NBC4 Washington DC reports
The owners said police have raided their stores multiple times over the last few years and seized hundreds of thousands of dollars, but despite the cases being dropped or dismissed, cops are still holding onto their cash.
The owners of a D.C. cannabis company are suing the city after they claim police officers seized more than $700,000 in cash during raids in 2021. In each case, the charges were dropped or the attorney general chose not to prosecute.
Now, the owners want their money back.
In August 2021, security cameras rolled as D.C. police raided Mr. Nice Guys DC, a popular cannabis business in Northwest. Officers can be seen filing up the stairs and smashing an ATM before seizing cash and merchandise, and arresting several people in the process.
“It’s exhausting to always have this uphill battle,” Gregory Wimsatt, co-owner of the company, said.
Co-owner Damion West agrees.
“Like, where is the justice? They come in, kick in our door, raid us, you know take our money,” he said.
Wimsatt and West spoke with News4 days after filing the lawsuit against the city seeking $750,000 in damages.
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