US Attorney General to Investigate Las Vegas Police Department
  • Petitioned Catherine Cortez Masto

This petition was delivered to:

Nevada Attorney General
Catherine Cortez Masto
Nevada Governor
Brian Sandoval
U.S. Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez
Eric Holder, Thomas Perez

US Attorney General to Investigate Las Vegas Police Department

    1. Dustin Deguevara
    2. Petition by

      Dustin Deguevara

      Newport Beach, CA

Since 1990, Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) officers have shot 379 civilians, killing 143, a rate far exceeding that of many larger cities. In 2011, Metro cops killed 12 victims, setting an all-time record. These shootings were analyzed in a recent five-part series written by the Las Vegas Review-Journal ( http://www.lvrj.com/news/deadly-force/always-justified/analysis-many-las-vegas-police-shootings-could-have-been-avoided-134253648.html  ).

 

A shocking number of Metro’s officer-involved shootings (OISs) were covered up to protect a cartel comprising Las Vegas Metro (headed by the Clark County Sheriff), aided and abetted by the District Attorney, Coroner and Public Administrator offices.

 

One of those 143 Metro shooting fatalities was Erik B. Scott, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A decorated former Army officer, who also had earned an MBA from Duke University, Erik was a successful cardiac-pacemaker sales representative for a major medical company.

 

Because his profession required entering rough areas of Las Vegas at all hours of the day and night, Erik held a concealed-weapon permit issued by Metro, and legally carried a firearm for self-protection. He had that pistol inside his jeans’ waistband, under a T-shirt, while shopping at a Costco warehouse store on July 10, 2010. By chance, a Costco employee saw the weapon, panicked and called the police. As Erik and his girlfriend calmly walked from the store, Metro Officer William Mosher confronted Erik, shouted three conflicting commands, and fired twice — all within two seconds. Two other officers then opened up, firing another five rounds into the victim’s back, after Erik was on the ground, dying.

 

The Metro cover-up machine immediately claimed Erik had “pulled his gun,” prompting Mosher to fire. Not true. Erik was killed, because he had a BlackBerry smartphone in his hand, and Mosher mistook it for a gun. Although he had only been on the Metro force five years, Officer Mosher had now shot and killed two people.

 

Metro officers and detectives intentionally:

 

•      Removed the pistol, still in its holster, from Erik’s body and placed it on the ground, near the BlackBerry, before Homicide investigators arrived.

•      Immediately whisked Erik’s body from the scene.

•      Illegally broke into Erik’s condominium and stole two other pistols. One was later exhibited as a so-called “second gun” ostensibly found on Erik’s body. Evidence proves this was not true http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpLncaMckoI .

•      Did not seize Costco’s security/surveillance digital video recorder, even though it was critical evidence of a homicide. Unexplainably, the DVR was left solely in Costco’s control for five days, following Erik’s shooting. Costco personnel admitted, under oath, that they and a contractor “tried to recover data” from the DVR. Metro later claimed only 4% of video data were “unrecoverable.” Fully 96% of data on the disk were recovered; only the section that held data proving Erik did not touch his firearm was physically damaged.

 

Although the facts of Metro officer-involved shootings often do not support claims made by Las Vegas cops, not a single officer has been found at fault in more than 35 years.

 

We respectfully ask Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to launch an in-depth investigation into the mistakes and cover-ups associated with the shooting deaths of Erik B. Scott and many other Metro victims, focusing on illegal collusion and racketeering among local-government agencies for the sole purpose of protecting guilty police officers and their superiors.

 

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      Dustin Deguevara
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      1) calmly walking out of the store with his significant other. 2) never asked to leave the store. 3) never approached by police to confirm 911 allegations. 4) given less than two seconds to react. 5) within those two seconds Erik was given conflicting commands (put your hands up, drop the weapon, get down on the ground). THEN 7 SHOTS FIRED (5 IN HIS BACK). 6) while most police officers go an entire career without every firing a weapon, Officer Mosher had five years on the force and has shot 3 people killing 2. 7) less than two years after this incident one of the Officers who fired into Erik's back was terminated for illegal arms trading. 8) Las Vegas Metro honored the officers for their bravery (http://www.lvrj.com/news/national-police-group-honors-two-officers-involved-in-erik-scott-shooting-119926284.html) TODAY MARKS THE YEAR AND A HALF ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MURDER. TONIGHT THERE IS A BROTHER, A MOTHER, A FATHER, AND HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS WHO NEED CLOSURE.

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    • rene olive LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      not only has Erik been killed, but my husbands coworker and friend was also killed by metro. he was only walking around with a knife, probably didn't weigh more than 120 pounds and the cops unloaded on him. these guys need to learn how to restrain themselves, uses other means to restrain others, and have some respect for human life.

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    • Wayd Weber LAYTON, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      It is clear to me that the shooting of Erik was not justified. This and other actions by the Metro police warrant an in-depth investigation.

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    • Bruce Nordwall ENGLEWOOD, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      This doesn't smell good for the police force. I doubt that a West Point graduate would have

      pulled a gun, as charged. Police failure to get all the evidence at the scene - particularly the surveillance camera imagery - sure makes it sound like there were facts they didn't want out!

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      • over 2 years ago

      my two brothers gilbert d aguilar #56067 and David d aguilar#52801 were sentenced to life in prios in 1997 for the murder of mark emerson and i know that my brothers are innocent. they set my brothers up yes my brothers have a violent crimanl past but they are not stupid they would never go to another state to kill someone that they didnt know whemn they moved to las vegas to get away from all the drama in arizona. the gum found at the scene of the crime came back as registered to the rookie cop on the scene of the crime but he ak-47 was never reported stolen. there was also a video tape from 7-11 on pecos and warner proving that tat the time of death my brothers were in a fist fight but none of this was admitted into evidence because the state refused. the state knew they were settting my brothers up when they were innocent. the 911 opeprator told the victim to step outside to see where the gunfire was coming from so he obeyed and ended up dead. they badgered the wife in a 12 hour or longer intereegation until she was worn out becasue she kept telling them it was a tall bald white man with tattoos on his hands well neither onne of brothers looks white and neither one of brothers have tattos on there hands so it was all lies. my brother gilbert is sick he is dyng because nevada corrections refused to give him medical care you see the difference when you look at the articles from 10-4-97, 10-11-97, 10-16-97, 10-22-97 and look at gilbert he looks like steven segal but now he looks like a dying man. gilbert has a lawsuit for medical megelience going on so please someone help my brothers i want them home and i know my brothers would never fight to get out if they were guilty

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    • Jennifer Patrick LAS VEGAS, NV 89122, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      I think Eric Scott was an innocent victim of misjudgement. Police officers have a a job to protect citizens not to kill innocent citizens. I also had a gun held to my head

      by a metro cop in 2005 while in my car. I had no guns on me, and I had commited no crime.

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