- Sgt. Matthew Manhart, 49, has retired from the Omaha Police Department
- Manhart allegedly left fecal matter where a manager in the training center would find it after a disagreement over a trailer
- The sergeant and the police chief had been longtime friends
Matthew Manhart, 49, has been accused of leaving fecal matter in public after a disagreement with a manager
A police sergeant in Omaha, Nebraska, has retired early after he was accused of leaving fecal matter in public.
Omaha Police Sgt. Matthew Manhart, 49, was head of the department’s bomb response unit. He has been accused of leaving his own fecal matter where a manager at the training center would find it.
Three sources told the Omaha World-Herald that there had been a continuing disagreement over storage and care of the bomb squad’s equipment at the training center.
He had been upset about the storage of a trailer and accused a facility worker of unplugging equipment that needed to be charged.
According to the sources, Manhart had been told to move the trailer to make room for other vehicles.
Reports vary over where the fecal matter was left, but it was apparently out in the open and not in a toilet.
The 49-year-old retired recently and is still eligible for his retirement benefits, including unused vacation and sick days.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer recused himself from any decision-making in the personnel matter, according to a spokeswoman from the police department.
The former police sergeant had allegedly been upset t about the storage of a trailer and accused a facility worker of unplugging equipment that needed to be charged
Manhart and the police chief have been friends since they were in the same 1996 police recruiting class.
Omaha Police Sgt. John Wells, head of the Omaha police union, declined to comment to the Omaha World-Herald.
He said: ‘A man retiring when he is eligible to retire? I don’t think that’s newsworthy.’
Pictured: The Omaha Police Headquarters. Manhart retired from his position as sergeant