If you recall, back in August of 2008, the PG County Mayor’s house was raided after an insane mix-up of sorts (See my original posts here: https://sheilafaulstich.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/pg-county-mayor-raided-and-dogs-killed/ and here: https://sheilafaulstich.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/update-pg-county-mayor-cleared-still-no-apology/)

As stories like this go, a few years go by and the story is seemingly forgotten about. However, today I saw this article online: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/maryland/2011/01/md-mayor-settling-suit-after-swat-shoots-his-dogs

Im glad that the case was settled, even though it is the taxpayers that will eventually be paying this settlement since he filed suit against Prince George’s County, MD. I am also pleased to hear that part of this settlement will go to reforming SWAT teams and their practices. Hopefully a program of this nature will be put into action all across the country and we will stop hearing about cases like this.