Spitting at Cops Could Mean More Serious Charges

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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Already considered inappropriate by Erie County's top prosecutor, DA John Flynn says he's prepared on increase penalties for suspects who spit or cough on police officers during the COVID19 pandemic.

COVID-19 can be spread between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes as well as through saliva. It may also be possible that a person contracts the virus by touching an infected surface or by touching their face.Reported incidents will be investigated and prosecuted by Chief Danielle D’Abate of the DA’s Community Prosecution Unit.