DPD Employee CV Victim

A MEMBER OF THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS DIED FROM COVID 19.

THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE 38 YR OLD WAS A CIVILIAN DISPATCHER AND NOT AN OFFICER. MAYOR DUGGAN HAS CONFIRMED THAT 9 POLICE OFFICERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID 19. THERE WERE SOME EARLIER DEPARTMENTAL MEETINGS, WHERE CROSS CONTACT MAY HAVE OCCURRED, GATHERINGS HAVE SINCE BEEN DISBANDED. THE MAYOR SAID 282 DETROIT POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED, AND 152 OF COULD BE BACK TO WORK BY THE END OF THE WEEK. SHOULD THEY BECOME SHORT STAFFED, THE DEPARTMENT MAY ASK THE STATE POLICE TO HELP PATROL THE CITY STREETS.

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