*You may have heard the saying, “Eventually, your true colors will show themselves.” Well, I just made that up, but you get the point. And recent video show a group of cops who raided a marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California as a perfect example.
These poor excuses for police officers were obviously not aware that the dispensary they charged into had secret cameras. And obviously smelling themselves they proceeded to flaunt their authority by showing a complete lack of disregard for the business; eating marijuana edibles, tossing darts, and even joking about their behavior towards a disabled person.
The remarks made by the female officer confirms why women in general have such a poor perception of any woman who would take up this occupation. She is heard on the video saying how she kicked an amputee “in the f—ing nub.”
A lawyer for the dispensary has spoken out, and the footage, released Thursday ahead of a planned lawsuit against the city, caught the cops as they proceeded to tear the Sky High Collective apart on May 27.
The officers called themselves taking down surveillance cameras before they started enjoying the delicacies of the business, tossing darts and making insensitive remarks about the customers at the business.
But they missed one, apparently.
“Did you punch that one-legged old Benita?” one officer can be heard saying.
“I was about to kick her in her f—ing nub,” a female officer responds.
In light of a tip about a possible raid on this particular dispensary, which was doing business without a license or permit, the business owners had installed the secret security system which caught the raid from the start.
We see pictures of officers busting into the business with masks on and guns drawn, ordering the patrons and employees to the ground.
Marla James, who is legally blind and volunteers at the medical marijuana dispensary, was led out by officers trailing her in her motorized wheelchair. Once she was out of sight, the cops cracked jokes about her.
“How can I respect someone like that? It just makes your stomach turn – maybe she doesn’t know what it’s like to have an amputation,”James told KABC-TV. “I don’t know what was going through her head, but man that was so disrespectful.”
The video is edited to cut out dead air, according to attorney Matt Pappas, who represents the business and will bring a suit on behalf of James. We also see what appears to be at least two different officers sniff, and then bite, a marijuana edible for sale at the shop.
“He’s eating it right there in the marijuana collective. If you’re a police officer, you probably shouldn’t be eating things from a marijuana collective,” Pappas told the ABC affiliate.
And at least three cops are shown throwing darts while others stand around and crack jokes as other officers continue ransacking the place.
At least 12 people were arrested and the Santa Ana police department said they are conducting an investigation into the officers’ conduct. But a spokesman for the department worries that the edited video does not tell the whole story.
“Obviously, we’re concerned about what we saw in this edited video. Anytime we get an allegation or indication that our officers might be engaged in misconduct, we want to make sure we conduct a thorough administrative investigation,” Santa Ana police Cmdr. Chris Revere told the news station.
“We expect our officers to hold themselves to a certain standard and represent the department and the profession well. If that wasn’t done in this case, it’s certainly something that, as part of the administrative investigation, the chief will make the appropriate disciplinary recommendation if it’s warranted.”
While I can certainly understand all of this police double-talk, I’m scratching my head about what further “investigation” is needed when you are straight up looking at your officer eating marijuana; and hearing another officer joke about how she almost kicked an amputee “in the effing nub.”
What exactly is it about that, that you don’t understand?
But in the meantime, here’s the video of the behavior caught on tape below.