09:48 GMT26 February 2021
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    The New York City Police Department has launched an investigation after a policewoman was found wearing a "politically-oriented" patch at a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

    The NYPD has moved to discipline an officer who sported a “Trump Make Enforcement Great Again 2020” patch while on duty.

    The decision is said to have been made after a video emerged online showing a female police sergeant wearing the "politically-oriented" patch during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Brooklyn on Friday.

    As seen in the video, the patch featured the skull symbol of the Marvel Comics character The Punisher, but with Trump's signature hairdo.

    In turn, the NYPD said that the officer has been disciplined and that a further investigation is ongoing.

    According to the NYPD's policy, law enforcement officers are not allowed to have anything political on their uniform or make any political statements.

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