A San Antonio police officer is fired, after bragging to his partner he gave a homeless person a feces sandwich. “It’s a disgrace to the department. It’s a disgrace to the badge,” he said. “It’s an attack on dignity, human dignity.” The alleged incident happened back in May. “The officer’s accused of putting feces on bread, putting it in a Styrofoam carryout container and putting it next to a homeless person,” Chief McManus said.
Luckhurst has hired a private attorney, Ben Sifuentes. Sifuentes declined an on-camera interview, but spoke with us over the phone. “The Chief’s allegations are not true,” Sifuentes said. Sifuentes says his client was joking with other officers and that there were no witnesses to the alleged incident. Luckhurst is appealing his termination, a process that could take six to nine months.
Luckhurst allegedly bragged about it to a fellow officer. “The officer reported that he told Luckhurst to go back and throw it away,” San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said in a statement. “The officer said he saw Luckhurst go back and he assumed that Luckhurst discarded the container.” Internal Affairs was alerted by fellow officers about the situation in July. Without the person who was allegedly given the sandwich, it will be difficult to prove beyond any doubt if allegation is true; but why would an officer say and then throw away a container said to have contained the sandwich? To the naked eye it would seem to be true, and the department did the right thing. If the tree is to grow strong and true, at times the branches have to be trimmed. What do you think?