Pubdate: Fri, 07 Aug 2015
Source: Orange County Register, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 The Orange County Register
Author: John Knox


Santa Ana residents should be shocked and repelled by the lawsuit 
filed by the police union to prevent the department from using the 
pot shop raid video in their investigation.

That this incident has taken more than two months to 
investigate  with incriminating video available  is simply shameful. 
The big question, though, is who authorized the SWAT-style tactics 
for a visit to a medical marijuana dispensary that the video 
captured? Private-sector employees would have been fired immediately 
for these crimes, but the police union is trying to protect these 
apparent criminals from just prosecution.

The officers in question have besmirched the reputation of the 
police, and their actions are costing city taxpayers, as I write, 
investigations, trials, damage claims of the victims, etc., and now 
the union wants to stall the investigation in the hopes that this act 
against the people fades from memory.

Santa Anans, please contact your council member to express your 
outrage and disgust about this incident.

John Knox

San Clemente
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