NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner has tested positive for the coronavirus. The department’s top spokesperson said Friday that Commissioner Dermot Shea is feeling well and running the department remotely from home. Spokesperson Richard Esposito says Shea has remained in regular contact with the department’s senior staff. The 51-year-old commissioner is among thousands of NYPD personnel to test positive for the virus since the pandemic hit New York. Six detectives, a police officer, a chief and 40 civilian employees have died of COVID-19. Shea’s diagnosis comes as de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrangle over the city’s plan to vaccinate 25,000 of the department’s 35,000 officers.
Photo: FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) 20168724481846