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NYPD cop investigated for sexy 'Reno 911' video on TikTok with her wearing uniform, hot pants and cowboy boots

The clip of Christine Galgano swinging to a parody of Lt. Dangel from the Comedy Central show 'Reno 911,' violated a vital NYPD media policy
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A female officer with the New York Police Department is under investigation after she was seen in a TikTok video dancing seductively, wearing just the top half of her police uniform, which included a holstered sidearm, paired with hot pants and cowboy boots.

The clip of Christine Galgano swinging to a parody of Lt. Dangel from the Comedy Central show 'Reno 911,' violated a vital NYPD media policy, which stated that officers were prohibited from sharing photos or videos of themselves in uniform as anything posted by an officer on their private social media account “is a reflection on the Department as a whole.”

Mirroring Lt. Dangel who emerges from a shoe store in his uniform top, short shorts and a bag with new boots, Galgano mimicked his hops and twists in a sunny yard as Dangel’s recorded voice, saying, “Genuine ostrich. . . three payments. . . I’m just goofin’ …new boot goofin’, oh!” played in the backdrop. 

An investigation was launched after the Bronx housing officer's superiors were made aware of the inappropriate social media post. “The off duty incident was investigated and addressed by the officer’s commanding officer,” Sgt. Jessica McRorie, an NYPD spokesperson told the New York Post. The post has since been deleted. It is not known whether Galgano would be formally disciplined for her actions.

Galgano has more than 13,000 followers on Instagram and several hundred on Twitter. Many people came to her defense saying that she was merely having fun in the video. "NYPD murders and abuses people but this woman not wearing pants is the real issue," a person commented, while another said, "Appears to be the absolute best thing about the NYPD! Best press they’ve had in years."

She joined the NYPD in 2018 and quickly became known as a fitness maven and “lupus warrior." She also played on the NYPD women’s soccer team. In a videotaped talk posted on March 25 on Twitter, she described her battle with COVID-19. She was also reportedly taking hydroxychloroquine, the controversial coronavirus treatment.

Last week, President Trump announced that he was set to ban TikTok in the country through executive action as early as Saturday, August 1. Naturally, people pretty much lost it. From outrage to humor and a general sympathy towards a global chunk of content creators who had found their medium of expression through the micro-video blogging app, the internet was torn, divided, and angry as people wondered just why the president is hounding the 10-second video app.

Reposting Buzzfeed's tweet about Trump's decision to ban the app, a user wrote, "Wow... I really didn't think he would really make this idiotic move. Great news is how many votes he just lost. Lots of those TikTok'ers are over 18 years old." Others said, "Trump’s ban on TikTok could ultimately backfire. It could ensure a much larger number of 18-30+-year-olds will show up to vote, against him". "Wow!!! So he is legit going full out teenage girl revenge mode now!!! Really??? Out for revenge against the popular clique for their antics and freedom to speak out against him?? Lol," wrote another user. 

The news of this ban comes after the sitting POTUS had expressed keenness to ban all Chinese apps owing to ongoing political tension between the two countries surrounding the worldwide pandemic.