ABOUT THIS STORY | One night in summer 2008, a Pr. George's County Sheriff's Office SWAT team charged into the home of Cheye Calvo, mayor of Berwyn Heights. Seeking a package containing marijuana that was addressed to Calvo's wife, Trinity Tomsic, the team shot and killed Calvo's two black Labradors; they discovered that Calvo and his wife were the victims of a smuggling scheme. An investigation revealed that the SWAT team lacked a "no-knock warrant," though the sheriff's department insisted that it acted appropriately. Calvo sued the sheriff's office in June 2009.
Mayor Cheye Calvo with his wife, Trinity Tomsic. (By Sarah L. Voisin -- The Washington Post)