Former Puyallup police officer in training arrested in Connecticut rape case

Amichia previously was arrested for rape in March and subsequently fired by the Puyallup Police Department.

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A former Puyallup Police Department (PPD) officer in training who was fired after being arrested for rape has been taken into custody in connection to a separate 2016 rape case in Connecticut.

Niamkey Amichia, 32, was arrested Friday afternoon by Puyallup police officers on an extraditable warrant out of Waterbury, Conn. Amichia is accused of home invasion, sexual assault, kidnapping, unlawful restraint and impersonation of a police officer.

Amichia was hired as a Puyallup officer in August 2022 and was in training until his

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