Courtesy Brian May/ Facebook
A Hoover resident posted a picture that appears to show a Hoover Police Officer in a police vehicle making an inappropriate hand gesture.
Hoover Police Department is working to identify an officer in a photo shared to Facebook on Thursday. The photo, posted by Hoover resident Brian May, appears to show a Hoover police officer sitting in a police Tahoe with his middle finger up.
Along with the photo, on Thursday May posted his account of the situation and said, “I wasn't going to post this and just let it go but after careful consideration I decided to do so. Please be patient for its length. After arriving for a morning run at Veterans Park near my neighborhood in Hoover, I noticed an officer pull up next to me and just stare in my direction. Didn't think anything of it, just got my run in and came back. As I came back to my car I noticed he was standing behind my car taking down my tag #(mind you my car was 1 of 25 or 30 in the parking lot). Cool, no big deal, I'm legal. So I decided to take a picture of him and this is what I got "THE BIRD." Really Hoover, I thought we were better than this!”
Hoover Police Department Capt. Gregg Rector sent out a statement Thursday night saying the department was aware of the Facebook post and is working to identify the officer and address the situation in a quick and appropriate manner. They have also spoken with May, according to the release, and he has assisted the police and their efforts.
“If the information posted is indeed accurate, this is certainly unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated,” Rector said. “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.”