San Diego 911: Special Chopper Unit

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In a now-infamous raid on a Democratic Congressional candidate’s fundraiser, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department used pepper spray and mobilized multiple patrol cars, a canine unit, and, to top it all off, even a police helicopter. All to subdue a small gathering of middle- and retirement-aged Democrats in a private home. It turns out the department has a program it calls ASTREA (Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies), after the Greek goddess of justice, and a penchant for photographing its choppers in action.

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

Read the full coverage of the raid at TPMDC here.

San Diego Sheriff’s Department

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