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So we have here another criminal cop that gets to have his booking photo and any other photos hidden for his protection (BS).  This guy has finally been caught for the actions he does. Im sure this is not the first time this criminal has abused a animal or a person. Here is the press release from the TPD and picture of the animal he killed by beating it to death.   We have reached out for comment from PSO but nothing so far.



TAMPA PD ARRESTS PASCO DEPUTY FOR ANIMAL ABUSE

The Tampa Police Department has arrested Eric Harris, a Pasco Sheriff's Office 
deputy, on a charge of felony animal cruelty.

On August 21, 2022, Harris was involved in an argument with his 
then-girlfriend of six months whom he'd recently moved into a Tampa apartment 
with a month prior. Harris was upset over his girlfriend's two cats defecating 
on the floor outside of their litter box and jumping onto the counters and 
furniture.

On August 22, when Harris' girlfriend returned home to their apartment shortly 
after 7 PM, she found both cats hiding in their crate. When she pulled one of 
the animals from the crate, a 3-year-old male cat named "Axel," she observed 
that the toenails on his rear paws were broken and bloody. The cat was acting 
oddly and unable to stand using his rear legs. She immediately took the cat to 
his veterinarian located in Sarasota.

Upon further examination of the injuries, the veterinarian recommended that 
Axel be taken to an animal hospital for urgent care. The cat died from its 
injuries the same day. Due to the severity of the cat's injuries, the doctor 
contacted law enforcement.

After being questioned by detectives, Harris denied any wrongdoing and claimed 
the cat was fine during the time that he was alone in the apartment with him.

On August 26, a necropsy was conducted by the Florida Department of Law 
Enforcement (FDLE), which found that Axel suffered severe hemorrhaging and 
bruising to internal organs, facial injuries, including a missing tooth, and 
markings were found on his body indicating that he had been stomped. His cause 
of death was ruled as blunt force trauma.

On August 31, Harris was arrested by the Tampa Police Department at his home. 
He is now facing a charge of felony animal cruelty.

A photo of Axel is included.

Public Information Office
Tampa Police Department

By EOTS

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