Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

February 9, 2006
For Immediate Release




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Statement on the Grant of a Temporary Restraining Order That Will Require the NYPD to Provide Personnel Records to Prospective Employers

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: “The city can’t hire enough police officers and can’t honestly keep the ones they have from leaving for better opportunities, so they resort to underhanded tactics like refusing to share personnel information. It’s really very simple. The best people go to the highest bidder and New York City is not competitive in police pay. Fix it, or the NYPD will wind up with nothing but people who had no other options than to become NYPD cops and that will not serve the city well for the future. It is a pity that it had to take a Supreme Court Judge’s ruling to make the NYPD do what is right.”

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