Thursday, March 6, 2014
A black cop in Baltimore faces animal cruelty charges after he beat his girlfriend's 7-month-old puppy to death and then texted her a photo of it
The black police officer – a five-year veteran named Eugene Taylor – has been suspended without pay after beating the dog with a mop and strangling it to death. He is charged with animal cruelty and abuse. Taylor, 27, killed his girlfriend’s 7-month-old Jack Russell Terrier, named Rocko, for relieving himself on the carpet of their apartment. Taylor told investigators that he used a mop not only to retrieve the dog from behind the dryer but as a weapon to beat the helpless animal before using his bare hands to choke the dog to death. Montgomery County Police say that the black cop then took a picture of the dead dog and actually sent it to his girlfriend before dumping the pup in a dumpster.