Judge Rules Against NYC COVID Vaccine Mandate, Orders City To Reinstate Terminated Cops

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Manhattan judge ruled against the city’s coronavirus (COVID-19) mandate as it applies to members of the city’s large police union, and ordered members of that union who were terminated or put on leave to be reinstated.

State Supreme Court Judge Lyle Frank said the mandate is invalid as a condition of employment for members of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), which brought the suit against the city.

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