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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

January 29, 2010
For Immediate Release




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PBA PRESIDENT REACTS TO
VIDEO ALLEGING ASSAULT BY POLICE OFFICERS 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“What we see in this video are police officers who are attempting to place an uncooperative suspect in handcuffs using necessary force.  The video doesn’t tell the whole story and is being expertly used by an attorney for his own and his client’s financial gain.  What is sometimes misunderstood is that necessary force looks violent and is never pretty.   Unfortunately, it must sometimes be applied by police in order to gain control of a violent situation or to arrest an uncooperative suspect.”

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