Since the day his officers gunned down two pet Labrador dogs and handcuffed two innocent people for hours in a drug raid in 2008 at the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Prince George’s County Sheriff Michael Jackson has clung to what seems like a preposterous notion that his men did nothing wrong.
Of course, that insistence is accompanied by constant stonewalling â€” blocking Mayor Cheye Calvo’s every attempt to get even basic information from the county.
And this is just one of many instances. So what kind of fallout is the Sheriff facing?
Jackson confirmed to political associates last week that he’s running for county executive.
Don’t be surprised, though, if Jackson suffers only modest political damage from the dog-shooting incident. In a crowded Democratic primary in September, he’ll be targeting voters who welcome a tough law-and-order candidate.
Note that discovery on the Calvo case could be blocked by Jackson until after the election. Convenient.