The past 2-3 days of testimony has not revealed much new information. Most of the witnesses have been employees of Costco or shoppers. Most have said a variation of the same thing. They saw Scott raise his arm, most said with a gun. and pointed it at the first officer. Some said the cop was right to shoot while others have said maybe the cop should have not have fired.
However, we are talking about the first two shots. No one has addressed the follow up shots, and the shots that were fire after he dropped the gun, which was always holstered. The officers that fired those shots have not been called to testify.
I still remain convinced that the cops are not criminally negligent but they are guilty of poor judgement and reactions. I think they went in there with an attitude of shoot first and then ask questions later. The cops were overly aggressive and did not have a plan ready. For instance, the cops ordered the store evacuated but did not plan on Scott coming out like he did. Clearly, not a wise plan.
So, we will have another day or two of questions, the case will go to a jury. They will deliberate for 2 hours and say the cops were justified.
Then the Scott family will file a lawsuit and then settle for a large out of court settlement. and we will never hear the truth of what happened that day up in Summerlin.
RIP, Alton T. Lemon — the Lemon of the Lemon test.
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