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The rising number of deaths at homes have NYPD detectives fighting an 'invisible bullet'

April 10, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

As coronavirus ravages the city, New York Police Department detectives are responding to a significant rise in calls to homes where a death is reported, an increase one detective called "overwhelming."

(CNN)As coronavirus ravages the city, New York Police Department detectives are responding to a significant rise in calls to homes where a death is reported, an increase one detective called "overwhelming. "

The detective, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, says normally when police respond to a home with a deceased body, one or two family members usually take charge and answer detectives' questions.

DiGiacomo described the job as abnormally stressful for his members because of the risk they're taking with their lives as well as the fear that officers could bring the virus home to their family.

Like other first responders, the detective said he and fellow officers fear that they will bring the virus home to their families.

The detective said he has coworkers who are looking to rent recreational vehicles, so they don't have to go home to their families and knows others who stay in hotels.

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