In the last seven weeks, the NYPD has arrested and issued summonses for almost 400 people, mostly blacks and Latinos, for allegedly violating social distancing and other violations, newly released data shows. Demographic data for social distancing enforcement by the NYPD between March 16 and May 5 was published on Friday after videos posted on social media last weekend raised questions over whether police are enforcing consistently in neighborhoods of different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds. The statistics showed that 374 summonses were issued for allegations likely to spread disease and to violate emergency measures. Of those who received the summonses, 193 are African American, 111 are Hispanic, 51 are white, 14 are Asian and three are American Indian. In Brooklyn, 206 summonses were issued including 121 from 12 alleged social gatherings. In the Bronx, 99 summonses were issued including 42 at five social gatherings. “We have to make sure that we are impartial in how we enforce the law,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Thursday during an internal question-and-answer session. “We have a couple videos that people think otherwise.” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said his office is “reviewing allegations of excessive force during recent Brooklyn arrests and will investigate


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