Homeless Man Loses Only Photos Of Deceased Wife When Heartless Cop Tosses Backpack Into River

At least …. “Lightner has been suspended over the incident, and the police department awarded Hunt an undisclosed settlement.”

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Depressed person with hood sitting on sidewalk (Credit: Shutterstock) Depressed person with hood sitting on sidewalk (Credit: Shutterstock)

My heart breaks for this man on so many levels…

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As if life isn’t hard enough for homeless people these days, Police Officer Brian Lightner took it up a notch.

The WV Gazette reports that after confronting and arresting the allegedly drunken and disorderly 26-year-old Andrew Joel Hunt, the Charleston, WV cop  tossed the homeless man’s backpack into the Elk River just for cruel spite. When Hunt got out of jail, he filed a complaint against Officer Lightner.

Among Hunt’s grievances was that his backpack contained a laptop with the only photos of his deceased wife he owns.

Hunt’s charges were dismissed and the Charleston police department’s dive team fished his backpack from the river. Unfortunately, the data from the waterlogged laptop is probably unrecoverable.

Lightner has been suspended over the incident, and the police department awarded Hunt an undisclosed settlement.

“Patrolman Brian Lightner has been suspended…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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