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Almost 19% of NYPD on Sick Leave

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By    |   Monday, 06 April 2020 06:49 AM

Nearly one-fifth of police officers in New York City are out sick and almost 2,000 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, a new report claims.

Staten Island's silive.com cited data from the NYPD that shows 6,718 uniformed officers were out sick on Sunday, which equals 18.6% of the total force. Further, 1,843 uniformed offers and 274 civilians who work for the department either have or had the coronavirus.

At least 11 NYPD officers have died after contracting the coronavirus, a list that includes three auxiliary officers, according to silive.com.

If a larger number of NYPD officers are out sick, the state of New York would reposition state troopers and other officers from local jurisdictions to the city.

Major crises such as assaults, murders, and rapes in New York City are down amid the coronavirus pandemic as people are forced to stay at home as much as possible. Commercial burglaries, however, were up 75% in the second half of March compared to the same period in 2019.

The New York Post reported over the weekend that the NYPD has moved several officers who are nurses to its medical unit so they can help monitor and clear for duty officers who are ill with COVID-19.

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Nearly one-fifth of police officers in New York City are out sick and almost 2,000 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, a new report claims. Staten Island's silive.com cited data from the NYPD that shows 6,718 uniformed officers were out sick on Sunday, which equals...
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