Pot shop patients accuse Santa Ana police of harassment, munching on edibles during raid

Associated Press

Clients of a marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California, are suing the city for alleged police harassment during a raid last month.

Attorney Matthew Pappas filed the lawsuit in federal court Monday against the city, Mayor Miguel Pulido and nearly a dozen other employees.

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Surveillance video from a May 26 raid of Sky High Holistic shows police playing darts and an officer making demeaning remarks about a woman in a wheelchair. Another officer can be seen eating what appears to be a pot-laced edible, according to the lawyer.

The lawsuit says officers caused more than $100,000 in damage.

The Santa Ana Police Department is investigating the actions seen in the video. Officials didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The lawsuit also alleges the mayor and other city employees are favoring certain dispensaries over others.