The pressure must be getting to New York City’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot. She just snapped at New York City’s highest ranking uniformed police officer, Chief of Department Terence Monahan, that she could care less than the posteriors of two sewer-dwelling rodents in regards to Monahan’s police officers.
Actually, when Monahan requested 500K protective surgical facemasks for his officers from the city’s health commissioner, Barbot flat-out told him (and this is a direct quote), “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops”, according to the New York Post.
New York City’s health commissioner blew off an urgent NYPD request for 500,000 surgical masks as the coronavirus crisis mounted — telling a high-ranking police official that “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” The Post has learned.
Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the heartless remark during a brief phone conversation in late March with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Monahan asked Barbot for 500,000 masks but she said she could only provide 50,000, the sources said.
“I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops,” Barbot said, according to sources.
“I need them for others.”
The conversation took place as increasing numbers of cops were calling out sick with symptoms of COVID-19 but before the department suffered its first casualties from the deadly respiratory disease, sources said.