Alec Eugene Taylor, who has served for five years with the Baltimore police department, is accused of beating, choking, and killing a 7-month-old Jack Russell Terrier belonging to his girlfriend. And because he apparently wanted to break the record for worst text ever received, he allegedly snapped a photo of the deceased dog and sent it to her.
Taylor is charged with aggravated animal cruelty, abuse and neglect of an animal. For the felony aggravated cruelty charge, he faces a maximum of three years in prison. If he’s convicted, anyone who pulls his criminal records online will see that he’s an animal abuser for the rest of his life. Taylor turned himself in to the police on Wednesday. He has also been suspended without pay by the Baltimore Police Department.
According to authorities, the incident began when the dog defecated on the carpet. Taylor said he then beat the dog with a mop, choked it with his hands, and then put his body in a trash receptacle. Later his girlfriend asked him to retrieve the body so she could bury the dog in the park, which he did.
The body of the deceased animal was also examined by officers with the Animal Services Division. They determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.
The Baltimore Police Department said in a statement, “Allegations of animal cruelty are taken seriously by the Baltimore Police Department. Over the course of the last year significant emphasis has been placed on developing and training investigators to handle animal abuse incidents in Baltimore.”Tags: alec taylor, Animal Cruelty, Baltimore, Maryland