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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

Apr 24, 2012
For Immediate Release




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PBA PRESIDENT COMMENTS ON THE
OPENING OF COP-KILLER TRIAL

 

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“It is despicable that the defense attorney for an accused cop-killer has chosen to blame a hero cop for his own death.  This same attorney had the gall to misinterpret the actions of police officers who are trained to remain calm under pressure as they called for an ambulance for the fatally injured officer.  Police Officer Alain Schaberger responded to a domestic dispute where this violent miscreant had beaten his girlfriend and while being taken into custody he intentionally shoved Officer Schaberger over a fence killing him.  George Villanueva is a cop-killer who is exclusively and wholly responsible for the intentional death of this hero police officer.  We are confident the evidence will demonstrate that.”

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