Amarillo, TX — An Amarillo police officer has been fired after responding to a call at a woman’s house and being accused of raping her.
Officer Micah Meurer responded to a call at a 22-year-old woman’s northwest Amarillo home last Sunday night. At this time, the woman alleges that Meurer forced himself on her and raped her.
The woman described the nature of the incident as an “aggravated sexual assault rape.” Monday morning, after the alleged rape, the woman called the Amarillo police department to report Meurer.
After the accusations, Meurer was placed on paid administrative leave. However, after the forensics exam of both him and the victim confirmed there was indeed sexual contact, Meurer was fired.
According to a report released by the department, detectives collected evidence of clothing, multiple body fluids, blood, and a Walmart receipt which linked Meurer to the case.
Acting Chief of Police Kenneth Funtek terminated Meurer for violations of internal rules, including acts which bring discredit to the officer and the department.
Amarillo Police released the following statement that reads in part:
“The criminal investigation into this incident is continuing. The detectives have collected physical evidence and interviewed both the victim as well as the officer. They will continue to work closely with the 47th District Attorney as they fully investigate the matter. Upon completion of the investigation, detectives will present the case to the prosecutor’s office for determination of any criminal charges.”
Police are still refusing to release the reason why Meurer was responding to the woman’s home that night.
As of Monday, June 22, Meurer has yet to be charged with a crime.
Last year, the Free Thought Project reported on the case of Detroit Police Officer Deon Nunlee. Nunlee responded to a 31-year-old woman’s call for help during a domestic disturbance. During the call, Nunlee took the woman upstairs while one officer remained downstairs with her boyfriend. During the time upstairs, Nunlee raped her.
As we’ve previously reported, sexual misconduct is the second highest of all complaints nationwide against police officers. It’s high time communities stop agreeing to fund this vile behavior perpetrated by those who are supposed to be protecting their communities, not raping them.