BPD SUED FOR DAMAGES!
According to Courthouse News:
“J. Hadley Louden says he was marching down Telegraph Avenue during the 2009 Mardi Gras parade, “wearing a large set of drums and cymbals on a harness around his upper body and strapped over his shoulders and around his waist; and he was smoking a hand-rolled marijuana cigarette, for which he had a doctor’s prescription.”
He claims a Berkeley cop, “Kelley,” “approached him and demanded the cigarette. Plaintiff bridled, explaining that his possession was legal and turned away,” according to the complaint in Alameda County Court.”