War of words between NYC health commissioner, NYPD erupted over face masks for cops; police unions fuming

May 14, 2020

An NYPD move to commandeer a half-million hospital-grade masks at the peak of the coronavirus epidemic set off a heated war of words between the city’s health commissioner and the […]

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Calls for NYC Health Chief Oxiris Barbot to Resign After Rejecting NYPD PPE Request

May 14, 2020

Police unions are livid and demanding New York City’s Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot resign or be fired after she reportedly gave an emphatic rejection when the NYPD sought more face […]

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Policing a Changed City, NYPD Adjusts to a Changed Mission

May 11, 2020

The Detectives’ Endowment Association, which last month threatened legal action against people who put Detectives at risk of contracting the coronavirus, also called on the city to scale back police’s […]

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WNBC News Profiles the Abear Family

May 7, 2020

On May 6, 2020, WNBC’s local New York City television news broadcast this lovely story about the widow and children of active Det. Raymond Abear of Queens Special Victims Squad […]

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Advocates demand full benefits for city workers killed by coronavirus

May 4, 2020

Advocates for essential city workers are demanding the municipal employees killed by the coronavirus receive full, line-of-duty death benefits — even if it’s unclear whether they contracted the contagion on […]

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Coronavirus poses a tough question: Did NYC essential workers die in the line of duty?

May 4, 2020

“There is no difference between being shot in the line of duty and dying from this coronavirus,” Paul DiGiacomo, the union president, said. As he spoke, two other detectives lay […]

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Two NYPD Detectives Mourned in Somber, Socially-Distant Funerals

April 26, 2020

Two NYPD detectives who succumbed to complications from COVID-19 were given solemn sendoffs Saturday — with police, friends and loved ones all donning protective masks — in what has become […]

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The ‘invisible bullet’: Mounting calls for Coronavirus bodies endangering detectives

April 26, 2020

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As the coronavirus claims lives at a staggering rate and medical officials change how they respond to emergencies during the pandemic, the number of “dead on […]

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NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association delivers lunch to Willowbrook urgent care

April 22, 2020

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD’s Detectives’ Endowment Association (DEA) delivered some appreciation to health care workers at ProHEALTH Circle urgent care in Willowbrook Wednesday afternoon by providing a lunch […]

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NYPD Detectives Union Wants to Sue those who Violate Coronavirus Social Distancing Rules

April 22, 2020

The union representing NYPD detectives wants to sue anyone who puts their members at risk of catching coronavirus by violating social distancing rules, the group said Tuesday. “To unnecessarily put […]

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