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Old 10-04-2010, 12:10   #151
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LAS VEGAS -- A coroner's jury ruled that three Las Vegas police officers were justified in the shooting death of Erik Scott at a Summerlin Costco.

The three officers involved will now go before Metro's Use of Force Board before they are re-instated. They have been on paid administrative leave since the incident.


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Old 05-22-2011, 09:34   #152
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Follow up stories on one of the police officers involved in this Las Vegas Costco shooting.

FOX5 News Las Vegas
May 13, 2011

"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 a total of seven bullets into 38-year-old Erik Scott on July 10 outside the Costco entrance, near Charleston Boulevard and the 215 Beltway."


http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/27890291/detail.html


http://www.lvrj.com/news/officer-wit...114978534.html
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:47   #153
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Follow up stories on one of the police officers involved in this Las Vegas Costco shooting.

FOX5 News Las Vegas
May 13, 2011

"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 a total of seven bullets into 38-year-old Erik Scott on July 10 outside the Costco entrance, near Charleston Boulevard and the 215 Beltway."


http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/27890291/detail.html


http://www.lvrj.com/news/officer-wit...114978534.html
In the eyes of a jury, a case can be easily made against the officer that shows he has little concern for policy or effective judgement, and a line can be drawn to show he has little respect for law.

Would not surprise me to see a civil case be brought against the officer in a wrongful death of Erik Scott.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:54   #154
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If these allegations prove to be true - the credibility of this officer is certianly at issue.

IMO, that goes to each and every case/incident that this particular officer was involved in. Reportedly, he's only 23.

Avoiding the mere appearance of impropriety is paramount for any officer and karma can be a bitch.

We'll see what transpires next - the word of a convicted felony is also suspect.
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