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NYC Health Boss: I Don't Care About Cops

'I Don’t Give Two Rats’ Asses About Your Cops'

Jeff Katz
May 15, 2020 - 1:36 pm

New York City’s health commissioner reportedly rejected an urgent request from the New York Police Department (NYPD) asking for 500,000 surgical masks in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, telling a police official, "I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops."

According to the New York Post, Dr. Oxiris Barbot made this disgusting comment during a phone conversation with NYPD Chief Terence Monahan.

Monahan had asked Barbot for an additional 500,000 masks, but she offered him only 50,000. 

"I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops," Barbot said, according to sources. "I need them for others."

The NYPD has reported 5,490 coronavirus cases among its 55,000 police officers and civilian workers, with 41 deaths, according to data released Wednesday evening.

Making matters worse, since Barbot's comment, police officials have discovered that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene had a large stash of masks, ventilators and other equipment stored in a warehouse in New Jersey. 

In the wake of her remarks, the New York City Police Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association have called for Barbot to resign.