After the New York City subway video went viral, New York Police Department officials who did not wear masks were disciplined

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New York City (WABC)-New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea (Dermot Shea) said that in a viral video, two police officers drove a passenger out of a subway station. Wearing a mask annoys them.

Shay called the actions of these officials “absolutely unforgivable,” but he added that they will not be fired or suspended.

“There is no excuse for what I saw in that video,” he said. “We are better than that.”

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The incident occurred at around 9 am on Tuesday at the 8th Street station in Greenwich Village.

The video shows a police officer without a mask escorting the rider named Andrew Gilbert from the station. You can hear the officer telling commuters that he is disrupting order.

“I was the first to defend an officer, and I think many of you know this,” Shay said. “I am also the first to point out the error when it is wrong… I think the public deserves better treatment than this.”

Gilbert sent a statement to Eyewitness News, recounting his description of the incident.

He said: “I was only on my way to and from work. When I got off the train, I noticed that these two policemen were standing on the platform without masks. This is quite typical for the New York Police Department.” When I saw them doing this in the subway, I started filming them, so I walked over and asked them why they didn’t wear a mask. The male police officer kept pretending not to hear what I was saying. He told me, “I can’t hear you through your mask. “The voice of “Wait. A few seconds later, another woman noticed this and came over to start recording. She was the one who posted the video on Twitter and spread it on Twitter. I kept asking them to comply. The law and wearing a mask, the police officer declared that I was “destructive”, then grabbed me, pushed me to the emergency exit 60 feet away, slammed me over. He yelled at me: “If you You are not going to take the train, you can leave. ‘”

The New York Police Department has not announced the detailed reasons for the incident, but the woman who filmed the video told eyewitness news that the male police officer laughed at Gilbert, although she did not believe that he was aggressive or provocative when speaking to the police officer.

Acting MTA Chairman and CEO Janno Lieber attacked these police officers and said that the time for “more than a few police officers” to start complying with underground mask regulations has passed.

“We obviously have more than a few policemen who are not following the rules,” he said. “Come on. Lead by example. You are the ones responsible for making everyone obey wearing masks and all our behaviors and rules that apply to public places. Come on. That’s enough.”

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The New York Police Department stated that the incident is still under internal review.

“I am troubled by that video,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “I kind of didn’t like what I saw. I didn’t see everything except the clip when the person was removed. I saw that the police did not wear a mask in the subway. This is obvious. This is unacceptable.” We have issued 1,000 orders. If you want to participate in law enforcement, you actually have to participate in compliance with the law. ”

Gilbert said he does not expect these officers to face serious consequences.

“I sincerely hope that the two police officers who attacked me will be severely punished as permitted by law, but I have no doubt that this will not happen,” he said. “When these police officers are quietly beaten on the wrist, it will send a message to all other corrupt police officers that there is no consequence for violating the law and ill-treatment of the public.”

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