McLaren Wenzell, 23, was arrested on March 1 after a police search revealed
four pounds of
marijuana. As of right now, there is a scandal in San Francisco where the testimony
of police officers (or their accounts of events) is different from the
videotaped evidence. As of right now, 76 cases have been dismissed. This
has also spurred an FBI investigation.
The officers stated that they had their badges visible when the asked for
consent to search Wenzell's apartment. Wenzell admitted to having
marijuana in the apartment, but provided a prescription drug for it. They
also claimed that the defendant gave them permission to enter the apartment
and conduct a search of the apartment. However, video evidence clearly
demonstrated that the officers just followed the defendant inside and
he did not expressly give consent.