By COLlive reporter
The NYPD 71st Precinct has warned that there will be no tolerance for large gatherings of any kind in Crown Heights until further notice.
Detective Vinny Martinos of the 71st Precinct has warned that the NYPD will be enforcing these rules throughout the neighborhood, including in the front of 770 Eastern Parkway, where groups continue to gather, against the CDC requirements and Rabbonim’s letters.
On Thursday, the police broke up a small crowd on Eastern Parkway in front of 770 and forced them to disperse.
“These individuals can be infected, and can be passing along the illness to many other members of the community,” Martinos told COLlive. “People can die because of their actions.”
“It will not be tolerated. We will be making arrests.”
Residents will be allowed to leave home for shopping for essentials, such as groceries and medicine, Martinos said.
“People should make sure not to congregate at all, not for any reason,” he stressed.