Texas Police Officer Fired After Sexually Assaulting Woman While on Duty

An Amarillo police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman while on-duty has been fired, police said in a news release.

Officer Micah Meurer, initially placed on administrative leave, was terminated effective 9 p.m. Monday for “violations of internal rules, including acts which bring discredit to the officer and the department,” according to the release.

The 22-year-old woman accused Meurer on Monday. Detectives with the department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit — conducting a separate criminal investigation with the Potter County District Attorney’s Office — found that Meurer had responded to the woman’s home in Northwest Amarillo on Sunday.

An internal affairs investigator determined that the officer “had sexual contact with the victim while on duty,” the release said. The criminal investigation is ongoing as of Wednesday.

Officers have conducted interviews with Meurer and the victim, the release said.

Investigators collected bodily fluids, towels, clothing, a Walmart receipt and a rape kit, according to an incident report obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.

Meurer had worked with the Amarillo Police Department since Dec. 5, 2013. He graduated from the department’s police academy on June 11, 2014, and began a four-month training shortly after, according to an Amarillo Police Department news release.

A former San Antonio police officer who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while on duty in November 2013 was hit last week with a $2.1 million judgment in a lawsuit filed by his accuser after he failed to show up at a hearing in federal court.

Jackie Neal, 41, was later fired from the department and is awaiting trial in the 226th District Court.

Source: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Texas-police-officer-allegedly-sexually-assaulted-6333299.php

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