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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

October 3, 2007
For Immediate Release




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PBA REACTS TO FIRST BREATHALYZER TESTS 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“The PBA is working with the other police unions to challenge this unnecessary and excessive policy.  This is a perfect example of members of the service returning fire when fired upon, which policy clearly allows, and yet, they are being treated as if their actions were reckless.  Aside from the fact that we believe that this policy is the subject of bargaining, there is absolutely no reason to submit these courageous detectives to such a test because they were working within the parameters of policy and within the scope of their job.  They should be receiving praise and commendations not alcohol testing.”

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