Video: Long Beach Police Accused of Excessive Force at Pot Club
The raid in question is just one of almost countless such operations carried out since Long Beach carried out a controversial Nov. 2010 lottery that allowed clubs with enough wads of cash to bid for a city permit to pay to play, although many clubs that won were later amended out of contention by increasingly restrictive geographical conditions to operate.
Dorian Brooks, the employee named in the complaint, which was filed yesterday by attorney Matthew Pappas, was lying on the floor of the dispensary shortly after police arrived at 1:30 p.m. on June 19, when he says an officer stepped on his back and neck, placing his entire weight on him.
The complaint states that this conduct violated Brooks' civil rights and caused him personal injury. The Long Beach police are reportedly investigating the incident, and unfortunately for the officers involved who tried to destroy the camera, the entire thing was being filmed from a remote location, so good luck with that, fellas!