The NYPD spokesperson did not answer questions about several instances of police violence and misconduct that were caught on video.
Over the last several days, NYPD officers have beaten protesters with nightsticks, ripped off masks to pepper-spray them at close range, driven their vehicles into crowds, and in at least one occasion pointed a gun at a group of demonstrators.
In April, Shea wrote on Twitter that some officers would be wearing mourning bands in commemoration of NYPD officers who died of Covid-19.
With New York City the epicenter of Covid-19, CCRB investigators, like other city employees, have been working remotely for weeks.
But, as The Intercept has reported, there is one city agency that has been largely spared the across-the-board cuts: the NYPD.

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