A rookie New York police officer who went viral after giving his boss a steamy lap dance at a bar has been identified.
A police recruit who gave his lieutenant a steamy lap dance at a New York party has been identified.
Vera Mekuli, 26, who only joined the New York Police Department in February, was filmed grinding over Lt. Nick McGarry at a Bronx bar last Thursday.
Prior to joining the ranks of the NYPD, Ms Mekuli worked as a real estate agent in the Big Apple, the Daily Mail reported.
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On her now-deleted LinkedIn profile, Ms Mekuli describes herself as a “highly driven and determined person”, the New York Post reports.
“I tend to go after what I want and I don’t stop until I get it. If I should fail. Picking myself up and trying again,” her LinkedIn bio said.
“Success is not without failure. I learned at a very young age that success/wealth/opportunity is not just given or handed to you, it is earned; earned by the hard work and time you put into it.
“I tackled every task, every obstacle that came my way. I love helping others and always put others before myself.
Ms Mekuli is from the Bronx and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice on the Upper West Side.
She could not be reached immediately following the posting of the steamy video.
But her father, John Mekuli, told the New York Post on Monday that she was “frustrated” by the ordeal.
“She said to me, ‘Dad, I’m making a mistake,'” he said. “’I’m very embarrassed about what I did. I embarrassed you and my family.
“She cried and cried,” her father continued. “She’s young. … He’s married, Lieutenant. He should know better. I’m going to sue them.
Lt. McGarry was immediately returned to the transit office as superiors launched an investigation into the steamy video, sources said The post office.
The rookie cop faces no disciplinary charges.
A man at a Bronx address listed for the Mekulis slammed the door on a reporter on Wednesday.
Additional reporting by Georgett Roberts
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission