I’m not sure what’s going on here, but it looks like something to keep an eye on.
Crooks & Liars suggests the raid was intimidation. But we are talking about the Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Department, here. I wouldn’t be too quick to rule out good old fashioned incompetence.
By the way, a reader points out that new Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw was formerly in charge of the narcotics division during the colossally botched raid on the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo. Magaw is also the one who leaked that the department had obtained a no-knock raid for Calvo’s home. They hadn’t. And still, he was promoted to police chief.