Lawsuit filed vs Detroit police officers for raid of Warren marijuana business

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"He wasn't given any list. To this day he was not charged with any crime. We have no idea why the narcotics unit was from Detroit in Warren, we don't know why they removed these items. 

"They also took him to what appeared to be an abandoned building. 

"They held him for almost five hours, they questioned him extensively and they let him go."

Dezsi filed a civil lawsuit in federal court accusing Detroit's Narcotics Division of conducting an illegal search without a warrant. And also, for illegally seizing what he says is legitimate business property. 

"What you have here is a certain segment of the police department out: terrorizing legitimate business owners in the community," Dezsi said.

Detroit Police said due to open litigation they cannot comment. One of the officers named in the lawsuit participating in the Dec 28 raid is James Napier, who died on Jan. 22.

"What I can tell you is that Mr. Napier was part of this raid on his home," Dezsi said.

The other officers working narcotics at the time have been suspended with pay. 

Detroit police should have notified Warren police if they were planning a raid in Warren, but Warren police tell FOX 2 they got no advance notice prior to the raid.  

The Detroit Police Officers Association released a statement, signed by Mark Diaz, the president of the officers' union.

"Allegations are simply that - allegations. These officers have outstanding work records. People who deal with drugs are notorious for falsely accusing police officers of wrongdoing. 

Let's not overreact, justice will prevail."