LAPD Officers Sue City Over COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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 Six Los Angeles Police Department officers are demanding in a new lawsuit that a federal judge immediately overturn the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for city employees, claiming there’s no evidence that natural-acquired immunity isn’t as effective as the jab.

“The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer lasting or more complete immunity than those who have recovered from COVID,” according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court against the city of Los Angeles, its police chief, mayor and administrative officer.

The Los Angeles City Council last month approved an ordinance requiring city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by early October, unless they are granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Under the mandate, employees would be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a weekly negative COVID-19 test.

A message seeking comment sent to the City Attorney’s Office after regular business hours was not immediately answered. An LAPD spokeswoman said the department does not comment on pending litigation.

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