BUST BUSTED? JUNE MEDPOT RAID BY LBPD CAPTURED ON VIDEOBy Greggory Moore
LONG BEACH — In yet another layer of controversy for Long Beach’s battle over the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries, a video posted on YouTube this week reportedly shows Long Beach Police Officers using excessive force while raiding a local dispensary.
The raid occurred June 19 at the THC Downtown Collective, an example of what LPBD Chief Jim McDonnell calls “rogue” collectives, or dispensaries operating without the benefit of the temporary exemptions.
The video shows an unidentified LBPD officer stepping on the neck of a compliant collective-management member, who is lying facing down as per police instructions.