Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director

or Joseph Mancini

February 18, 2010
For Immediate Release

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PBA President Lynch Reacts to a Plan to Have CCRB Lawyers Try Cases in the NYPD's Trial Room

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“There is no need for CCRB prosecutors in the NYPD.  This change is nothing more than a cynical public relations stunt, designed to placate the usual police critics.  Having said that, this pilot program will force CCRB to live with its flawed investigations and overblown, politically motivated charges by having to prove them at trial before NYPD judges.  We hope that being part of the process gives them pause before second guessing the actions of police officers in the future.”