New York City's biggest police union files lawsuit in attempt to block vaccine mandate

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New York City's biggest police union filed a lawsuit Monday against Mayor Bill de Blasio's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NYC public employees.

Why it matters: The mandate requires all city employees to have had at least one dose by this Friday. They must show proof of vaccination or they'll be placed on unpaid leave. The Police Benevolent Association of New York tweeted Monday that it's seeking a temporary restraining order to halt the mandate, pending the outcome of its lawsuit.

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  • The suit, filed in Staten Island, is seeking to enable unvaccinated police officers to continue working.

Of note: About 70% of NYPD employees have received at least one dose, the mayor said when he announced news of the requirement last Wednesday, per Reuters.

Go deeper: Scores of police officers are refusing the COVID vaccine

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