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Monday, February 23, 2009

NPR Report on Calvo Raid (with link to audio)

Mayor's Home Ransacked In Botched Police Raid
NPR, 23 Feb 2009
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Tell Me More,Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo was having a normal day when his home was raided by a Prince Georges County SWAT team in a Maryland suburb, just outside Washington, D.C.

In July, police bombarded the Calvo home after the mayor retrieved a 32-pound package containing illegal drugs from his doorstep.

In a bizzare four-hour ordeal, Calvo and his family were tied up by police officers, who also shot and killed his two dogs.

The Calvo's were later cleared of any wrongdoing and the package

The mayor gives a detailed account of what happened when police officials bombarded his home stormed olstormed into He explains his efforts, and how life has changed since the incident.

Official Statement: Prince George's County Sherriff's Department, Prince George's County, MD

February 17, 2009

While we are very appreciative of your invitation to join Mayor Calvo in open discussion, given the incident remains both under investigation and in litigation, we will have to respectfully decline from comment at this time. I hope at its conclusion, the opportunity will once again present itself.

- Sgt. Mario Ellis #93, PIO/Community Affairs

(Posted 23 Feb 2009)

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