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May 28, 2004

Police Might Join Protests During Republican Convention

Police may not only be working at protests during this summer's Republican National Convention, but they may also be picketing.

Patrick Lynch    

On Thursday night's edition of NY1's "Inside City Hall," Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said police officers may protest in August because of their contract dispute with City Hall.

"The frustration level of New York City police officers is higher than it's ever been before, and morale is worse than it's ever been before," said Lynch. "What we should be focusing on is negotiating a contract that'll help continue to repair this city."

The police union represents more than 23,000 police officers, and has been without a contract for almost two years.

Police in Boston are planning similar protests at the Democratic National Convention in July.