Baltimore Police Officer To Plead Guilty To Killing Puppy

A Baltimore police officer who was charged with beating and choking his girlfriend's puppy and texting her a photo of the dog's body will plead guilty in the case.

Twenty-eight-year-old Alec Eugene Taylor of Silver Spring will plead guilty to animal cruelty, a felony, in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Aug. 27, Warren Brown, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Police say Taylor's girlfriend reported that he had killed Rocko, a 7-month-old Jack Russell terrier, on Feb. 26.

Brown says Taylor is remorseful. He says the 5-year-old veteran of the department was under a lot of pressure and took his frustrations out on the dog.

Brown says he will ask for probation before judgment for Taylor, which would allow his record to be expunged. Taylor was suspended without pay.

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