NYPD officer disciplined after video shows her wearing Trump patches on uniform

ByJeremy Murn WABC logo
Saturday, February 6, 2021
NYPD officer disciplined for wearing Trump patches on uniform
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An NYPD officer is being disciplined for allegedly wearing patches supporting former President Donald Trump on her uniform while on duty.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- An NYPD officer is being disciplined for allegedly wearing patches supporting former President Donald Trump on her uniform while on duty.

A video posted to the social networking service TikTok that was apparently recorded Friday night at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Brooklyn captured a female officer wearing a "Trump - Make Enforcement Great Again 2020" patch with a stylized skull emblem originating with the Marvel Comics character.

The unidentified officer also wore a second patch featuring the skull symbol popular with some police officers. Both skulls were tweaked to sport the former president's distinctive hairstyle.

In a post on Twitter, the NYPD said it was aware of the video and said the officer "has already received an initial discipline. A further investigation is ongoing."

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea also took to Twitter writing:

Members of the NYPD must remain apolitical - it's essential to public trust & officers' ability to perform their jobs.

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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