Two High-Ranking NYPD Officers Are Accused Of Forging Vaccination Cards To Avoid City Mandates


After being accused of utilising counterfeit vaccination cards and get around the department’s COVID-19 vaccine obligation, an NYPD lieutenant and captain were removed of their shields and firearms.

As Internal Affairs investigates, Lt. Joseph Marsella and Capt. Desmond Morales have been placed on modified duty and assigned to desk duty, according to NYPD brass.

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The vaccine requirement, which mandates cops who refuse to obtain the vaccine to take unpaid vacation, took effect on Oct. 29. Approximately 6,500 cops applied for religion or medical exemptions.

We made it obvious right on that vaccination noncompliance was a severe issue. According to NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Public Information John Miller, who was hospitalised with COVID-19 in March 2020, it’s not just about the health of the individual NYPD employee, but also the health of their coworkers and people around them.

“We devised a method.” Miller said it covered how to request for an exception as well as a two-tiered appeals process. It would be a significant breach of integrity and the law if the investigation found that these two officers provided the department with fraudulent documentation.

Marsella, whose entered the NYPD in 2008, was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the 72nd Precinct in December 2020. Morales, who has been with the NYPD for 21 years, was most recently assigned to the Grand Larceny Division.

On Wednesday, attempt to contact both policemen were unsuccessful.

The New York Daily News revealed last month that the city Department of Investigation is looking into reports that up to ten city EMTs are selling fraudulent COVID-19 immunisation cards.

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