A particular cop living in San Antonio, Texas lost his job for doing the unthinkable.
In May, police officer Matthew Luckhurst allegedly gave a homeless man a fecal sandwich while on bicycle duty, San Antonio Express News reported.
According to a department press release Luckhurst boasted 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.”
The press release continued to explain that the officer with Luckhurst told him to “go back and throw it away.”
The chief of the police department, William McManus, appeared to express outrage in a prepared statement. He said, “This was a vile and disgusting act that violates our guiding principles of treating all with integrity, compassion, fairness, and respect.”
“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," McManus continued. "His actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.”
City officials agreed that what Luckhurst did was “simply appalling.” San Antonio’s mayor, Ivy Taylor, said in a statement that “firing this officer was the right thing to do.”
Despite that the officer in question had been employed by the San Antonio police department for five years, he still somehow believed he could get away with this type of reprehensible harassment. Attacking vulnerable citizens should not be part of an officer’s duty, and Luckhurst was rightfully discharged.
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