A Texas police officer was canned after his superiors claim he attempted to feed a fecal sandwich to a homeless person, My San Antonio reported.
Polie sayd that officer Matthew Luckhurst put poop between two pieces of bread and gave it to a homeless person.
“This was a vile and disgusting act that violates our guiding principles of ‘treating all with integrity, compassion, fairness and respect,’” Chief William McManus said, via My San Antonio, in a prepared statement. “The fact that his fellow officers were so disgusted with his actions that they reported him to Internal Affairs demonstrates that this type of behavior will never be tolerated. The action of this one former officer in no way reflects the actions of all the other good men and women who respectfully serve this community.”
The five-year veteran reportedly bragged to a fellow officer that he had “picked up some feces, placed it in a slice of bread, and put it in a Styrofoam container next to the unknown homeless male,” according to a press release from the chief’s office, per My San Antonio. The officer reported that he told Luckhurst to go back and throw it away. The officer said he saw Luckhurst go back and he assumed that Luckhurst discarded the container.”
According to My SA, Luckhurst’s attorney claims the incident was just a tale that spun out of control. The officer never actually did it, only joked about doing it.
The incident occurred in May and was reported by his fellow officers to internal affairs in July.
Chief McManus and two boards, composed of citizens and police officers, all agreed to an indefinite suspension for the officer.
Luckhurst plans to appeal the decision but according to the president of the San Antonio Police Officers Association, via My SA, he will not receive union representation as he has already been fired.