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‘No criminality’ by Shake Shack employees after 3 cops sickened: NYPD

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Posted at 4:43 AM, Jun 16, 2020

NEW YORK — Three NYPD officers were taken to the hospital after dining at a Shake Shack Monday night, police said.

Shock and outrage spread on Twitter Police Benevolent Association tweeted a claim that the officers found a cleaning substance in their milkshakes.

Shake Shack later said in a statement that they were "horrified" by the reports of the officers getting sickened, and that they were working with police in their investigation.

Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted that after a thorough investigation, the NYPD found no criminality by Shake Shack’s employees.

All the officers were taken to the hospital and released a short time later, officials said.

According to police sources, it appears a machine at the burger chain was improperly cleaned, resulting in residue from a cleaning agent or bleach still inside when it was used to make beverages.