New NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell warned cops this week in opposition to handing in faux COVID-19 vaccination playing cards — reminding them that doing so is against the law, The Publish has realized.
“A state invoice relating to the falsification of COVID-19 vaccination playing cards … is in impact,” Sewell wrote in a memo to her practically 35,000 uniformed officers of the NYPD on Monday.
“Thus, COVID-19 vaccination playing cards which were solid violate Penal Legislation 170.10 (3) (forgery within the second-degree) and/or 170.25 (legal possession of a solid instrument within the second-degree). Each are Class D felonies.”
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the laws final month making solid vaccination playing cards against the law.
The memo from town’s high cop comes slightly below a month after two police supervisors — Lt. Joseph Marsella and Capt. Desmond Morales — had been positioned on modified responsibility after allegedly being busted for faux playing cards.
These cops haven’t been charged with against the law.
Police sources on the time instructed The Publish the 2 supervisors weren’t the one ones who tried to pawn off phony proof of the jab to keep away from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Since then, sources have mentioned officers with questionable playing cards, that are required to be uploaded within the division’s inner system, have been ordered to herald the bodily playing cards for inspection.
NYPD spokeswoman Sgt. Jessica McRorie mentioned of Sewell’s memo, “The message was despatched out to make officers conscious of the change within the regulation.”