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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

July 3, 2012
For Immediate Release




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PBA PRESIDENT PATRICK J. LYNCH REACTS TO
ANOTHER GUN-TOTING JUVENILE’S STOP-AND-FRISK
CONVICTION BEING OVERTURNED BY
THE APPELLATE DIVISION

 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“This police officer’s testimony describes a legally executed and appropriate stop that resulted in the confiscation of a dangerous and illegal handgun from a juvenile in a neighborhood overrun with guns.  The ability of a police officer to stop, question and frisk an individual is a highly effective tactic when left to the discretion of a police officer.  However, its usefulness as a tool is corrupted when quotas are applied.  Police officers’ discretion to use the appropriate tool in any given set of circumstances is critical to effective policing.”

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