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A new study by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health researchers found that enforcement of COVID-19 mandates by police reproduced the racial disparities found in other of policing, including in the stop-and-frisk program deemed unconstitutional because of its racially discriminatory practices in 2013.

“In addition to the potential for direct physical harm as a result of these police stops, the use of police to enforce public health mandates could be especially dangerous during an infectious disease pandemic,” said Sandhya Kajeepeta, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia Mailman School, and first author. “NYPD officers have reported high rates of infection and have low mask-wearing compliance themselves. Thus, police stops, which involve forced close physical interactions, increase the risk of COVID spread.”

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