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Santa Rosa Copwatch Video Footage
Santa Rosa PD conducting what appeared to be unwarranted searches on multiple residences and automobiles near Llano Raod and Highway 12.
Santa Rosa PD conducting what appeared to be unwarranted searches on multiple residences and automobiles near Llano Raod and Highway 12. The premise for the searches was a drug raid but no drugs were found after a five hour search. This is the third time the property has been raided under the guise of locating narcotics. Other residents of the property, who also happen to be immigrants and are totally unrelated to the target of the drug search, also had their homes and automobiles raided and searched. Arrests were made on outstanding warrants and on a parole violation because guns were found locked in the propeerty owner's personal storage unit but were not in the arrested parolee's rental space. No warrant was presented when asked for specifically to indicate what areas of the property were to be searched, who the individuals being targeted were or what specific items were being sought. Personal property was confiscated and destroyed during the search.
Officers refused to give up names and badge numbers when asked, would not allow Copwatch to speak to property tenants when asked, and forced Copwatch to observe from the roadway because a "private Road" sign was posted near the property.