Comments: The Erik Scott Case: Update 14: The Officers Speak--Sort Of

Vegas metro is so fucked when they get an outside entity investigating them, be it FBI or even a state agency. NO one can support that one sided line of questioning.

I was a witness to a shooting in the 80's, bank robbers when up the street followed by two police cars. Street is a dead end. As a witness, I was interrogated by a very businesslike sergeant and a police officer wearing a coat and tie, for the better part of two hours. What did I see? How did it happen? What happened next?

Fifteen minute interviews? Seriously? That passes as diligence today?

The problem is coming that people will start to treat the police as less a trusted witness and more a common person that crime will get worse, not better. If you can not trust the police, if you can not trust those who are sworn to protect you, then what use are they?

Posted by MunDane at August 17, 2011 08:08 AM

MunDane:

If the LVMP is so depraved, why is there NOT a Title 42, U.S.C., Section 14141, FBI or DOJ investigation? Why did the people re-elect the Sheriff, if he's so incompetent? Do you not consider the DA an "outside entity"? Or, are we back to that collusion thingy again?

Posted by Buck Turgidson at August 17, 2011 02:19 PM

I don't know about 'a collusion thingy' but do you really want to try and justify the above interviews as complete or detailed? Heck, can you even state that the detectives were trying to get the full and complete details of everything that happened?
Because, I sure can't.

Posted by Bryce at August 17, 2011 05:04 PM

Bryce:

I'd settle for my questions answered, although I'm pretty sure what the answers will be. The most important, of course, why isn't there a 'color of office abuse' pending or in progress?

Ask yourself why they would NOT investigate LVMP. The FBI/DOJ have done it many times before across the country. Back in my day, those FBI fellows would show up at the thought of a rumor. Always business like, always wore nice suits and always showed up in pairs. (This did change somewhat after 1986, as there appeared a 'sense of cooperation' & communication was improved.....at least from the Miami Field Office.)

I suspect there is a reason for NO "outside entity" involvement.

Posted by Buck Turgidson at August 18, 2011 11:54 AM