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08/08/2008 02:13 AM ID: 72596 Permalink   

Mayor's Dogs Killed In Botched Raid


When Mayor Cheye Calvo, of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, came home from work and saw a package addressed to his wife Trinity, he picked it up and brought it inside. That's when police came barreling in and shot their two black labs; one was running from the cops.

The package contained 32lbs of pot, unbeknownst to the couple. The police said they felt threatened from the dogs and shot them. The neighbor says they barely ever barked and never hurt anyone.

"Our dogs were our children," said Calvo, who noted the whole reason they bought that house. The police didn't apologize even after they caught the actual offenders. They wouldn't even believe Calvo was the mayor, keeping him cuffed for two hours.

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His wife spoke through tears as she described an encounter with a girl who used to see the couple walking their dogs.

"She gave me a big hug and she said, `If the police shot your dogs dead and did this to you, how can I trust them?'" Tomsic said. "I don't want people to feel like that. I just want them to be proud of our police and proud to live in Prince George's County."

She has more class than me if they had killed my dog.
  by: gws1968     08/08/2008 02:32 AM     
  It is SOP  
to remove the threat of the dogs.
  by: walter3ca   08/08/2008 03:26 AM     
  Ok, Who Made Barney Fife The Police Chief  
and who gave Barney a bullet?
  by: ichi     08/08/2008 03:49 AM     
Hmmm...In Australia, "removing the threat of dogs" in a police raid would simply involve hiring an animal handler in protective clothing to catch them. What is it with US police creating a sh*t storm then thinking "hmmm this is a bad situation, i'll add some bullets to it!" ?
  by: ejx24   08/08/2008 05:13 AM     
  seems crazy  
that's a pretty big package to just carry into your home by accident...?
Anyone else think so?
  by: JayWar   08/08/2008 07:05 AM     
  its a known trick  
to make your dropzone a house where people are out to work during business hours. When people buy stuff online with stolen credit cards they just find an easy local house, and watch/wait for the FEDEX guy to deliver...
  by: ejx24   08/08/2008 07:39 AM     
He didn't take it in on accident, it was addressed to his wife. Seems pretty logical to grab it and take it inside to see what it is.
  by: Kolman   08/08/2008 09:49 AM     
  What a cock-up  
The US police seem far too trigger happy for anyone's good. These officers should be out of a job straight away, followed by a big compensation package for the victims of their actions. Uniform or no uniform, people should be expected to think before they act.
  by: Maxx20     08/08/2008 09:53 AM     
  What do you expect!  
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  by: acrux   08/08/2008 10:11 AM     
  I hope they are held...  
to account for this, I would not rest until something was done about it if this were my home.
  by: captainJane     08/08/2008 12:55 PM     
nothing will be done to these police officers. Here in the USA its standard for one of the job requirments for police officers to be "must be a self absorbed prick or overcompensating for a small penis". This situation is just a result of giving morons with personality disorders guns.
  by: arkan351   08/08/2008 02:04 PM     
cause this happens to ordinary people more then you think.
  by: Trevelyan   08/08/2008 02:58 PM     
  The Cops Will Get Away With This  
Due to the confiscatory and law enforcement-protecting drug laws in the US, the cops are immune from prosecution due to incompetance. In addition, the cops, because they have a warrant and an arrest (they detained the Mayor), can confiscate his home and all his assets. This is done through several levels of Federal drug laws and policies. At the end of it all, for merely RECEIVING contraband, he can have his life ruined. This is unlikely to happen, however, because the mayor did the right thing and went to the media before the cops could lay a finger on any of his possessions.
  by: philaustin   08/08/2008 05:02 PM     
  Lack Of Accountability  
Is the root of Americas problems. Every public outrage from Iraq on down to this is because the people that are doing it are not held accountable for their actions.I think captainJane is dead right. If the people in authority knew that the would have to pay for the abuse of the privilege they were granted most of the most atrocious wrongs would never have happened.
  by: ichi     08/08/2008 05:22 PM     
  Once again  
Congrats cops! Thanks for keeping that dangerous weed off the streets! Good job! And superior intel!

And isn't this an old scam? Send something illegal to the wrong house, then go pick it up? Shouldn't they have known that? In addition to knowing it was the f-ing mayor's house?
  by: barryman9001   08/08/2008 06:02 PM     
  Ignorant Cops  
Watch, in a few months when the public outrage dies down, the cops that were involved will each get a medal for "acting" bravely during the raid. Just like the cops in Minneapolis who raided the wrong house and got into a shoot out with the innocent homeowner, trying to protect his family.
  by: impact_blu   08/08/2008 06:05 PM     
  You would think  
they would have done some minor ivestigating to find out who lived in the house before hand. And maybe given the Mayor the benefit of the doubt and took it from there. Not just stormed in and started shooting and ask questions later. DUMB-ASSES
  by: gws1968     08/08/2008 08:18 PM     
dumb American police officers, but it's typical of anything associated with the U.S shot first and sod it. More friendly fire only at home?
If they were my dogs, i'd hunt down the rozzers who fired and rip their bollocks off. Bloody no brainers.
  by: philigs     08/08/2008 10:07 PM     
  Shot dogs instead of using mace  
I sure am glad I don't live in Prince George County Md. They really need to be ashamed of their sheriff...Mace is what the post office uses for mean dogs and they can do an otopsy to discover if the dog was running or attacking so the TRUTH can be known but even IF the dogs were attacking they should of used mace if they felt threatened...Also it sounds like they have done other bad deeds so I hope they get punished SEVERELY if it's proven they acted misappropriately. Our country just can't stand crooked law officials so we must punish SEVERELY-including our politicians.
  by: rwm2_2000   08/09/2008 02:51 AM     
  Sad part is...  
My mother in-law used to be a cop for Prince George County. She got early medical leave for shooting a man that was on pcp in the nuts while he was fighting with her to get her gun. Needless to say it killed him and messed her up in the head.
  by: gws1968     08/09/2008 08:47 PM     
  Sounds like  
SOP in Maryland. Here's another case where a cop pumped seven .357 rounds into a leashed (by all reports) dog when he went to serve a warrant on someone who didn't live there. The cop's story might be a bit more believable if it wasn't the third dog he has killed, and no one wants to talk about any of them:

The usual "feared for his life" crap, but no explanation about how a dog tied and on his master's front porch was a threat to the cop until the cop invaded the dog's territory.
  by: biggfredd   08/12/2008 01:38 PM     
  Another victim of the "War on Drugs"  
This sucks. Hopefully they see what Reagan REALLY accomplished. GFG. As far as I heard yesterday, they still have not even apologized.
  by: amir8500   08/12/2008 07:28 PM     
  6 Phases of Govt. Projects:  
1. Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Panic.
4. Search for the guilty.
5. Punishment of the innocent.
6. Awards for the non-participants.
  by: LeePIII   08/12/2008 09:32 PM     
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