Disgusting cop fired after giving homeless person a faeces sandwich

Matthew Luckhurst (image via San Antonio Police Department)
Matthew Luckhurst (image via San Antonio Police Department)

A San Antonio police officer has been fired after an internal investigation determined he tried to give a homeless man a sandwich with faeces inside it.

Police Chief William McManus said former officer Matthew Luckhurst committed a "vile and disgusting act".

Luckhurst, a five-year member of the department, told another officer in May that he had picked up faeces, placed it on bread and put it in a container for the homeless man.

Chief McManus added: "The fact that his fellow officers were so disgusted with his actions that they reported him to Internal Affairs demonstrates that this type of behaviour will never be tolerated. The action of this one former officer in no way reflects the actions of all the other good men and women who respectfully serve this community."