Marijuana dispensary patients sue Santa Ana over police raid

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) --

A lawsuit was filed Monday by attorney Matthew Pappas on behalf of Sky High Holistic accusing the Santa Ana Police Department, the city of Santa Ana and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido of taking bribes from marijuana dispensaries in exchange for favorable treatment.

This following a controversial police raid at the marijuana dispensary on May 26 that was caught on surveillance video, and shows police playing darts, an officer making demeaning remarks about an amputee and another officer eating what appears to be a pot-laced edible.

"It's deplorable that city officials and people seeking financial gain would use the police to accomplish their self-serving goals," Pappas said.

At a news conference in Long Beach, Pappas outlined the lawsuit he filed in federal court. The suit alleges that Pulido and other city employees favored certain dispensaries over others.

The city of Santa...

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