The vast majority of police officers are the type of people that would do whatever they can to help people.
However, every now and then you will have people that join various police forces and use their position in the community to flat out abuse people.
One thing that I absolutely hate is when people mess around with the homeless. Those poor folks for whatever reason have been through enough and they just either need to be helped or left alone. People need to stop using them as the basis of some sick prank or joke.
In San Antonio, a police officer thought it would be funny to feed a needy, homeless man a “feces sandwich.” Because his colleagues thought it was disgusting and cruel, they reported the incident to the higher-ups in the police department and the offending officer named Matthew Luckhurst was fired. However, Luckhurst decided to fight the firing in court and eventually won his appeal.
The reason for Luckhurst’s overturned punishment was on a technicality. The arbiter overturned it because he was not punished in the allotted 180 days since the time of the alleged incident.
Officers reported Luckhurst feeding the homeless man a sandwich filled with dog feces back on May 6, 2016. Luckhurst was on bicycle patrol and decided he wanted to punish the man who was down on his luck. Instead of kicking him while he was down, Luckhurst did one worse – he gave the starving man a sandwich filled with dog crap. He lost his job on October 28, 2016, which was more than 180 days since the day he fed the homeless man a dog-crap sandwich.
During the appeal, Luckhurst claimed that he never was involved in the incident.
“I never humiliated a homeless person,” Luckhurst said. “I told him to throw the container away.”
When city attorneys questioned him, he agrees that it would be horrible if a police officer fed a homeless person a sandwich loaded with dog dung.
However, Luckhurst was not reinstated to the police force. He is currently involved in another feces-related incident. He was suspended indefinitely after he and another San Antonio police officer boasted about how they left their fecal matter all over a women’s bathroom. Either this cop has a fixation with feces, or he is very immature and finds it fun.