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POLICE IMMUNITY CAN “SHIELD COMPLETE LAWLESSNESS”

WeedWeek reporter Willis Jacobson looks into the legal battle waged by the owner of California grower Skunkworkx Pharms after he reported a robbery only to see police show up and allegedly destroy $700,000 in plants and equipment.

WeedWeek:

“Federal judges, through their interpretation of the Civil Rights Act, have broadly applied so-called qualified immunity to law enforcement officers as a way to prevent excess lawsuits brought against officers for carrying out their jobs. Several states have adopted similar provisions that protect local officers…

“Rondon’s attorney Arthur Angel said he felt the laws are too often misused to “shield complete lawlessness” on the behalf of law enforcement officers.”

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