New York Post
January 26, 2004

PBA LASHES OUT AT COMMISH

By ANDY GELLER

Outraged cops and the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association ripped into Police Commissioner Ray Kelly yesterday for saying the shooting of a black Brooklyn teen by a white cop appeared to have "no justification."

"It is absolutely wrong for Commissioner Kelly to have jumped to conclusions when he knows that the police officer involved has not had an opportunity to speak with the district attorney's office," declared PBA president Patrick Lynch. "This investigation should be allowed to move forward without being tainted by politics or comments by Police Commissioner Kelly or others."

Rank-and-file cops vented more anger on NYPDRant, an unofficial Police Department Web site.

A cop calling himself '263tompkins' agreed: "If you ever needed another reason to hate this job, you got it yesterday."