NYPD sergeant accused of pulling fellow officer’s ponytail at station

A New York sergeant got into a hairy situation with an officer, reportedly pulling the woman’s ponytail at his station in Queens, according to a complaint.

“You put your hair in a bun or someone else can do that,” Sergeant Nakia Middleton-House allegedly told Officer Christine Meisner before pulling her hair, according to a copy of the complaint seen by The Post.

The hair pulling caused Meisner, 29, to stumble forward and led to her complaining of “significant” pain in her neck, the document said.

Meissner had a previous neck injury that Middleton-House was aware of, according to the complaint, which noted that the officer sought medical attention.

A sergeant allegedly pulled Officer Christine Meisner’s hair.

When reached for comment, Middleton House hung up on The Post.


The Jan. 11 incident took place at the 109th Precinct station in Flushing.

No one was charged.

Middleton-House, 48, is a 17-year veteran of the force. Broadcast record she was disciplined in 2018 for using a department database for research unrelated to her duties and lost 10 vacation days.

Middleton House hung up when asked for comment.

Meissner, who joined the department in 2017, did not immediately return a request for comment.

Christina Meissner
The hair pulling led to Meisner’s complaint of “substantial” neck pain.

The situation was the latest embarrassing incident for the NYPD.

In December, two police recruits were suspended after they were caught having sex in a bathroom at the department’s training academy.

The couple, said to be in a relationship, were identified as Javon Latibeaudiere, 26, and Madelin Ramirez Solano, 21.

In December 2021, rookie officer Vera Mekuli gave her lieutenant a wild lap dance — which was caught on video — at her precinct’s holiday party in the Bronx. Lt. Nick McGarry was immediately transferred from the 44th Precinct to a transit area.

The NYPD updated its patrol guide a few weeks later to prohibit romantic relationships between supervisors and those they regularly supervise.

Mekuli was suspended months later after he went on a rampage at a New Jersey state trooper barracks over a relative’s DUI arrest.

The police officer recently gained attention when she posted stunning snaps on Instagram dressed as DC Comics bad girl Harley Quinn.

Additional reporting by Dean Balsamini