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According to Covil, Jamar Mackey, whose detention was recorded in a viral video, allegedly received a positive coronavirus test result on Christmas Eve five days after being caught by an unmasked police officer.
According to his fiancé Shantel Covil, a black man who was detained by police in Virginia Beach, Virginia after being suspected of a crime he did not commit, tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Mackey’s ordeal occurred on December 19, when he and Covil and their 13-year-old son and their baby were having lunch at a table in the Lynnhaven Mall dining hall and “trying to enjoy the holidays.”
In the video shot by Covil, a white Virginia Beach police sergeant handcuffed Mackey as she sat at the table and said, “I want to talk to you, okay?” and talking about a suspect in a black truck.
“You’ve all found the wrong person. We don’t even have a black truck,” the video told Covil’s sergeant not wearing a protective mask.
According to the video, the sergeant then told the visibly angry Mackey to stand up.
“You will do this in public, cause me to go out in front of my family?” Mackey said to the sergeant who grabbed Mackey’s arm and took him out of the crowded dining hall and the front door, they were also greeted by other police officers who were not wearing masks.
When Mackey and Covil got out, they contacted another white officer, telling him they had found the wrong person over and over again. “Maybe you’re the wrong person,” the officer replied, telling Mackey to “calm down” and “relax.”
After reaching his radio, the sergeant told Mackey that he was really the wrong man, but he briefly held Mackey in handcuffs and said “give me a minute.”
Mackey asked for the handcuffs to be removed immediately, and the sergeant told Mackey that he matched the credit card fraud suspect’s description with the dreadlocks and was dressed all black.
According to the video, Sergeant told Mackey, “I’m sincerely sorry. This was a complete misunderstanding.”
Covil, who recorded the video, told WAVY that Mackey had been tested for COVID-19 as a health measure on December 22. The test was positive on Christmas Eve, and he said that Mackey is currently under light quarantine at his home. symptoms including “low grade fever, cough and sore throat”.
Covil also said that he and the two children he shared with Mackey were also tested. As of Tuesday evening, they had not received their results.
VBPD Chief Paul Neudigate apologized to Mackey’s arrest at a press conference on December 21. When asked about the unmasked officer, Neudigate said that the VBPD officers should cover their faces.
“It will be addressed,” said Neudigate. “There is a requirement. We need to wear masks. We set the standard, we set an example for our community.
Neudigate added that a possible third party may have been implicated in identifying Mackey to the police as a possible suspect.
Neudigate also said that VBPD officers arrested a different person with a dreadlock who was later accused of credit card fraud.
The Virginia Beach Police Department was unable to tell if the officer involved had COVID-19 due to health privacy laws, WVEC reported.
Mackey’s attorney Don Scott told “Good Morning America” on December 22 that they are currently seeking legal action against the police department.
“Everyone in this area knows how to treat it. Black men are treated like this in Virginia Beach,” Scott told the GMA. “This is what we hope to be able to change.” ABC News did not receive a response from the Virginia Beach Police Department for the comment.