Puppycide

Baltimore Cop Charged After Admitting He Choked Puppy to Death, Sending Picture to Girlfriend

Suspended without pay

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choked a puppy to death
Montgomery County Department of Police

A cop killed a dog and something else happened. Baltimore police officer Alec Taylor was off duty when, via the Baltimore Sun:

Taylor's girlfriend told police she received a text from Taylor on February 26 telling her that he killed… [her] seven-month-old dog, named Rocko, after it defecated on the carpet. He then sent her a picture, according to a news release.

She told police Taylor said he was tired of cleaning up the dog's mess and that he had beaten it with a mop before throwing its body in a parking lot dumpster. Police said he later told investigators he used a mop to force Rocko from behind the dryer and then used his hands to choke the dog.

Who the fuck is in charge of hiring at the Baltimore police department? The arrest was made by the Montgomery County police department, who charged Taylor with animal cruelty and abuse. The Baltimore police department insisted in a statement that it took animal cruelty seriously, although Taylor was merely suspended without pay and not fired right away for being the kind of sociopath who kills a girlfriend's pet and then sends her a picture (because his job is like a right!).

h/t CPA

As a sad sign of the times, the Sun's sidebar included this related story from just a month ago, where a cop in nearby Arundel shot a dog while canvassing a neighborhood and was put on "administrative duty" while the department promised a "thorough" investigation. Our own related stories, below.

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  1. Yep. I’m gonna go cry now.

  2. he used a mop to force Rocko from behind the dryer

    The dog was resisting.

  3. I’m not a dog lover, but still. What an asshole.

  4. Isn’t cruelty to animals a clinically accepted sign of a sociopath ?
    I mean seriously, tell me if I’m wrong, but choking a puppy to death is a sign of some deep mental illness.

    1. You’re not wrong.

      1. Animal Services Officers located and recovered the dog and performed necropsy. The dog died from an acute hemorrhagic shock likely due to blood loss from liver damage caused by blunt force trauma.

        So…beaten to death. Christ.

        1. Beaten or choked. He confessed to choking it to death after beating it, the girlfriend said he told her he beat it to death with the mop. Hard to be certain from the autopsy.

    2. Not every sociopath can be a politician. What else is he going to do for a living?

      1. What else is he going to do for a living?

        May I suggest a career in the license plate manufacturing industry?

      2. Sociopaths can be very successful in many fields if they are good at pretending that they are not sociopaths.

        1. I don’t think he’s very good at that.

  5. “He may be a sociopath, but he’s our sociopath.”

    -Baltimore PD

    1. First question on their job application probably. Are you a sociopath? If you answered yes ignore the rest of the questions and report for duty tomorrow or whenever you feel like it cause you’re on the government tit now.

      1. I think I found their screening questions at this website:

        http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu…..MH0001919/

        A person with antisocial personality disorder may:

        ?Be able to act witty and charming

        ?Be good at flattery and manipulating other people’s emotions

        ?Break the law repeatedly

        ?Disregard the safety of self and others

        ?Have problems with substance abuse

        ?Lie, steal, and fight often

        ?Not show guilt or remorse

        ?Often be angry or arrogant

        Wow…other than the witty and charming part, I suspect your typical cop would score 90% or above on that list.

        1. The witty and charming sociopaths go into politics instead.

          1. ..by manipulating the latent racism of their liberal supporters ?

  6. Rocko’s best friend Heffer is deeply saddened by Rocko’s passing.

  7. Well…at least he didn’t shoot the dog…?

    /lookingforbrightspot

    1. That would have been less painful.

  8. Misleading title. He mopped the puppy to death.

    1. No, accurate title. From the story:

      She told police Taylor said he was tired of cleaning up the dog’s mess and that he had beaten it with a mop before throwing its body in a parking lot dumpster. Police said he later told investigators he used a mop to force Rocko from behind the dryer and then used his hands to choke the dog

      So the girlfriend’s hearsay from him said he mopped the dog to death, but he later confessed he used the mop to chase it from behind the dryer (probably after hitting the dog with it) and then choked it to death with his hands.

      1. I’m disturbed.

      2. Not sure what your point is. He beat the dog to death (that’s what he told the girlfriend, also consistent with the necropsy finding of blunt force trauma). When caught, he changed his story. I can only guess that he thinks strangling a puppy is better than beating it to death ?

  9. Speaking of killing girlfriend’s dogs, Kevin Mitchell of 1986 NY Mets fame, is apparently a complete lunatic. Dwight Gooden said there were three things he was afraid of; his mother, the IRS, and Kevin Mitchell.

    Good tells a story of being at Mitchell’s house when he and his girlfriend got into it. During the argument, Gooden goes to leave and Mitchell holding a large knife told him to sit the fuck down. Mitchell then cut the head off of the g/f’s small dog.

    Gooden sat there is disbelief.

    1. Cocaine’s a hell of a drug.

    2. I believe it was a cat and that’s officially an urban legend, IIRC.

      1. and that’s officially an urban legend, IIRC.

        Indeterminate

  10. Who the fuck is in charge of hiring at the Baltimore police department?

    More of the same?

    1. I understand it’s the Black Gorilla Family.

  11. Now that I have achieved hat tip status, I can stop commenting.

    1. I’m sad that they didn’t use your full handle.

      1. You’re right. No respect. My work is not done yet.

  12. Nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said.

    In the unlikely event that this piece of shit goes to jail, I hope he runs afoul of someone more sadistic and vindictive than he is.

    1. I hope that jail or no jail.

    2. If he does get sent to jail, there’s no way he’ll be put into general population.

      1. Do you know anyone who works as a prison guard?

        1. I knew a young woman a while back who worked at the local jail. She was a cop-lover. No way would she have let a cop be put into general population.

        2. By “knew” I mean “met online and had sex with a few times.”

    3. Also, regarding what has been said, I exempt Rich from my earlier comment.

      Nice try Rich. It is easy to be the turd in the punch bowl isn’t it?

  13. Shouldn’t this sort of thing be grounds for immediate dismissal? I don’t think even the scummiest union negotiator would put up much of a fight if you tried to put a puppy murder clause in the police contract. Or maybe they would.

  14. was put on “administrative duty” while the department promised a “thorough” investigation.

    So, he kills time hanging around the office, with nary a black mark on his record, until the coverup takes hold.

    I’ll have to ask our marketing folks what it would cost to rent a billboard in this town. Probably the most restrained response I would be capable of would be to put the cops picture and name on a billboard under some kind of tagline.

    1. I’m sure that would be viewed as endangering a public servant. Might as well send the SWAT team an invitation.

      1. What we need is some sort of private/anonymous version of the cell phone Amber Alerts only for insane police on the loose instead of missing children.

      2. “I’m sure that would be viewed as endangering a public servant.”

        By the cops obviously, but not by anyone who matters, like courts.

        By the way, you’re just a total fucking downer aren’t you?

        Why is it there’s always one guy like you?

  15. But without this noble law enforcement professional, who will protect us from monsters?

  16. Isn’t cruelty to animals a clinically accepted sign of a sociopath ?

    Being a cop is all the evidence I need.

    Of course, if this scumbag’s headless corpse were to be discovered in a dumpster tomorrow, instead of shrugging their shoulders and wondering why it took so long, his brothers in blue would circle the wagons and howl in outrage.

    1. Insecure, Frustrated Bully With Something To Prove Considering Career In Law Enforcement

      http://www.theonion.com/articl…..ove,33427/

      Those stereotypes aren’t made of whole cloth

  17. Who the fuck is in charge of hiring at the Baltimore police department?

    Several sociopaths.

    1. It’s sociopaths all the way up.

  18. Shouldn’t this sort of thing be grounds for immediate dismissal? I don’t think even the scummiest union negotiator would put up much of a fight if you tried to put a puppy murder clause in the police contract.

    “But if we don’t stand up for the puppy murderers, they’ll go after Law Enforcement Professionals who shoot people for refusing to be interrogated for no reason; and then it will be the ones who beat homeless people to death for refusing to sit still, or answer the door with a deadly wooden spoon at the ready. If we don’t fight now, before you know it, some poor cop will get fired for lying on a warrant affidavit! And that is an intolerable affront to justice!”

  19. I hope someone beats him with a mop and then chokes him to death in prison. Probably won’t happen, but a guy can dream, right?

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