A 27-year-old Baltimore police officer was taken into custody on Wednesday after he allegedly beat and choked his girlfriend’s 7-month-old puppy and texted her a photo of the dog’s lifeless body.
Alec Eugene Taylor of Silver Spring, a five-year veteran of the Baltimore department, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty, which is a felony, and abuse or neglect of an animal.
Taylor allegedly confessed that he he beat the Jack Russell Terrier called Rocko because he was tired of the dog defecating on the carpet. He shared the dog with his girlfriend.
County police said that Taylor’s girlfriend first called them on Friday February 28 and claimed that Taylor had killed Rocko two days earlier.
They said the girlfriend told them Taylor had texted her a written message that the dog defecated on the carpet and he killed it.
Police said that then Taylor subsequently texted her a photo of what appeared to be a dead dog.
Authorities said Taylor told his girlfriend he had beaten the dog with a mop and then put the body in an outdoor trash bin.
Police said Taylor’s girlfriend pleaded with him to retrieve Rocko’s body from the dumpster so that she could bury him.
Around 6:30 that evening, she returned home and found the dog’s body in a shoebox on the balcony of their apartment. She took it to a park in nearby Hyattsville and buried Rocko.
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