Police clear Md. mayor after drug raid, killing his dogs
BERWYN HEIGHTS, Md. — Police in Maryland have cleared a small-town mayor and his wife of any wrongdoing in a drug raid on their home in which two of their dogs were killed.
Prince George's County Police Chief Melvin High said on Friday that Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye (SHY) Calvo was an innocent victim of a smuggling scheme.
Police raided his home July 29 after intercepting a FedEx package addressed there containing 32 pounds of marijuana. Officers kicked down the door and shot the dogs, saying they were threatening.
Police say the package was sent to the home by smugglers with the intention of having a courier pick it up quickly afterward. Two suspects have been charged in the scheme.
The FBI is investigating whether the couple's civil rights were violated.