Last Dec. 5, Zeke Flatten, a former police officer now working in the cannabis industry, was driving south through northern California’s Sonoma County on US-101 when he was pulled over by Rohnert Park police.
The officers, wearing green military-style fatigues without badges, insignia, or nametags, told Flatten they were with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, according to the suit. They found and seized the cannabis within five minutes, without following any normal police procedures.
According to Flatten’s lawsuit, California police officers engaged in a years-long conspiracy, a “custom and practice” to identify and detain drivers with legal marijuana for the purposes of seizing the cannabis in order to sell it for their personal profit.
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