Simpson case, they were so sure they had it correct, they screwed up a lot of the evidence they needed to convict.

As much as people blame that one on the race card, some of the police behavior that came out in that trial precluded conviction and would have freed him on appeal. The most telling was the video of the bedroom showing nothing on the white carpeted floor. The video presented with a later timestamp where a bloody black sock was found where nothing appeared was the first clue that something was amiss.


50 posted on 09/24/2010 10:07:32 AM PDT by Ingtar (If Washington and his peers had been RINOs, we would still be a British colony.)
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To: Eagles6
Both costco and the LE are facing huge civil suits let alone criminal charges if tapes showing them in the wrong appear.

They're going to get it anyway....

Watch for Costco stock to plummet when it happens.

51 posted on 09/24/2010 10:07:43 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: ponygirl
"Where are the surveillance tapes??!"

Oh, I think I put them on the shelf above the Pentagon 911 tapes.

52 posted on 09/24/2010 10:07:57 AM PDT by yesca (..belief is the enemy)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Oh, just so you know, I figure that Simpson and/or his son are guilty of the murders and will meet true justice in the hereafter.


53 posted on 09/24/2010 10:09:09 AM PDT by Ingtar (If Washington and his peers had been RINOs, we would still be a British colony.)
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To: dragnet2

That sucks... I like getting my pistachios from Costco.


54 posted on 09/24/2010 10:09:10 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Ingtar

OK. Thanks for the explanation.


55 posted on 09/24/2010 10:09:51 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: ponygirl
Where are the surveillance tapes??!

If ya got people testifying the weapon was found in the victims holster, the surveillance video won't matter....

56 posted on 09/24/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: S.O.S121.500

Wow, that must be heck to clean up. :-)

Yeah, no kidding. Sounds like a bunch of telling half truths by the cops to meet their desired outcome if you ask me.


57 posted on 09/24/2010 10:11:23 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: ClearCase_guy

58 posted on 09/24/2010 10:11:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: smokingfrog
One of the bullets entered his buttocks area, traveled up through his bowels and lodged in his chest.

One of the cowboys shot him while he was lying face down.

Nice work, officers.

59 posted on 09/24/2010 10:11:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Ingtar
On a Conan O'Brien show way back when;

"Sometimes I sign into a hotel under an assumed name , Slasho McMurderson".

O.J. Simpson

60 posted on 09/24/2010 10:12:58 AM PDT by yesca (..belief is the enemy)
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