Texas cop who gave a homeless man a ‘feces sandwich’ fired again from police department
In 2016, the San Antonio Police Department fired Matthew Luckhurst after placing feces between two slices of bread and giving it to a homeless man
December 19, 2022 8:39am
Updated: December 19, 2022 8:39am
A Texas police officer who was fired in 2016 after giving a homeless man a feces sandwich was fired once again from a different police department, according to reports.
In 2016, the San Antonio Police Department fired Matthew Luckhurst after placing feces between two slices of bread and giving it to a homeless man.
"It's a disgrace to the department. It’s a disgrace to the badge. And it's embarrassing that someone would do something like that, ever do something like that," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said at the time.
After being fired from his job, Luckhurt then started working for the police department in Floresville, Texas. However, on Tuesday, he was fired once again.
According to Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel, Luckhurst was fired once again after reports detailing the 2016 incident were brought to her attention. Additionally, several locals complained about Luckhust being re-employed as a police officer.
"Our city manager, Andy Joslin is implementing stricter hiring policies for all city of Floresville employees," the mayor added. "He is also working with Chief Herrera on the Reserve program."
After the feces sandwich incident, Luckhurst won an appeal because the local government code specifies that officers cannot be disciplined for conduct that occurred more than 180 days prior.
Luckhurst was then given a second indefinite suspension after he allegedly failed to flush down feces in the women's restroom at the bike patrol office downtown and spread a “brown tapioca-like substance” on the toilet seat. The officer dismissed the accusation claiming it was a prank.