#Jamar #Mackey, the VA #Beach man cops erroneously detained at a mall, says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 … and he’s squarely blaming the maskless officers who cuffed him.
#Jamar’s outrageous encounter with cops on #Dec. 19 made national headlines, because VA #Beach PD grabbed the wrong guy in what appeared to be a clear case of racial profiling. #At the time, #Jamar and his fiancé told TMZ they were pissed — not only for the humiliation and alleged profiling — but because the officers were not wearing masks.
#Jamar and #Shantel #Covil tell us they take the pandemic and quarantine very seriously because he owns a sanitizing business, and she has a home healthcare business. They both test frequently, and he says he got his positive test result on #Dec. 22 — just 3 days after the incident — so he’s convinced that was the source of his infection.
#As for whether the involved officers have the coronavirus — VBPD says they can’t comment due to privacy laws.
#So far, #Shantel has tested negative, but #Jamar tells us they’re most concerned about their children, including their a newborn, contracting the virus.
#Jamar and #Shantel say they want VBPD to make some big changes, including firing the maskless officer who handcuffed #Jamar.