Two high-ranking NYPD officers got busted of uploading fake COVID-19 injection cards into the department’s system.
The lieutenant and captain have been stripped of their shields and guns after an internal investigation discovered the fraudulent paperwork.
In response, the NYPD officers were demoted to desk duty.
An NYPD lieutenant and a captain have been stripped of their shields and guns after they were accused of using bogus vaccination cards to get around the department’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.https://t.co/Iyk9jgmY52
— Janelle Fiona Griffith (@janellefiona) December 16, 2021
— NewsBreak (@newsbreakApp) December 16, 2021
NYPD officers, already known for lying, caught forging fraudulent vaccine cards https://t.co/iaTQLZGLyM
— Nezua 🌊 (@nezua) December 17, 2021
The New York Post noted:
Lieutenant Joseph Marsella and Captain Desmond Morales were placed on modified duty Tuesday for allegedly trying to evade the citywide vaccine mandate by submitting the bogus paperwork into the department’s system, police sources said.
“There’s two modified right now,” a high-ranking police source said. “There’s numerous people being summonsed by the Attorney General and FBI.”
Marsella works in the 72nd Precinct and joined the department in 2008.
Morales joined the force in 2000 and works in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear what precinct or unit he’s part of.
Both will lose their guns and shields, the sources said.
“I know he’s not the only one,” another source said of Morales. “But I don’t know how many.”
A spokesman for the NYPD confirmed that Internal Affairs had launched a probe and the two cops had been stripped of their badge and gun and assigned to desk duty.
On October 29th, NYPD and other municipal workers were placed on unpaid leave for not showing proof of COVID-19 inoculation.
New York City is bracing for a worker shortage as its COVID-19 vaccine mandate looms and tens of thousands of municipal employees remain unvaccinated. Workers who don’t comply by the 5 p.m. Friday deadline will be put on unpaid leave starting Monday. https://t.co/zYbDywdDrC
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 29, 2021
Thousands of NYPD officers sought a medical or religious exemption from Mayor De Blasio’s COVID-19 jab mandate.
Officers that applied for an exemption could remain on the job until their application was approved or denied.
The police union representing NYPD officers sued the city and vowed to fight the tyrannical mandate from the mayor’s office.
Police union sues NYPD over requests for exemption from vaccine mandate
Some 6,500 cops have filed requests for exemption from the vaccine mandate for religious or medical reasons since the mandate went into effect Oct. 29.https://t.co/ZpspMiqht9
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 29, 2021
NYPD has 6,170 out of 52,100 employees, requesting religious or medical accommodation.
“All city employees who are applying for an exemption, which went into effect 10/29, are allowed to continue working until their application is approved or denied.”https://t.co/xyZMU7JEHD
— Heidi Boghosian (@HeidiBoghosian) November 15, 2021
The NYPD’s largest union, the PBA, sues NYC, asking to block the COVID vaccine mandate from taking effect this week
They said the “vax or test” program was enough.
Nearly 30% of city workers hadn’t gotten the vaccine yet when the mandate was announced.https://t.co/VXjwTFYYBO
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 25, 2021
New York City Police Union (PBA) Sues to Block NYC's Covid Vaccine Mandate. Labor group calls requirement a violation of officer autonomy. City says its mandates are ‘lawful and keep New Yorkers safe’ https://t.co/RcD93dWAHk
— Unapologetic Fun (@stevewells11) October 26, 2021
Oddly enough, the NYPD has aggressively enforced the same COVID-19 jab mandate their union vowed to fight.
Footage from the Cheesecake Factory arrest on Rumble:
And from Applebee’s the following night:
— TheCreation (@TheCreation) December 17, 2021
Multiple people arrested in NYC for trying to eat in Applebee’s without a vaccine passport!
If they only use this energy to arrest the thugs breaking into stores and looting!
— 🇺🇸 Pismo 🇺🇸 (@Pismo_B) December 16, 2021
Does NYPD want their cake and eat it too?
Do they have zero difficulties enforcing the illegal COVID-19 jab mandates on law-abiding citizens while not wanting it applied to their officers?
— Leeroy Johnson (@LeeroyPress) December 17, 2021