Glad to see this story is getting more exposure:
A Maryland mayor is asking the federal government to investigate why SWAT team members burst into his home without knocking and shot his two dogs to death in an investigation into a drug smuggling scheme.
“This has been a difficult week and a half for us,” Cheye Calvo, mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, said Thursday. “We lost our family dogs. We did it at the hands of sheriff’s deputies who burst through our front door, rifles blazing.”
The raid last week was led by the Prince George’s County Police Department, with the sheriff’s special operations team assisting, after a package of marijuana was sent to Calvo’s home.
Authorities say the package was part of a scheme in which drugs are mailed to unknowing recipients and then intercepted.
It is probably too much to hope that this will change anything. At the very least, some bad cops will get fired or demoted.