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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

January 8, 2013
For Immediate Release


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PBA REACTS TO FEDERAL JUDGE'S STOP AND FRISK DECISION

 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“When left to the discretion of a police officer, stop and frisk is a lawful and essential tool to ensure the safety of the public and police alike. But the actions at issue are part of a Department program specifically designed to compensate for the dangerously low staffing levels imposed on the NYPD by the City's misguided budget priorities. We welcome any training that will allow our members to better perform their jobs, but reject efforts to hold our members responsible for management’s poorly conceived programs. Perhaps funding will now be made available to safely staff our streets which would allow the NYPD to fulfill its mission without reliance on stop-gap programs like this one.”

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