On June 19th Long Beach police raided the THC Downtown Collective, and some are now saying – after the video below became public – that excessive force was used.

For instance, why does the officer feel the need to step on the man – Dorian Brooks – while he’s on the ground? And why do they destroy the cameras? What didn’t they want anyone to see?

“They noticed there was a camera that was on the wall right above my head, so they proceeded to smash it with a metal rod,” said Brooks, adding that the camera shattered on him. “I wasn’t able to protect myeslf because my hands were cuffed.”

“I felt violated; I felt disrespected,” Brooks said.

The police were supposedly there because the collective didn’t have a city permit. If so, why was any force needed at all?

Employees say the raid caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. Long Beach police are currently investigating.

Joe Klare

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Joe Klare has been writing about marijuana issues for the past 5 years online, in print and on air.

  • Dave K

    Thugs like that do not protect public safety! That “officer” is a disgrace to professional law enforcement. Cameras protect people. Encourage their use in all situations involving the police.