Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director

or Joseph Mancini

April 24, 2006
For Immediate Release

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PBA President Patrick J. Lynch Reacts to
Sentencing of Cop-Shooter William Hodges

"This 25-year sentence sends a strong message that there is a heavy price to pay for shooting a police officer. The PBA is also pleased that the conviction and sentencing of William Hodges demonstrates how much of an anti-police bias Judge Laura Blackburne had when she wrongfully dismissed charges against this attempted cop-killer. Justice has been served and New York City will be safer because of it.