Thousands of LAPD employees plan to seek exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

More than 2,600 LAPD employees have indicated that they plan to pursue religious exemptions, while more than 350 plan to seek medical ones, according to a source in city government.

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ModCenturyMidern
ModCenturyMidern
221 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Not the guys who blew themselves up with fireworks? They're so top-notch.

Mattisthe1
Mattisthe1
161 · 11 days ago · Reddit

LAPD: I will get SHOT for this community!

LAPD: Wait, not like that

rivalpinkbunny
rivalpinkbunny
156 · 11 days ago · Reddit

LA attorney, Mike Feuer sums it up perfectly: “It cannot be the case that the health of anyone’s child, anyone’s grandma, anybody in our city could be put at risk because they come into contact with a first responder who hasn’t been vaccinated,”

backpackwayne
backpackwayne
101 · 11 days ago · Reddit

The answer should be no unless there is a compelling health issue. Just because "I don't want to" is not a good enough reason. Get one or you are not allowed to work out in the public.

The shot is not just for you. It's for the people you "Protect & Serve"

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southsun
southsun
71 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Do they seek hospitalization exemptions in case of COVID as well? Stay true to you disbelief in medicine, don't occupy the place of the people that really need it. If not, this is BS and they should get fired on spot, if yes - even more fired due to the lack of brain.

tristram_shandy_
tristram_shandy_
68 · 11 days ago · Reddit

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Thousands of Los Angeles Police Department employees plan to seek exemptions to rules requiring city employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to preliminary figures obtained Monday by The Times.

More than 2,600 LAPD employees have indicated that they plan to pursue religious exemptions, while more than 350 plan to seek medical ones, according to a source in city government who was not authorized to share the preliminary data.

Under the ordinance, city employees must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 5 unless they are granted a religious or medical exemption. Employees who receive exemptions will be subject to regular testing for the coronavirus, according to the ordinance.

City officials pushed back a deadline last week for employees to seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement, instead giving workers until the end of Monday to indicate that they plan to pursue an exemption. As of early evening on Monday, nearly 3,000 of 12,311 LAPD employees had done so, and the number could grow before a midnight cutoff. Preliminary figures were not available for other city departments.

The numbers indicate how many employees say they intend to seek an exemption, but the city has yet to vet such requests. Workers could still opt to get vaccinated after telling the city they plan to ask for an exemption.

The vaccination rate among LAPD employees has hovered at slightly more than 50% for months, lagging behind the general public and raising concerns about the health risk posed to the people they interact with on the streets and in confined spaces such as jails and courthouses.

bobdoleequalsgod
bobdoleequalsgod
65 · 11 days ago · Reddit

After watching the deluge of 9/​11 stuff on tv this week my partner and I talked about how we don’t think this generation of police would ever do something heroic like that.

If most won’t get a simple vaccine to protect the public why would we think they’d rise to the occasion in a true emergency?

cuthman99
cuthman99
65 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Thousands of LAPD employees are morons.

I mean, I know. It seems obvious enough. But still... sigh.

kristopolous
kristopolous
56 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Good, they should exercise their rights and quit the force! Hopefully the sheriffs will join and resign en masse too!

Go ahead and protest brother! Defund, I mean uh defend, yes defend the police!

OptimalFunction
OptimalFunction
26 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Medical/​religious exemptions for the covid 19 vaccine should be granted, for those that have been granted prior exemption to other vaccines required by LAPD. Everyone else including other city unions need to grow tf up.

Side note: LAPD is getting a lot of heat for Covid vaccine hesitancy, but the rest of the city’s employees aren’t doing any better. LAPD just happens to publish numbers, other departments don’t. Many city employees don’t live in LA city (or in the county), so they represent the small upper middle class portion of SoCal that dislike big government but have no problem cashing their big government/​big union paycheck. Hypocrites.

Yummy_Castoreum
Yummy_Castoreum
19 · 11 days ago · Reddit

So much for "protect and serve." Fuck these plague-rat shitheads.

shadow1515
shadow1515
18 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Hot take: vaccine mandate is a backdoor reduction in force for city police forces.

CaliSummerDream
CaliSummerDream
12 · 11 days ago · Reddit

How do you claim religious exemption exactly? What religion is anti-vaccine? Did their founders say vaccine isn’t cool or something?

tkang
tkang
10 · 11 days ago · Reddit

What a great opportunity to fire the dumbest employees collecting a public paycheck. Fire them all and replace them with people with 4 year degrees…. I know several who did not get a job because there were no openings

v_StormCrow_v
v_StormCrow_v
9 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Thousands of LAPD employees prove they are susceptible to mind control and mass hysteria. They reject provable science that will reduce death and long term suffering from this virus.

Were they against all the other required vaccines and safety protocols that weren't subject to mass hysterical propaganda?

Do they drive through red lights, stop signs, etc. because these impinge on their freedumb?

Maybe they should be let go due to the danger they pose to the public health and safety.

modernmanshustl
modernmanshustl
7 · 11 days ago · Reddit

If they need a medical exemption for a vaccine are they not fit to be a police officer then?

RustyRapeaXe
RustyRapeaXe
7 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Lets have those guys out in public catching and spreading covid.

Portumbli
Portumbli
6 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Wouldn't that fall in line with the majority of terrorist cops that are oath keepers and proud boys? I know there are a few good cops that don't know any bad cops, and have no idea that their colleagues beat up and murder brown folks... /s

WarProgenitor
WarProgenitor
5 · 11 days ago · Reddit

This is a nice subtle way to kick moronic assholes off of the LAPD for good.

Vaccines are for public safety, if they can't help keep the public safe, they need a different career, plain and simple.

tcrosby
tcrosby
5 · 11 days ago · Reddit

Strange, you think they’d want to cover their faces considering how much they love covering their badge numbers.

ACAB

AmbiguousMusubi
AmbiguousMusubi
5 · 11 days ago · Reddit

I expected better from LAPD. That being said, they have consistently disappointed me, so I’m not surprised.

sunrisegravy
sunrisegravy
5 · 11 days ago · Reddit

good, should be easy to fire them all and hire educated people