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Hoover, AL PD investigating photo allegedly showing officer flipping off citizen

Alabama police officer caught on camera flipping the bird (Source: Brian May/Facebook) Alabama police officer caught on camera flipping the bird (Source: Brian May/Facebook)
HOOVER, AL (WIS) -

A photo allegedly showing a Hoover police officer flashing a middle finger to a citizen taking a photo of him has landed the department in hot water.

A man named Brian May says he went for a morning run at Veterans Park when he noticed an officer pull up next to him and stare in his direction.

May says he didn't think anything of it at first. He says he went for his run, but returned to find the officer taking down his tag number.

May took a picture of the officer and believes he received the middle finger in return. May posted the photo on his Facebook page Thursday where it has been shared more than 2,000 times.

Captain Gregg Rector released this statement on the incident:

This afternoon our department was made aware of a social media (Facebook) posting with a photo attached. The picture appears to show an officer sitting in a police Tahoe, possibly making an inappropriate hand gesture. We believe this incident occurred approximately one week ago at Veteran’s Park on Valleydale Road. We are investigating this situation and attempting to identify the officer. We have also talked with the citizen who posted the photo and he has been very helpful, assisting us in our efforts.

If the information posted is indeed accurate, this is certainly unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated. Our department works very hard to earn the reputation of being professional in all that we do.

We will do everything possible to identify this officer and address the situation promptly and appropriately. 

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