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Over 1,000 NYPD officers have examined constructive for coronavirus, police say

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Greater than 1,000 uniformed officers within the nation’s largest police drive have examined constructive for coronavirus.

The New York Metropolis police division reported Tuesday 1,048 uniformed members of the drive and 145 civilian members had examined constructive for COVID-19. Greater than 5,600 officers, 15.6 % of the workforce referred to as out sick Tuesday.

In complete, the NYPD has over 36,000 members.

Nonetheless, the NYPD continued to go to over 13,560 areas — supermarkets, eating places, public areas and different services — to make sure nonessential companies stay closed and remind New Yorkers to not congregate in public.

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Previously week, the NYPD has misplaced 5 members to coronavirus-related issues: a detective in Harlem, a Queens faculty security agent, two administrative aides and a custodian.

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On Tuesday, the NYPD introduced New York Metropolis Police Basis had bought 150,000 every of masks, gloves and hand sanitizer packets to be distributed all through the drive.

Fortunately crime is down within the Massive Apple for the second straight week amid the coronavirus lockdown. The general crime price decreased 22 % for the week ending Sunday in comparison with the earlier week. Police recorded 1,042 index crimes, the seven felonies that comprise the crime price, from March 23-29, down practically 300 from the earlier week’s 1,337 index crimes.

Police additionally made far fewer arrests final week: 1,712, down 32 % in comparison with the earlier week’s 2,506.

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Regardless of declining numbers, crime remains to be up 13 % for the yr, for which police have laid blame on bail reform and different felony justice reforms which went into impact Jan. 1.

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