"Late last month, Berwyn Heights, Maryland Mayor Cheye Calvo took the unusual step of filing a civil rights lawsuit against the police department of his own county. The suit stems from a 2008 SWAT team raid
on Calvo's house that resulted in the shooting deaths of his two black
Labrador retrievers. In pushing back against the abuse he suffered at
the hands of the Prince George's County police department, the mayor is helping expose a more widespread pattern of law enforcement carelessness
and callousness throughout the state of Maryland."