NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tests positive for COVID-19


New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea has tested positive for coronavirus.

“He is well. He is home. He is running the department from afar. He is in regular contact with senior staff,” a senior law enforcement officer told The Post.

The NYPD confirmed this news on Twitter.

Police sources told The Post that Shia had recently been in close contact with people who later tested positive for the virus. Sources told that he again questioned and conducted the test.

The city’s top police officers are the latest in the NYPD to test positive for the epidemic bug, which has saved thousands of officers and members of the force’s 46 uniformed offices and civilians.

According to police officials, already this year, 462 police have tested positive for the virus.

It was not immediately known whether any of the executive staff was in recent contact with the commissioner and left it.

The news comes two days after New York City’s second attempt to vaccinate more than 70 percent of the police, which was turned down by Andrew Andrew Cuomo.

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