Cops claim privacy violation, sue over video showing them eating marijuana during raid

Cannabis Culture/Flickr
Cannabis Culture/Flickr


Three Santa Ana, California police officers are suing their own department after video footage that allegedly shows them eating marijuana edibles during a raid emerged. The officers, who were suspended, argue that the video violated their privacy.

The officers were part of a team that raided an illegal marijuana dispensary, the Sky High Collective, on May 26 in Orange County, California.

Filed in Orange County Superior Court by the three unidentified police officers and their union, the lawsuit seeks to prevent the department’s internal affairs investigators from using the video as they sort out what happened during the May raid.

The lawyer for the dispensary, Matthew Pappas, provided the Orange County Register and Santa Ana police with two versions of the raid footage: a highlight reel with subtitles and what he said are unedited video clips.

View full report via RT.

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