No Criminality by Shake Shack After Policemen Get Sick From Drink

No Criminality by Shake Shack After Policemen Get Sick From Drink

No Criminality by Shake Shack After Policemen Get Sick From Drink

In an update tweet Tuesday morning the burger chain said they were "relieved to hear the officers are all okay" and are "working hard to get the full picture".

Like most U.S. cities, NY has had daily protests demanding racial justice since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.

Investigators believe a cleaning solution used to clean the milkshake machines wasn't fully cleared and may have gotten into the officers' drinks. Upon receiving their milkshakes, the officers complained of a "funny taste" and were taken to Bellevue Hospital with concerns they'd been poisoned by a rogue employee.

"Tonight, three of our fellow officers were intentionally poisoned by one or more workers at the Shake Shack at 200 Broadway in Manhattan", the Detectives Endowment Association confirmed.

Shake Shack tweeted that it was "horrified" by reports of the alleged contamination.

"Police in New York City and across the country are under attack by vicious criminals who dislike us simply because of the uniform we wear", DEA President Paul DiGiacomo said in a statement.

Among those injured was Sgt. William Maher, who was struck by an SUV and was hospitalized for several days, police said.

"Make no mistake", Shea said. Union leaders have pushed back against campaigns to "defund the police", arguing that NYPD officers have been wrongly smeared as "animals and thugs".

The officers determined a toxic substance was added to their beverages.

"We can not afford to let out guard down for even a moment", Lynch warned.

About 600 anti-crime unit plainclothes officers have been reassigned to new roles, effective immediately, in a victory for the Black Lives Matter movement and its push for police reform.

NY police union President Patrick Lynch, noting that shootings and murders rose a year ago, said city leaders "will have to reckon with the consequences" of a strategy that de-emphasises proactive policing. Shea also stated that the use of plainclothes police officers is part of an "outdated model" of policing that pitted police against the communities they are supposed to protect, according to the Times.

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