Officer Mattthew Luckhurst has been suspended from his duty at the San Antonio Police Department indefinitely for allegedly placing feces matter between two slices of bread before handing it over 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 in a 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 supposed incident occurred back in May when Luckhurt–who has been with the force for five years–bragged to fellow officers that he “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 statement from the chief’s office. 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.”
Police were unable to find the homeless person, however, the mayor says firing Luckhurst was the right thing to do. “His actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.”
McManus and two board made up of citizens and officers all agreed on an indefinites suspicion for the cop who plans to appeal the decision. At the time of this post, Luckhurst has worked for SAPD’s bike patrol.