Last week, Prince George’s County cops raided the home of Cheye Calvo. They were there to seize 32 pounds of marijuana that had just been delivered by FedEx.
Even when the story first broke, it seemed unlikely that Calvo was actually the intended recipient of the drugs, since he’s the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland. Of course, that didn’t stop the county’s finest from shooting his dogs.
The police now seem to have a better idea what happened:
Police say the couple appeared to be innocent victims of a scheme by two men to smuggle millions of dollars worth of marijuana by having it delivered to about a half-dozen unsuspecting recipients.
The two men under arrest include a FedEx deliveryman; investigators said the deliveryman would drop off a package outside a home, and the other man would come by a short time later and pick it up.
Prince George’s County Police Chief Melvin High has apologized to Mayor Calvo and his wife for the raid on his house and for killing his two black Labradors, and he’s promised to revisit the decision making process his department uses to decide when a raid is approved.
Ha! Just kidding. No, Chief High is being a dick about it:
Prince George’s County Police Chief Melvin High said Wednesday that Calvo and his family were “most likely … innocent victims,” but he would not rule out their involvement, and he defended the way the raid was conducted.
It’s possible that Prince George’s County Police Chief Melvin High is selling child pornography to raise money for Al-Qaeda. I don’t actually have any evidence of this, but I’m not prepared to rule it out.
He and other officials did not apologize for killing the dogs, saying the officers felt threatened.
So what? If I broke into Calvo’s house and killed his dogs, I couldn’t hope to keep out of jail by saying I was afraid of the dogs. That doesn’t matter if you don’t belong there in the first place.
The cops had a warrant, so it wasn’t a crime for them to be there, but they could still apologize. Heck, even if Calvo was a drug kingpin, they could still apologize for killing a pair of innocent dogs.
Actually, as Mike at Crime & Federalism points out, the police had a few problems with the warrant. They entered without knocking, something they claimed their warrant allowed. It turns out they were lying about that:
But a review of the warrant indicates that police neither sought nor received permission from Circuit Court Judge Albert W. Northrup to enter without knocking.
So now the police have changed their story:
But officials insisted they acted within the law, saying the operation was compromised when Calvo’s mother-in-law saw officers approaching the house and screamed. That could have given someone time to grab a gun or destroy evidence, authorities said.
I’m sure that must be true. Just because the cops lied the first time, doesn’t mean they’re lying now, right? And how hard can it be to flush 32 pounds of marijuana down the toilet?
Or maybe he could have fed it to the dogs.
Melvin High is a worthless human. His worthless self and those idiots involved in this “sting operation” should be shot or put in jail over this. Simply pathetic…
Mark Draughn says
Well, they should certainly suffer some sort of penalty for their improper entry into Calvo’s home. But don’t hold your breath waiting for it.
Real American says
Every single individual involved in this Nazi Gestapo tactic should be fired, personally sued for everything he or she is worth, then indicted on criminal charges. Every one of them had a choice in what they did. Each and everyone of them is a disgusting piece of human debris that doesn’t deserve to be able to walk around among free men. You all are no better than Hitler’s S.S. troops, in fact you’re worse, the S.S at least would be in fear of their lives if they disobeyed, but you did what you did voluntarily. You disgust me.
Labrador pit fighter says
They KILLED a couple of Labrador retrievers INSTANTLY because they felt threatened??
Threatened by Labrador retrievers. What a bunch of effing little girls. What’s next? Shooting pet hamsters and guinea pigs?
Labrador retrievers. Oh yeah. They’re known for their vicious natures.
THESE THUGS PG COUNTY POLICE THAT IS, NEED TO ALL BE
FIRED. THEY ARE THE WORST EXAMPLES OF BLACK COPS IN THE HISTORY OF HIRING BLACK COPS. FROM THE CHIEF ON DOWN GET RID OF THESE NEGROES AND REPLACE THEM W/
WHITE COPS, CAUSE THE BLACK ONES ARE DOING A DISERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY. SHAME ON YOU BLACK COPS
Mark Draughn says
Wow, for some reason my posts on cops seem to attract a lot of racist bullshit. My last post about the Lima raid brought comments from a genuine Nazi, and now this. That one was pro-cop and this one is anti-cop. I didn’t even realize there was a race angle here, since I haven’t seen pictures of any of the cops.