NYPD Punishing Officer Over Politically Oriented Patches on Uniform

The female sergeant was spotted at a Black Lives Matter demonstration Friday night outside a precinct in Ft. Greene in uniform and on duty, wearing a patch which plays off former President Trump’s "Make America Great Again" slogan, video posted online from the event shows.

Still from TikTok/Twitter video showing officer wearing political patches during Black Lives Matter demonstration. (Photo: Breaking 911/Twitter)Still from TikTok/Twitter video showing officer wearing political patches during Black Lives Matter demonstration. (Photo: Breaking 911/Twitter)

The NYPD is disciplining an officer who wore a "politically oriented patch" while on duty — a day after video surfaced of a sergeant sporting a "Trump Make Enforcement Great Again 2020" patch at a Brooklyn protest.

The female sergeant was spotted at a Black Lives Matter demonstration Friday night outside a precinct in Ft. Greene, wearing a patch that says, "Make Enforcement Great Again," video posted online from the event shows.

The patch featured the skull emblem of Marvel Comics character The Punisher — tweaked to sport a Trump-style coif, Fox reports.

The officer, identified by the Sergeants Benevolent Association on Twitter as Dana Martillo, wore a second patch featuring the Punisher skull.

The NYPD said Martillo has "received an initial discipline" and that an investigation is ongoing.

"Members of the NYPD must remain apolitical," Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday afternoon.

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