Officer fired for giving homeless man feces sandwich gets 2nd suspension

Former San Antonio Officer Matthew Luckhurst (Photo/San Antonio Police Department)
Former San Antonio Officer Matthew Luckhurst (Photo/San Antonio Police Department)

SAN ANTONIO (KXAN) — A San Antonio police officer fired in November 2016 for giving a homeless man a sandwich made of feces and two pieces of bread has been indefinitely suspended, or fired, a second time over a similar accusation.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Matthew Luckhurst defecated in a women’s bathroom stall at SAPD’s Bike Patrol Office in June and “spread a brown substance with the consistency of tapioca on the toilet seat,” giving the appearance of feces.

Another officer was involved in the “prank,” receiving a 30-day suspension without pay.

The Express-News says Luckhurst is appealing both suspensions.

“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 McManus said about the incident involving the homeless man. Luckhurst’s attorney had claimed the incident was a joke that got out of control. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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