Cop Helps Daughter-in-Law Grow Weed, Then Reports Her

We often read stories about police officer abusing their power, but for one woman, it was her own father-in-law who turned against her. After helping with young woman cultivate a crop of medical cannabis for her sick child, the child’s grandfather became upset and set out to seek revenge. He attempted to use his position in the law enforcement to intimidate and arrest the woman, but his plan backfired in front of a judge.

In 2011, Jennifer Scherr learned her young daughter, Liza, was suffering from an aggressive form of cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. This particular cancer comes in the form of a brain tumor, which usually carries a fatal sentence. Unsatisfied with traditional treatment options, Scherr set out to find her daughter alternative medications that just might give her a fighting chance.

After being introduced to medical cannabis oil, Scherr felt confident the medication was something her daughter needed adding to her regimen. In 2012, Chicago’s laws surrounding cannabis oil were undefined, making it accessible to Scherr, but for a very steep price.

Noticing a positive change in Liza’s behavior, Scherr made the decision to cultivate her own crop, in an attempt to alleviate some of the high costs.

Scherr’s her father-in-law, Officer Curtis Scherr of Chicago, warned of the legal ramifications for growing cannabis. That didn’t stop Scherr from requesting his help to assemble the necessary components for an indoor grow.

Setting his fears aside, Officer Scherr purchased special lighting to help the plants grow and would often check in on the crop that was meant to help his granddaughter.

Despite best efforts by doctors and family, little Liza passed away in July 2012. After her passing, grief overtook the family and tensions began to rise. Arguments about how Liza’s body should be preserved and being denied access to his granddaughter’s remains set Officer Scherr over the edge.

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Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

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