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May 3, 2015

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Erik Scott family buys 4 billboard ads seeking Costco video


This billboard is being displayed today at four locations across the Las Vegas Valley.

Four billboard ads unveiled today around the Las Vegas Valley seek surveillance video — for a $25,000 reward — from the Costco in Summerlin the day Erik Scott was shot by Metro Police.

Family spokeswoman Lisa Mayo-DeRiso said the Scott family is offering the award to anyone who has a "valid, unaltered copy of the 'missing' Costco surveillance data." The footage between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. must include images of Scott's behavior inside the store as well as the shooting in the Costco foyer area involving three Metro Police officers.

During the coroner's inquest, which deemed the shooting of 38-year-old Scott justifiable, the Scott family disputed authorities' claim that video of the incident does not exist.

Costco store employees testified during the inquest in September that the video recorder was not properly working at the time of the shooting.

Scott was killed July 10 at the Costco in Summerlin after authorities say he pointed a gun at an officer, prompting three officers to shoot him. Costco employees had called police to report Scott acting erratically in the store.

After a six-day inquest that involved testimony from more than 50 witnesses, a jury found the three officers justified in shooting Scott, a medical device salesman and West Point graduate.

The billboard ads will be at U.S. 95 near Sunset Road, Tropicana Avenue near Decatur Boulevard, the Interstate 15 off-ramp near U.S. 95 and Rancho Drive, and Interstate 15 near Blue Diamond Road.

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  1. Just like the 20 minute gap in the Nixon tapes it doesn't exist, and we wonder why?

  2. Chunky says:

    Maybe the Scott family should have invested $25,000, plus billboards a few years back to help their son with his prescription drug addiction, paranoia and lying about his armed services experience among other things.

    The Scott's are trying to turn the bad hard drive into yet another far fetched conspiracy.

    Erik Scott had every opportunity that day to change the course of events and he couldn't even get that right! The cops had every reason and no choice but to shoot and kill their son. Pure denial! The hard drive failure was well documented prior to the event. Pure denial!

    That's what Chunky thinks!

  3. Nevada is last in citizens with bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, purchasing nonfiction books, and intelligence. My hometown is number 1 baby, Boston, Ma. The example of this disparity is the lack of critical thinking skills in many of the comments above. Why are Nevadans so willing to open their mouths and let their lack of humanity, civility, empathy, and education show over and over. I cannot wait to jump ship with the rest of you, came here for family-the nastiness of people's attitudes, the lack of knowledge, wisdom, understanding-unfathomable

  4. How do we know that the 3 cops didn't have drug problems?

  5. Serf, you math is as bad as your flawed logic and paranoia.

  6. I'm sure the Scotts will be voting for Crazy Sharron Angle.

  7. Whenever I hear that Eric Scott, or anybody else has lethal, or potentially lethal levels of morphine or hydrocodine, it angers me. It is done so that then it can be claimed that they were illegally packing their legal guns, that they have CWP's for, because if you believe the line of reasoning put forth Eric was both addicted and under the influence of his legally prescribed pain medications. I was permanently crippled up by a mining accident in 1991, and I have had a diagnosis of MS since 2003. I am in 24-hour pain at a fairly high level, the pain medications I constantly have to take,along with muscle relaxants, and anti-anziety meds are given and taken at a level that is potentially lethal---, but not lethal or even intoxicating to someone at my level of pain; and not to someone used to my dosages. Yet I am not ever under the influence of my meds, nor do I get intoxicated by my dosages. I have a CWP and pack my guns into my local Costco, WalMart, etc. I do not believe Scott was addicted or under the influence the morning he was murdered. The effect of his meds may explain why he was not able to better react in the four seconds between Butterbean's first shouted demands and the ensuing two 45's to the chest, then the four 40's into his back after he went down.The fact that Costco has no videos at all backing up their phony claims about Scott to 911 that ultimately caused his murder to me is proof of a huge Costco cover-up. I think a lot will come out when depositions start getting taken. It was a murder, I don't think Scott was on any more lethal dosage of anything than I,who takes similar kinds and quantities of very similar meds; and I do not believe he was intoxicated or under the influence when he was gunned down by cops thinking they had a gun-waving nutcase. Shame on Costco!