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Erik Scott family files federal civil rights suit in Costco shooting
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 | 12:57 p.m. | By Steve Green.

Posted on 10/29/2010 1:49:03 PM PDT by redreno

The Las Vegas police department was sued in federal court Thursday by the family of Erik Scott, which claims his civil rights were violated when officers shot and killed him at a Costco on July 10.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for Nevada, names as defendants the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sheriff Doug Gillespie, officers William Mosher, Joshua Stark and Thomas Mendiola as well as Costco Wholesale Corp. and Costco security officer Shai Lierly.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist; erikbscott; erikscott; jbts; murderbycop; nevada

1 posted on 10/29/2010 1:49:06 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno
Good. Let the legal Discovery process begin.

And personally I hope the cops that did this are left bankrupt and homeless.

2 posted on 10/29/2010 1:50:25 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: redreno

The only comment from someone called “westvegas”:

“As if Erik Scott’s poor choices have not already cost tax payers enough. Now we will have to pay to defend a frivolous lawsuit.

When will the Scott’s realize that their son was a drug addict that made some bad choices, leading to his own demise?”

I have seen no basis for the allegation that Scott was a drug addict. Anyone associated with the Scott’s might want to give them a heads up so they can see if “westvegas” is just an idiot or someone trying to provide cover for the Vegas PD...


3 posted on 10/29/2010 1:56:48 PM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: redreno

4 posted on 10/29/2010 2:01:48 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Lurker
I'm 98% pro law enforcement.....because I'm in it. HOWEVER in cases such as this, I agree. There isn't a shred of any evidence (available to the public) that leads me to believe that the police officers acted even remotely correctly. What happened to that man is a travesty. The LVPD has hung themselves by not releasing video and all that. The city will pay dearly and hopefully the police officers involved also.
5 posted on 10/29/2010 2:02:13 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: Lurker

Or evidence turns up that finds them and Costco criminally liable. This whole shooting has stunk of cover-up from day one.


6 posted on 10/29/2010 2:02:52 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: redreno

I am glad to see that Costco and their security person are included.

It is telling that the 911 call FROM THE BEGINNING, has not been released, or backed up with video.


7 posted on 10/29/2010 2:06:59 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: mountn man

He does not inspire confidence


8 posted on 10/29/2010 2:09:38 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius.)
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9 posted on 10/29/2010 2:15:03 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man

Hard to imagine Curley trying to explain how he shot a guy in the back as the guy was kneeling on the ground dieing though.


10 posted on 10/29/2010 2:24:54 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: mountn man

Something about him with a gun or taser just doesn't sit right.

11 posted on 10/29/2010 2:27:24 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: dennisw

12 posted on 10/29/2010 2:32:39 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man

Curly never killed anyone.


13 posted on 10/29/2010 2:33:32 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I don't know. I've died from laughter from them many times.

Why is it that grown men (me included) STILL laugh at the Three Stooges ALL these years later, no matter how many times we've seen the skits.

14 posted on 10/29/2010 2:36:08 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man
At the risk of hijacking the thread ... I'll just offer that most men are comfortable with their "inner 8-year-old". Most women are not.

IMHO.

YMMV.

I will respond to no flames or argument on this thread ... the topic is too important to sidetrack.

15 posted on 10/29/2010 2:38:34 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: redreno

I open carry in Costco here in VA. No one bothers me.


16 posted on 10/29/2010 2:38:46 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: mountn man

***ALL these years later, no matter how many times we’ve seen the skits.****

Probably because they remind us of people we know today!


17 posted on 10/29/2010 2:42:08 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: piytar

Erik Scott was apparently abusing prescription drugs. He had more morphine and Xanax in his system than any legitimate doctor would prescribe. His girlfriend was prescribed the same drugs as Scott and most likely he was taking hers as well as his own. He was being investigated for doctor shopping at the time of his death.


18 posted on 10/29/2010 2:45:44 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: Moonman62

Well, if there was ever a reason to shoot a man down in cold blood, that would be it......doctor shopping.


19 posted on 10/29/2010 2:57:02 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: mountn man
Photobucket Why is this guy still in uniform? Wasn't he placed on some sort of administrative leave?
20 posted on 10/29/2010 3:01:45 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: mountn man

Huge belly laugh. You made my day. Thank you.


21 posted on 10/29/2010 3:33:05 PM PDT by b359 (The goat is old and gnarly....)
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To: mountn man

YES!!!!


22 posted on 10/29/2010 3:35:50 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: mountn man

Nyuck nyuck nyuck


23 posted on 10/29/2010 3:57:02 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I'll just offer that most men are comfortable with their "inner 8-year-old". Most women are not.

I'd have to say that I AM VERY comfortable with my inner 8 year old.

I would also have to say...that most women ARE NOT comfortable...with my inner 8 year old :)

24 posted on 10/29/2010 4:16:46 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Moonman62
and yer lack of a point is ???

oh yeah, anyone not 'on drugs' would be able to react to commands within 3 seconds before their heart was exploded...

25 posted on 10/29/2010 5:41:54 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: mountn man
"and then shot him again...nyuk nyuk nyuk..."

Not making a bad joke...but thats what I see in that photo.
26 posted on 10/29/2010 11:38:45 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: PhiloBedo; waterhill; ixtl; mylife
Well, if there was ever a reason to shoot a man down in cold blood, that would be it......doctor shopping.

Quite convenient for there to be no video of the incident....store cameras, cell phone, dashcam...Nothing..? Really..?

In this day in age that is next to impossible. Erik Scott Ping!

27 posted on 10/31/2010 9:46:52 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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