NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is ordering all its officers to mask up or face disciplinary action.
The move comes after criticism from the public and Gov. Andrew Cuomo that many officers were enforcing the rule but not following it themselves.READ MORE: Christopher VanKleeck's Family Says Police Shooting 'Appears To Be Justifiable' FBI: Suspect Killed During Kidnapping Investigation At Leonia Apartment Complex
The department says officers should wear masks at all times when performing duties in public areas except when social distancing is possible or when eating or drinking.MORE NEWS: Police: Suspects Stole 76 Bottles Of Perfume Worth More Than $7,000
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