NYPD police officers are being threatened with denied vacation time unless they end their “quiet strike” of refusing to issue summonses, according to one police union source.

New York City police officers began what many believed to be an intentional slowdown in issuing summonses after controversial comments made by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Following the refusal of a Staten Island grand jury to indict a police officer for choking Eric Garner to death, de Blasio publicly lamented that he had to tell his mixed-race soon to be careful around police officers, implying an overarching racist sentiment among law enforcement personnel.

That left a bitter taste in the mouths of many of New York’s finest. Following that incident, there was a noticeable slowdown in issuing summonses.

But now, precincts are starting to crack down.

“Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses,” one union source said. “This is the same practice that caused officers to be labeled racist and abusers of power.”

One precinct is taking an approach that some might consider unduly harsh.

“Everyone here is under orders — no time off,” said one officer at the 105th Precinct in Queens. “And the majority of [new] summonses written aren’t protecting the public in any way. But now they’re realizing how much revenue the city is losing and they’re enforcing their will upon us.”

In once case, no police officer on duty was allowed to return to the precinct or even take a break until two summonses were logged, according to one source.

“To have all the manpower utilized for the sole purpose of writing summonses is a very dangerous way to utilize manpower,” he said. “This is not what we’re out here for.”

The station house has memos posted that notifies officers that no new vacation days would be approved beyond those which have already been approved. There would also be no sick days without a doctor’s note.

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