WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Settled: Case Of Mistaken Raid On Maryland Mayor's Home

Play associated audio

In Prince George's County, Md., a settlement has been reached in the case brought against the county's police department by the mayor of Berwyn Heights.

Mayor Cheye Calvo says the settlement in the case, involving a mistaken raid on his home back in 2008, includes meaningful reform in county law enforcement and practices which he claim led to the accident.

Police raided the mayor's home in 2008, taking the mayor and his mother–in-law into custody, and shooting and killing his two dogs after a parcel of drugs was mistakenly delivered to his doorstep.

The agreement with the county also includes undisclosed monetary compensation, which Calvo says may be disclosed in the future.

Calvo added that the agreement was reached with the cooperation of County Executive Rushern Baker and would not have been possible under the previous administration of Jack Johnson.

NPR

'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
WAMU 88.5

What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

Violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years, but FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in the first half of last year: What led to the remarkable long-term decline in violent crime in the last two decades in U.S. and prospects the trajectory can continue.

WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.