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.

One Response

  1. 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.

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