San Diego Sheriffs Launch Probe Into Raid At Democratic Candidate’s Fundraising Event

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The Los Angeles Times reports that the San Diego Sheriff’s Department is now undertaking a review of a raid over the weekend against a fundraiser for Francine Busby, a Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District.

A neighbor made a noise complaint against the event, and this neighbor is also suspected of being the same man who heckled the event with anti-gay remarks shortly before the complaint was made. Other neighbors told the local media that there was no noise problem. After the officers arrived, attendees ended up being pepper-sprayed and a hostess was arrested.

In an interview with TPM, Busby said the noise complaint was not legitimate and was based on the neighbor’s political agenda, and she blamed the arresting officer for the violence that resulted.

“We cannot take action based on media accounts and will conduct a thorough inquiry to include interviews of witnesses at the fund-raising event,” said Undersheriff Bill Gore — who as it turns out will become the full sheriff effective this Friday, upon the retirement of his predecessor.

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