99.9% of all policemen are a credit to their uniform. It’s always that .1 % that gets all the attention from the mainstream press. No matter how much I support the police, some bad cops need to have the light shone on their actions.
Matthew Luckhurst, formerly of the San Antonio Police Department is one such officer. He approached a homeless man gave him a container with a sandwich in it. No matter what you think of homeless people, this was just way over the line and he deserved to be fired for filling the sandwich with feces.
According to the San Antonio News-Express, the San Antonio Police Department fired officer Matthew Luckhurst after he allegedly placed fecal matter between two pieces of bread and gave it to a homeless person in July.
Officials reportedly learned about the incident after other officers came forward after they were “disgusted” by the rumors.
Luckhurst was a five-year veteran of the police force.
“Firing this officer was the right thing to do,” San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said in a statement. “His actions were a betrayal of every value we have in our community, and he is not representative of our great police force.”
Luckhurst’s attorney told the News-Express that that his client had joked about giving the sandwich to a homeless person but never actually did so.
“We have very few bad apples in a barrel full of outstanding police and fire,” city councilman Joe Krier told the News-Express. “But it’s our job to get the bad apples out of the barrel as quickly as possible when they do bad things.”