MPD Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

(Memphis) A Memphis police officer is facing sexual battery charges for what a woman says he did to her in the back of his squad car.

We first told you about allegations against Officer Meekose Evans in February.

Now the case has moved from investigators to the courtroom.

Investigators say Officer Meekose Evans pulled over a 30-year-old woman at East Wind drive and Raines Road in Whitehaven for a minor traffic violation February 11th.

When she told him she didn’t have a driver’s license, she says he turned the traffic stop into an unwanted sexual encounter.

“It’s wrong. It’s very wrong. I don’t even know why half of them on the force if they are going to be doing all of that,” said Lashea Moore of Whitehaven.

The 30-year-old officer was assigned to the Raines Road substation and was on patrol that evening.

The woman says after Evans stopped her, he told her to drive to a location down the street where there was little traffic.

She says he put her in the back of the squad car and asked her what was she going to do for him, then told her to show him her breast.

When she pulled only a portion of her top down, he reportedly said “I want to see it all,” and forced her to bear it all while he fondled her.

When he was finished, she says he let her go.

A few days, later she reported him after picking him out of a line-up of Raines Road officers.

“That is not something that you would expect out of a police officer of course. That guy should be reprimanded for that,” said Sonia Hills of Whitehaven.

The punishment may be harsher than that.

He could lose his job after only three years on the force.

Evans will have an administrative hearing soon to decide that.

He is out on bond now after spending the night in jail.

WREG discovered Evans was also suspended once before after his wife reported he attacked her.

Later she said they were horsing around and the 911 call was an accident.

Evans was suspended because his bosses said he should have known to call dispatchers an alert them if it was a prank.

In 2012, Evans was one of a long list of officers who received a medal for saving someone’s life.

28 comments

  • dickgozinya1

    Let’s lower the standards even more so more of the city council’s friend and family can get a city job!

  • Chris Williams

    All he probably did was search the woman for drugs. Why do we automatically take the woman’s word on all sexual assaults?

  • Sandy

    This is what happens when you lower the requirements to become a police officer. It’s because of dirtbags like this that police officers are given a bad name. The majority of them are hard working men and women who put their life on the line every day to protect your ungrateful butts. No wonder so many of them are leaving for greener pastures. And just for the record, male officers are not allowed to search female suspects. They are supposed to call for a female officer.

    • Bold Truth

      You are exactly right, but your last sentence is incorrect. There is no city, state, or federal law that states that a male has to call for a female officer in order to search them. It is an officer safety issue. How many times will you allow someone to kill you Sandy? Women hide drugs and weapons in their bras frequently (women that are up to no good). I’m not going to wait until a female officer gets there. Am I taking up for this officer? No. He needs to needs to fired and held accountable for his actions. If he was professional and did his job the way it was suppose to be done, he wouldn’t be in this mess now. People like him bring shame to Law Enforcement.

      • Sandy

        Just to set the record straight, I have a lot of friends who are Memphis police officers, and they have to call a female officer to the scene. If he thought she had drugs, etc., he should have handcuffed her and then called for backup. Where he touched her isn’t the only place she could have hidden drugs, if that had been the case. He just wanted a cheap thrill.

      • canadianwhiskeygirl

        Sandy, like U I have friends who are Memphis Police Officers. U are absolutely 100% correct!!! A male police officer DOES have to call for a FEMALE police officer to search another female

  • Dave

    So the woman is driving a car with expired tags and no license. Doesn’t exactly sound like the most trustworthy of people. She is probably making this claim just so she can try and get out of trouble. I hate to see people blame the cop just because he is black. As a white male living in the city of memphis I see a lot of blk people commiting crimes and acknowledge it as an issue, but that doesn’t mean I hate all blk people and that all blk people are guilty. If you complain about blk people in memphis descriminating against white people, you should consider whether you are doing the same thing before you make such claims.

  • ChrisWilliamsisaDoucheBag

    After knowing she had expired tags and no license I would agree she probably made it up. Sad if he really didn’t do anything.

  • hank wesson

    Yes the male officer do supposed to call for a female officer to search female offenders I would but I would handcuff her and put her in the back seat while I remain outside searching her car safety first I too have relatives and friends in law enforcement

  • ChrisWilliamsisaDoucheBag

    Whitesavages we know who you are. Snowbeast. You see what color they are yet you still try to find white people to blame. You should go play on the freeway with Chris Williams.

  • Danielle

    I myself have been searched by a male police officer…they did not call a woman officer.they pulled me over for speeding.I had a valid DL and insurance and they felt the need to have 4 officers(unnecessary)…point is some officers are douchebags while alot of them are not

  • Heather williams

    As the wife of a mpd officer I have to say that I am as tired of the corrupt cops as everyone else. It makes me angry that what these idiots do effects the publics opinion about my husband. He is a good God fearing man trying to make an honest decent living to provide for his family. We have a little girl who loves when daddy comes home from work at night. I can’t help but think that the things the corrupt officers do corrodes the trust in police and puts my husband at a higher risked he does his job. I don’t have an answer but keep in mind there are bad apples in every bunch.

    • Hard Truths

      But there are so MANY bad apples in MPD. And the good apples are AFRAID of the bad apples.

      A good cop who doesn’t stand up to the bad cops risks his very life, but it is his or her duty to stand up to the bad cops.

      Bad cops in Memphis are making it harder for EVERY cop in Memphis.

      But we have a coterie of Ton Ton Macoutes — a street gang with all the best weapons — and a DA who is either afraid of prosecuting them or is flat-out complicit with them.

  • johnny linan

    This guy is one of my best friends i believe this women put dirt in the wrong tree i hate the part where they take the womens word right away … this guy works hard as a dj which is what i do he try to get his family wat he needs to succeed i think everyone makes mistakes and we are not perfect … who knos maybe tomorow ull can be inocent on a situation similar and wont like evryone making facts about u

    • Hard Truths

      Cops get away with almost EVERYTHING. For charges to be brought against this clever fellow, the evidence has to be overwhelming.

      Lotta smoke here. I bet there’s fire. And I do NOT trust a cop’s denial that of wrongdoing. They lie like rugs.

    • Hard Truths

      OOOOHHH … so he’s a hard-working DJ. That proves he’s a gangsta hip-hopping thug. Probably a Deacon at his chickenshack churcht, too.

      Cops have LOST THE PUBLIC TRUST. And it is THEIR fault. They better get their butts in gear getting right with the public.

  • Hard Truths

    For a cop to get arrested takes an Act of God,

    or at the very least, some very credible evidence.

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