Police Used Excessive Force In California Marijuana Dispensary Raid, Clients Allege

Clients of a California marijuana dispensary have filed a lawsuit accusing police officers of excessive and unconstitutional actions during a raid last month.

The suit was filed by attorney Matthew Pappas on behalf of Sky High Holistic, a nonprofit marijuana collective, against the city of Santa Ana, mayor Miguel Pulido and nearly a dozen other employees.

The lawsuit also alleges the city showed favoritism in its system of awarding medical marijuana licenses.

Surveillance video from the 26 May raid on Sky High shows police officers playing darts and one officer making demeaning remarks about a woman in a wheelchair with an amputated leg.

Another officer can be seen eating what appears to be a pot-laced edible, according to Pappas, who released the video from the dispensary’s security camera to local media outlets OC Weekly and Voice of OC.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.