This claim could be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to getting back at cops who get too frisky while raiding marijuana dispensaries.
If they can make an example of the clowns who got too excited while bullying the staff, maybe the cops will ease up on the strong-arm tactics.
It would take money out of the bullies bosses (who in return can get back at the Rambo’s who brought them the grief in the first place). I figure money being paid out will mean some change in their methods. Perhaps sensitivity courses for future raiders!
“Lawyers for a medical marijuana dispensary worker allegedly hurt in a police raid at a Long Beach shop filed a claim on Thursday seeking $1 million in damages from the city of Long Beach.
The claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, alleges that a police raid of a pot shop June 19 was illegal and that the officers involved used excessive force. The claim, filed Thursday with the Long Beach City Clerk’s office, alleges officers injured a volunteer employee, violated his civil rights and violated the state’s disabled persons act. It also alleges officers "engaged in conduct that violated various provisions of the state and federal constitutions.
The claim stems from a YouTube video that shows officers smashing surveillance cameras and stepping on a suspect at THC Downtown Collective in the 300 block of Atlantic Boulevard. The video was posted by user "Long Beach Raids" on July 1. Officials said they learned about the video on July 3.”