89 NYPD Officers On Leave Over Vaccine Mandate, Despite Unions Warning 10,000 Would Resist

Eighty-nine New York Police Department officers have been placed on unpaid leave since the vaccine mandate for city workers went into effect, Commissioner Dermot Shea told NY1 on Tuesday.

Driving the news: The number is in sharp contrast with an Oct. 28 news release from the heads of five major police unions representing the city’s officers, which stated that the city was set to pull 10,000 officers from the streets.

The staffing shortage that the unions anticipated has not materialized, and Shea told NY1 on Tuesday the number of officers out will not impact public safety in the city.

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