Officer loses job for cutting woman’s hair

Officer fired for cutting the hair of a woman in police custody (NBC/WDIV)

WARREN, Michigan Police Dept. (NBC/WDIV) — A Warren, Mich., police officer has lost her job after cutting the hair of a woman in police custody.

This is police surveillance tape of Charda Gregory of Detroit, who was arrested for allegedly damaging a motel room and a police car.

Police video shows Officer Bernadette Najor cutting Gregory’s hair weave while Gregory is restrained in a chair.

She reportedly did it to reduce the risk of suicide.

Charges against Gregory were eventually dismissed.

Meanwhile, Najor was first suspended amid the incident but has since been fired. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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