NYPD Police Union Files Lawsuit Against COVID Vaccine Mandate

Police Benevolent Association lawyers filed a lawsuit in Staten Island court to halt the mandate scheduled to take effect Friday.

The petition argues the strict rule — which places city workers on unpaid leave so long as they don’t comply — shouldn’t apply to NYPD officers.

“Hardworking police officers who put their lives on the line for this City throughout the pandemic, and who are willing to continue the Vax or Test policy in the interim, should not have to suffer the loss of their pay and hard-earned benefits simply for declining a new vaccine while the validity and enforceability of the Vaccine Mandate is subject to litigation,” the petition states.

NEW YORK CITY — A sweeping coronavirus vaccine mandate for New York City municipal workers with no opt-out option faces a legal challenge from the NYPD’s largest union. Police Benevolent Association lawyers filed a lawsuit in Staten Island court to halt the mandate scheduled to take effect Friday.

The petition […]

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