‘Lap dance’ NYPD cop suspended following tirade with NJ police

The NYPD rookie who was caught on tape giving her lieutenant a raunchy lap dance has been suspended with out pay for launching right into a loud tirade at New Jersey state troopers over a relative’s drunk driving arrest.

The newest blemish throughout Vera Mekuli’s law-enforcement profession occurred Might 8, after she confirmed up at state police barracks in Totowa, NJ, in her “naked ft” and smelling like booze, in accordance with an inside NYPD report, dated Friday, outlining her suspension.

She then started loudly demanding solutions as to why her brother-in-law had simply been arrested by state troopers for driving whereas intoxicated.

Mekuli, 27, recognized herself as an NYPD officer and insisted on talking with one of many troopers concerned within the arrest.

After a workers sergeant calmly advised her he had “procedures to observe” — and that the troopers wouldn’t be made out there — Mekuli turned irate and “demanded to talk with a lieutenant,” the report says.

The rookie cop, who joined the drive in February 2021, then started recording the workers sergeant along with her good telephone and quipped, “you guys are speaking out of your ass; none of this was performed appropriately.”

Video shows an off-duty NYPD officer Vera Mekuli performing a lap dance for her superior Lt. Nicholas McGarry.
Vera Mekuli was caught on tape giving her lieutenant a lap dance in December.
Vera Mekuli
The 27-year-old officer has been suspended with out pay.

The troopers requested if anybody in Mekuli’s celebration needed to file a grievance, however no person did. They did report the incident to the New Jersey State Police Workplace of Skilled Requirements, which reviewed the case and located the troopers adopted correct procedures.

Nonetheless, the NYPD’s Inside Affairs Bureau was notified of Mekuli’s alleged misconduct and opened its personal investigation, relying closely on troopers’ body-worn digicam footage, says the report.

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed the cop was suspended with out pay however declined to say how lengthy.

Mekuli couldn’t instantly be reached for remark Saturday.

Vera Mekuli
Mekuli confirmed up in Totowa, New Jersey’s police division on Might 8, demanding solutions as to why her brother-in-law had been arrested.
Vera Mekuli/Pinterest
Mekuli giving officer lap dance.
Mekuli began with the NYPD in February 2021.

Mekuli made headlines in December when she caught on digicam grinding on high of then-Forty fourth Precinct Lt. Nick McGarry within the Yonkers bar throughout a vacation bash.

Days later, she apologized to her boss and his spouse — however insisted the video wouldn’t have gone viral “had it been a person doing it.”

“I really feel like simply because, primarily — I’m a feminine, dressed the way in which I used to be, being a rookie — issues have been completely different,” Mekuli advised TMZ. “Had it been a person doing it, I really feel like it might have been extra of a joking matter and it might have stayed in-house versus go public the way in which it did with me.”

Mekuli additionally claimed she “had no information” that her superior was married and is “really sorry” for the results of the lap dance, which prompted police brass to reassign McGarry from the Bronx precinct to subway patrol.

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