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  • Cops gun down man for legally carrying firearm

    06/02/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies
    WND ^ | June 2, 1012 | Jeff Knox
    Erik Scott was a West Point graduate who went on to serve honorably in the Army, get his MBA from Duke and establish a lucrative career in real estate and as a sales rep for a medical device company. He was 38 years old when he was gunned down in 2010 in the portico of a Las Vegas area Costco store by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. While it was 7 bullets from the only people we’re supposed to trust with guns that snuffed out Erik Scott’s life, what really killed him was an irrational fear of...
  • Eric Scott - What could he have done differently?

    09/27/2011 11:08:05 PM PDT · by mrjesse · 35 replies
    What could Erik Scott have done differently, considering the circumstances? I don't watch TV so maybe I'm way out of touch, but as far as I can tell, Scott pretty much did the very best he could have. He informed them that he had a gun (Police always like to know if someone's got a gun, and many cc folks inform police of that as a polite thing to do - police don't like surprises) It seems that Police told him to drop the gun - but since Scott wasn't HOLDing the gun, how can he drop it? He first...
  • Judge to rule if sheriff, county will remain defendants in Costco shooting lawsuit

    06/03/2011 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 06/01/11 | Steve Kanigher
    The county, through Chief Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Barker, argued to be dismissed from the case because Metro is an independent legal entity that adopts its own policies, procedures and rules. Barker told the judge that under state law the county isn’t liable for Metro’s conduct.
  • (Las Vegas) Officer In Costco Shooting Indicted

    05/14/2011 1:23:08 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 7 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 05/13/2011 | Fox 5
    LAS VEGAS -- One of the three Las Vegas Metro police officers who shot and killed an armed man outside of a Summerlin Costco has been indicted by a grand jury for giving a firearm to a convicted felon. Thomas Mendiola, 23, was relieved from duty without pay earlier this year. Authorities said he gave a Sturm Ruger handgun to Robert Justice as a gift between July 10 and August 19 of last year. The grand jury indictment stated that Mendiola knew of Justice’s criminal past and conviction for theft. Mendiola along with Officers Josh Stark and William Mosher, fired...
  • Can One Wrong Death Bring Down Corrupt Las Vegas?

    03/28/2011 10:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | Mike McDaniel
    A concealed carry killing raises dangerous questions. You don’t want to commit a crime in Las Vegas — at least not on TV. On the tube, you’ll be relentlessly pursued by a group of young, beautiful, highly educated and competent crime scene investigators who work in gleaming glass and steel labs surrounded by state of the art equipment that would make MIT green with envy. So ethical and competent are they — and the police force they serve — that if a molecule of evidence exists in the known universe, they’ll find it and brilliantly use it against a suspect...
  • Metro Officers, Sheriff, & District Attorney Oppose Changes To Coroner's Inquest

    11/11/2010 3:22:56 PM PST · by Casey Hendrickson KDOX · 62 replies
    This is a post I don't want to write. Unfortunately, I have to. Yesterday on the program we discussed the proposed changes in the horrendously biased coroner's inquest process here in Las Vegas. During that segment, I had the lamentable task of telling you that many police officers, the Sheriff, and even the DA all opposed the basic changes to the inquest process demanded by the public.
  • Erik Scott family files federal civil rights suit in Costco shooting

    10/29/2010 1:49:03 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 | 12:57 p.m. | By Steve Green.
    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.
  • Erik Scott Killing Sparks West Point Alums to Target Las Vegas Police

    10/05/2010 6:01:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 284 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 5, 2010 | Bob Owens
    The "Long Gray Line" is bringing pressure on the Vegas department following Erik Scott's death in a hail of bullets. It was a foregone conclusion that a coroner’s inquest in Las Vegas would find three Metro police officers justified in gunning down Erik Scott in a hail of bullets outside of a crowded Costco on July 10, even though five of the seven bullets hit him from behind, and at least one appeared to have been fired while Scott lay prone, dead or dying on the ground. Police were called to the store after an employee described Scott as both...
  • Erik Scott, USMA Class of 1994, Shot at Costco

    09/27/2010 9:40:32 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 101 replies · 1+ views
    USMA Class of 1994 ^ | 8/30/2010 | William Scott
    Erik Scott's Death - A Father's Statement 8/30/2010 Erik's family would like to keep our class updated on what is occurring in the case of Erik's death. Below is a statement from Erik's father, William Scott. Please support the Scott Family by following: Twitter: @IMOErikBscott Facebook: In Memory of Erik Scott Twitter: @IMOErikBScott YouTube: Erik Scott's Death Erik B. Scott, a 1994 U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduate, was shot and killed by three Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) officers in front of the Summerlin Costco store on 10 July 2010. The shooting is still under...
  • Shoppers recount police shooting outside Costco

    09/25/2010 8:11:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 96 replies · 2+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 | 8:51 p.m. | By Kyle Hansen, Cara McCoy
    The emotionless voice of Samantha Sterner told jurors on Friday that her boyfriend, 38-year-old Erik Scott, carried a gun with him everywhere he went and that the officer who shot him to death July 10 was “out of line.”
  • Witnesses recall fatal police shooting at Costco

    09/24/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT · by redreno · 67 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Published Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 | 8:42 a.m. | By Kyle Hansen, Cara McCoy
    Wentworth Eatherton, the husband of the previous witness, Annette, said he called into a public radio program recently when he heard Scott’s father and attorney saying things about the shooting that he said weren't true. Eatherton said they claimed the police didn't need to shoot Scott and that the police were only 2 feet away, but that wasn’t true, he said. Eatherton recalled words he heard Scott say while in the aisle at Costco.
  • Officer in Costco shooting says man raised gun, didn’t know it was in holster

    09/24/2010 9:34:59 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 481 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 23 Sept 2010 | Cara McCoy, Dave Toplikar
    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...
  • Gunned Down in Vegas: What Really Happened to Erik Scott?

    09/17/2010 8:33:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 169 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 16, 2010 | Bob Owens
    An accomplished young man is killed by police outside a Vegas Costco, and bystander accounts starkly contrast with official reports. Erik Scott was a West Point graduate, Army veteran, MBA graduate of Duke University, and a medical sales rep for Boston Scientific. He was gunned down by three Las Vegas police officers after they responded to a 911 call by Costco store employees reporting a man with a gun, possibly on narcotics, behaving erratically. Scott was 38 years old, shopping with his girlfriend for items they needed as they moved in together. Unfortunately, those are the only details of the...
  • Robo-call focusing on Costco shooting goes out to residents

    09/05/2010 9:02:47 AM PDT · by FoxPro · 11 replies ^ | Aug 15, 2010 2:28 AM EDT
    Las Vegas, NV- Some people in the Valley have been getting a loaded call recently regarding the Costco shooting in Summerlin. The messages come in the form of robo-calls, prerecorded messages usually used in campaigns or telemarketing. While these calls seem to focus on the Costco shooting, some wonder if there is a political motive behind them.
  • Erik B. Scott - In Memory of Erik B. Scott

    08/29/2010 8:31:02 AM PDT · by FoxPro · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Erik B. Scott - In Memory of Erik B. Scott ^ | August 20th, 2010 | William B. Scott
    A Devil’s Deal? August 20th, 2010 More than a month after Erik Scott was gunned down in front of the Summerlin Costco, only Las Vegas METRO officers and their allies have seen Costco’s video-surveillance data and heard the contents of a 911 call made by a Costco security employee. That call set off a massive overreaction by METRO officers, and ultimately led to Erik’s death. METRO’s Sheriff, Douglas Gillespie, and his spokesmen have stated, from the first day of this nightmare, that video surveillance data the police department immediately seized has a “glitch,” and might be “unusable.” Those Costco video...
  • New Coroner's Inquest Set For Costco Shooting

    08/19/2010 12:13:49 PM PDT · by JLS · 47 replies
    KVVU Las Vegas ^ | 19 August 2010 | unattributed
    LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner’s Office has rescheduled the inquest hearing into an officer-involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco for Sept.22-24.
  • US cops: armed and dangerous?

    08/16/2010 5:08:17 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 21 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 10/16/10 | Jennifer Abel
    If mine were truly a free country, US police wouldn't wield such immense power or employ such aggressive tactics against their own citizenry – a militarisation of our police forces that started with the war on drugs and intensified after 9/11. Consider: can you invent a realistic scenario wherein you shoot a man dead; justify it with a story witnesses contradict; confiscate any surveillance video; claim a "glitch" makes it impossible to show the video to anyone else – all while enjoying the support of state legal apparatus? Police in Las Vegas did that last month, after they shot Erik...
  • Vigil Honors Erik Scott, Raises Questions About His Death

    08/11/2010 1:21:15 AM PDT · by JLS · 17 replies · 1+ views
    KLAS website ^ | 11 Aug 2010 | nonattributed
    LAS VEGAS- In a circle in the corner of the Summerlin Costco parking lot, friends and strangers lit candles in memory of 39-year-old Erik Scott. "There's nothing we can do to bring Erik back," yelled one speaker. "But, there is something we can do to change the system." They stood shoulder to shoulder, firmly believing the West Point and Duke University graduate did not deserve to die. "I know Erik," said his friend Ivan Sher. "I know him really well. I know his disposition, and there is no possible way that what was represented could have actually happened."
  • Vigil to Mark 1 Month Since Las Vegas Police Shooting

    08/10/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 31 replies
    AP via 8NewsNow ^ | 8/10/10 | unknown
    LAS VEGAS -- Family members and friends are planning a vigil to mark the one-month anniversary of the Las Vegas police slaying of a man in front of a membership warehouse store. The 9 p.m. Tuesday event is part of an ongoing family campaign to highlight the July 10 death of 38-year-old Erik Scott by police just outside the Costco store in Summerlin. Police say Scott had a gun and the three officers who shot Scott were responding to reports of a man ripping merchandise inside the store. Family members say Scott had a concealed weapons permit, and police should...
  • Banner alleging Vegas police cover-up to fly at U.S. Open

    08/07/2010 11:54:54 PM PDT · by JLS · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 7 August 2010 | JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Spectators at Sunday's U.S. Open of Surfing might see this message flying over the ocean: "Vegas police cover up? R.I.P. Erik B." Here's what it means: Family and friends have paid for a plane to fly a banner near the municipal pier in an attempt to gain national attention for Scott's death and in hopes of getting answers to some questions. Scott, a West Point graduate with an MBA from Duke, was killed in an officer-involved shooting at a Las Vegas Costco on July 10, and family and friends say they have little information about what...
  • After cops kill his son, a local man fights Vegas PD (Costco, Erik Scott)

    08/05/2010 11:31:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 5 August, 2010 | Pam Zubeck
    A local author's son was gunned down by police in Las Vegas on July 10, prompting an outcry from residents and a demand for accountability from his family and friends. West Point graduate Erik Scott, 38, son of Bill Scott, was killed by three cops just outside a Costco store in Las Vegas after a security guard there reported him for carrying a concealed weapon. The weapon was registered, and Erik had the proper permits. Costco doesn't allow weapons in the store, but there's no notice posted, according to Bill Scott. "It's extremely hard to understand," he says in an...
  • Goodman Law Group Seeks Costco Video of West Point Grad Allegedly Slain by Vegas Police

    08/04/2010 6:03:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies ^ | 3 August, 2010 | NA
    LAS VEGAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Goodman Law Group reports that Erik Scott was shot by police outside a busy Summerlin, Nevada Costco store July 10. Many questions surround the shooting of Scott, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon in a holster when he was surprised by officers as he exited the building with his girlfriend and other customers. Five of the seven shots that felled him were fired into his back. “We know there were four cameras outside of Costco that would've captured the shooting. We know that there was a camera within Costco, on the aisle, which would've covered...
  • Goodman Law Group Seeks Costco Video of West Point Grad Allegedly Slain by Vegas Police

    08/03/2010 7:11:05 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 33 replies · 8+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 8/3/10 | unknown
    LAS VEGAS -- Goodman Law Group reports that Erik Scott was shot by police outside a busy Summerlin, Nevada Costco store July 10. Many questions surround the shooting of Scott, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon in a holster when he was surprised by officers as he exited the building with his girlfriend and other customers. Five of the seven shots that felled him were fired into his back. Ross Goodman, attorney for the family of Erik Scott is questioning the official sequence of events. Erik was a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and had...
  • Family Attorney Outraged Over Inquest Delay

    07/28/2010 9:55:38 PM PDT · by JLS · 11 replies · 1+ views
    8 NewsNow ^ | 28 July 2010 | 8NewsNow
    ... An attorney for Scott's family is outraged, but Clark County District Attorney David Roger says there's a legitimate reason for the delay. Roger says for reasons beyond Metro's control, the original coroner's inquest date simply won't work. ... But now that the inquest has been postponed, Scott's family still doesn't know when they'll finally be allowed to see that videotape. "We're now going on three weeks. What could possibly be a legitimate reason not to produce the video and 911 recording," asked Goodman.
  • Coroner's inquest into deadly Costco shooting delayed indefinitely(NV)

    07/28/2010 6:45:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies · 2+ views ^ | 28 July, 2010 | NA
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV)- There's been a delay in the process to determine exactly what happened in a fatal police shooting in front of the Costco store in Summerlin. The Clark County District Attorney's office has requested that the coroner's inquest be postponed indefinitely. That inquest was set for September 3rd, to determine if three officers were justified in the use of deadly force against Erik Scott. Scott was kill by police gunfire on July 10th. Clark County District Attorney David Roger says his office asked for the delay partly because they have not yet received witness statements and reports...
  • Billboards Seek Answers In Scott's Death(NV Costco shooting)

    07/26/2010 2:29:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 23 July, 2010 | NA
    LAS VEGAS -- Family and friends of the man gunned down by police officers two weeks ago outside a Costco in Summerlin are taking their message to the streets. Erik Scott, 38, died after three police officers fired seven bullets into him. Police said Scott had a gun aimed at them, but some witnesses said they either didn’t see a gun in Scott’s hand or it was in its holster. Scott, a West Point graduate, had a permit to carry a concealed firearm, family and friend said. On Friday at midnight, seven billboards will start to display the first of...
  • Billboards Feature Man Killed by Las Vegas Police (Costco Shooting)

    07/24/2010 5:01:55 AM PDT · by show me state · 113 replies · 2+ views
    8 News NOW ^ | JUL 23, 2010 5:37 PM CDT |
    LAS VEGAS -- Friends and family of Erik Scott, the man shot to death at a Costco store by Las Vegas police, are taking their message to roadside billboards.
  • radio transcript (Costco Shooting)

    07/21/2010 2:23:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies · 1+ views ^ | 29 July. 2010 | UNKNOWN
    radio transcript Dispatcher: Units in V3, a 413 at Costco, 801 S. Pavillion Center. The male is inside the business to the rear of, has a 413 that's tucked into the back of his pants. We're still landline. (6:53) K916: K916 back on channel. (7:03) D: K916 (7:04) AIR5: AIR5, we're going to go to the Costco first. (7:11) D: AIR5, copy. (7:14) 2X12: 2X12 (7:20) D: 2X12 (7:21) 2X12: You can disregard the air unit, I see customers coming out (related to a seperate 407A) (7:25) D: 2X12 copy. K914, if you could be en route with AIR5 on...
  • Father wants Las Vegas police held accountable in son's death

    07/16/2010 6:06:14 AM PDT · by redreno · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Las Vegas Review ^ | Jul. 16, 2010 | By LAWRENCE MOWER
    A few years ago, when Erik Scott found himself unemployed in the midst of Las Vegas' deepest recession, his father worried about where his son would find work. But Erik just laughed. He never worried. The West Point graduate told his father he would get a haircut, buy a suit and look for a new job. "We always laughed about the Erik Scott luck," his father, Bill Scott, said Thursday. "It just always seemed to go his way until July 10, 2010. It went totally against him." Bill Scott, a former Air Force colonel, and a journalist and author, said...
  • I-Team: Father of Man Shot by Police at Costco Speaks

    07/15/2010 3:20:44 AM PDT · by panthermom · 175 replies · 2+ views
    8 News Now ^ | 7/14/2010 | George Knapp
    LAS VEGAS -- The father of a Las Vegas businessman who was shot and killed by police at a Las Vegas Costco store says he's been receiving eyewitness reports which directly contradict the official version of Saturday's events. William Scott, the father of Erik Scott, gave his first interview to 8 News NOW's George Knapp.
  • Tragic Police Shooting at Las Vegas Costco

    07/14/2010 6:56:54 PM PDT · by cycjec · 65 replies
    Salon ^ | July 12, 2010 | WriteNowMom
    Spotting a gun out in public can be scary if you have never seen one on a person before. There are more guns out there in the world than many of us realize. If you live in Nevada and pay attention you will see them all the time. Plenty of times I have been in that very same Costco and watched someone lean over to grab something and caught a glimpse of their holster. We can't
  • Officer Involved in Costco Shooting Involved in 2006 Shooting(NV)

    07/13/2010 4:07:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 96 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12 July, 2010 | NA
    LAS VEGAS -- The three Las Vegas police officers involved in Saturday's shooting at a Costco have been identified. Officers William Mosher, Joshua Stark and Thomas Mendiola shot and killed Erik Scott at a Summerlin Costco. Officers say Scott had a weapon and pointed it at them. Mosher has been with Metro for five years. Stark and Mendiola have been with Metro for under two years. All are assigned to the Metro's Northwest Area Command. This isn't the first time Officer Mosher has been involved in a shooting. In April of 2006, Officer Mosher and Officer John Wiggins shot and...
  • Officers In Costco Shooting Identified (NV)

    07/13/2010 3:47:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 580 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12 July, 2010 | NA
    <p>LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Metro police on Monday identified the three officers who shot and killed an armed man outside a Costco store in Summerlin.</p> <p>They are Officer William Mosher, 38, a five-year veteran of the department, Officer Joshua Stark, 28, who has been with the department since September 2008, and Officer Thomas Mendiola, 23, who joined the department in March 2009.</p>
  • Man did not pull gun on police at Costco, lawyer says

    07/12/2010 4:33:42 PM PDT · by redreno · 59 replies
    Las Vegas Review ^ | Jul. 12, 2010 | KEN RITTER
    A lawyer representing the family of a man fatally shot by police at the Costco in Summerlin denied police reports Monday that the man had pulled out a handgun and pointed it at police. Erik Scott, 39, had at least one handgun with him at the time of the shooting Saturday, but also had a concealed weapon permit, attorney Ross Goodman said.
  • Slaying of Army veteran shocks friends (Man gunned down at Costco over Concealed Carry)

    07/12/2010 1:26:25 PM PDT · by conimbricenses · 308 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 6/12/2010 | Lawrence Mower
    The man shot by police outside a Summerlin Costco store on Saturday was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a master's degree from Duke University, friends said. Army veteran Erik Scott, 39, was at the store near Charleston Boulevard and the Las Vegas Beltway with his girlfriend before three officers fatally shot him in a confrontation.