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Video: Excessive Force Claimed In Calif. Pot Raid

July 06, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Excessive Force Claimed In Calif. Pot Raid

Video footage of a raid on a marijuana dispensary in Long Beach showed officers smashing surveillance cameras and stepping on a suspect, prompting the dispensary's proprietors to accuse the officers of using excessive force, reports MSNBC.

More than a dozen police raided THC Downtown Collective in the 300 block of Atlantic Blvd. on June 19. The video was posted to YouTube by user "Long Beach Raids" on July 1.

The two-minute-long video shows a man surrendering to police, three of whom surround him while two put him in handcuffs. One of the officers is seen stepping on volunteer employee Dorian Brooks' back and neck. The video also shows an officer smashing the lens of a surveillance camera.


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george @ 7/8/2012 7:16 PM

I didn't see excessive force. These drug dealers are lucky that these cops didn't release the dogs to chew them up first. This is why I can't wait until police can start using unmanned drone attacks to drop chemical weapons on these criminal dispensaries. The only good pothead is a dead or seriously deformed pothead. Good job police, keep the streets safe and lock these drug lords up.

Dan B @ 7/10/2012 6:41 AM

I don't know if I'd go so far as to agree with george. The person I saw taking out the camera was not in any kind of uniform I've ever seen (the others in the "stomping" complaint were). it looked like a younger kid, late teens or early 20's, maybe trying to stir up s*** to make the cops look bad. Sad part is, some people will believe that is an officer.

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