A third Los Angeles police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus and was exhibiting symptoms inside the LAPD’s Central Division station for several days this week, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The officer, who had recently returned from a vacation out of the country, was “coughing and sweating” during roll call in Central Division, which patrols areas that include downtown L.A., two of the officials said.
Despite protests from several officers in the station, the affected officer was allowed to work for at least two days this week, according to the Times.
It was not immediately clear if the officer went out on calls or otherwise interacted with the public.
The officer was tested for the virus, and a positive result came back Saturday, according to three law enforcement officials. Additional officers who worked with the afflicted patrol officer are expected to be quarantined, officials said.
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