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Five New York City Police Officers Who Died Of Coronavirus Were Black

While police officers are out there on the streets working hard to make sure people are indoor and stay clear the Coronavirus pandemic to avoid the spread, they  indirectly put themselves at risk of contacting the virus.

The New York City police department announced yesterday that about 15% of all uniformed officers, about 5,600, are currently out sick amid the coronavirus pandemic.




And the police suffered five deaths so far, all 5 of the dead officers are Black. That’s a surprising fact, given that Blacks make up less than 14% of the department. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told the media that of Tuesday evening, 1,048 uniformed members and 145 civilian members tested positive for coronavirus.

Five New York City Police Officers Who Died Of Coronavirus Were Black

The commissioner did not address the apparent racial disparity in police deaths, but he did offer some possible short term solutions to the coronavirus problem with police.

“We’ve instituted something really unprecedented in the NYPD,” he said. “Have thousands of people working for home, both on uniformed and civilian side. And that’s been going on now for weeks.”




Here are pictures of the five officers who died:

Five New York City Police Officers Who Died Of Coronavirus Were Black

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