Cops Shoot Mayor's Dogs in Bad Drug Bust

Cops kill Labs 'for sport,' handcuff mayor in boxers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2008 5:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Maryland mayor is demanding an investigation after police burst into his home and shot his two dogs dead, reports the Baltimore Sun. Cheye Calvo, the mayor of Baltimore suburb Berwyn Heights, and his wife were apparently victims of a smuggling ring that sent packages of marijuana to unsuspecting victims, according to authorities. He
slammed the heavy-handed police tactics and says he has yet to receive an apology.

"Our home was invaded. Our two beloved Labrador retrievers are dead," said Calvo, who described the animals as "our children." He said he and his mother-in-law "were tied up for nearly two hours, harmed by the very people who took an oath to protect us."