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NYPD cop sues to overturn 40 days of lost pay for wearing Trump patch on duty

By Priscilla DeGregory
January 24, 2023

An NYPD cop who was disciplined for wearing a “Trump Make Enforcement Great Again 2020” patch while on duty is asking a judge to overturn her punishment of 40 days of lost pay, claiming she didn’t get a fair internal trial, new court papers show.

Sgt. Dana Martillo was suspended for 10 days and docked 30 days of vacation after a video surfaced of her wearing the “politically oriented patch” while working a Black Lives Matter protest outside a police precinct in Fort Greene on Feb. 5, 2021.

The patch had the Marvel Comics character the Punisher symbol with former President Donald Trump’s signature hairstyle.

Martillo — who has been on the force since 2008 — also wore a second patch of the Punisher skull, which is popular with a far-right group called the Three Percenters.

At an administrative trial, Martillo was found guilty of all four charges she faced, including wearing unauthorized patches and expressing personal political beliefs on duty.

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2023/01/24/nypd-cop-sues-to-overturn-penalty-for-wearing-trump-patch-on-duty/