Last year the Santa Ana Police Department raided the Sky High Dispensary. The story goes that the dispensary owners caught wind that they would be raided, so they set up some discrete security cameras in addition to the obvious security cameras that were very easy to spot in the dispensary. As expected, the cops raided the dispensary. They came in an one of the first things that they did was bust up all of the security cameras in the place. Or so they thought. They didn’t break the discrete security cameras which kept rolling, and recorded some very awful behavior by the cops.
The cops were seen on video stealing edibles from the dispensary, eating them, and joking about how the edibles made them feel. The videos of course caught the officers on camera breaking all of the other security surveillance equipment. In a particularly disturbing display, one of the officers threatens to assault a disabled amputee in the dispensary by kicking her ‘in her nub.’ The cops of course didn’t know they were being recorded and were more than willing to show their true colors. The Santa Ana PD has tried very hard to state that the edibles that were stolen and consumed weren’t infused with marijuana, but were instead regular snacks that the dispensary had out for customers. I think that of course is BS, but at least the officers will be facing other charges. Per RT:
Police who were filmed passing around candy bars and joking about feeling “light headed” after raiding an Orange County medical marijuana dispensary are heading to court to face charges for theft and vandalism.
The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) has said that there was no evidence that the candy consumed was laced with weed and that the police were instead eating some snacks that had been for the staff. However, three officers are facing charges for the destruction of the security cameras as well petty theft for stealing the snacks.
The OCDA released a statement saying, “While other SAPD personnel ate some protein bars, there is insufficient evidence that they knew the foot itmes [sic] belonged to the dispensary and not their fellow officers.”
You can check out the article I linked to for videos of everything that happened. I hope that they throw the book at these cops. What they did was inexcusable. They should not only lose their jobs, but also their freedom for a time. They shouldn’t be treated differently because of blue privilege.