Conservatives Skeptical After NYPD Detective Says Shake Shack Employees Not Responsible For Poisoning Police Officers

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Some people online are still skeptical after a New York Police Department detective determined employees did not intentionally poison three police officers at a Shake Shack in New York.

As the Washington Examiner reports, the Detectives’ Endowment Association claimed in a since-deleted tweet that the unidentified officers were “intentionally poisoned” after the trio felt ill after ordering milkshakes. The tweet was left up for at least 13 hours before it was deleted.

But, in a tweet, NYPD Detective Chief Rodney Harrison announced the employees did not intentionally poison the officers but neglected to thoroughly clean their machine before preparing the milkshakes. This neglect resulted in a cleaning or sanitation product being incorporated into the milkshakes

“After a thorough investigation by the NYPD’s Manhattan South investigators, it has been determined that there was no criminality by shake shack’s employees,” Harrison tweeted.

Some people online, however, pointed out that the officers were the only three people who reported injuries.

Fox News political commentator Tomi Lahren predicted Shake Shack would elude any responsibility or backlash in the wake of the incident.

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“A lot of cancel culture going on lately but lemme guess, not gonna happen to @shakeshack after one of their employees poisoned NYPD officers, right? I’m guessing that was just a ‘social justice’ episode, right?” Lahren tweeted.

“Liberalism is a disease,” she added.

Here’s how some other people responded: