Lifestyle Food NYPD Finds 'No Criminality' After 3 Officers Become Sick from Shake Shack Milkshakes Prior to being cleared by an investigation, authorities suspected the on-duty officers' fast food order was poisoned with bleach By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 16, 2020 09:07 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Shake Shack. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Authorities have determined there was "no criminality" after three officers became sick from Shake Shack milkshakes — originally suspecting deliberate poisoning. On Monday night, a statement from the New York City Police Benevolent Association warned officers of a potential "serious safety issue," claiming that a trio of N.Y.C. police officers ate at a Lower Manhattan Shake Shack while on duty and became ill. The message alleged that a "toxic substance, believed to be bleach, had been placed in their beverages." Officers were instructed to "carefully inspect" prepared foods purchased while on duty for "possible contamination" amid ongoing protests against police brutality. "When New York City police officers cannot even take meal without coming under attack, it is clear that environment in which we work has deteriorated to a critical level," read the statement. Shortly after learning of the situation, Shake Shack issued a statement saying they were "horrified" by the initial reports. Early Tuesday morning, however, authorities announced that, following a "thorough investigation," there "was no criminality by Shake Shack's employees," according to NYPD Detective Chief Rodney Harrison. Starbucks Reverses Policy Banning Employees From Wearing Black Lives Matter Apparel at Work Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories "Our team is working hard to get the full picture," the fast food chain tweeted in response. "In the meantime, we’re relieved to hear the officers are all okay." A spokesperson for Shake Shack did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for further comment. According to an NYPD spokesperson, the officers ate at the restaurant at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, and "soon complained of not feeling well after drinking shakes." They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and observation, said the spokesperson, and they have since been discharged.