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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

February 13, 2013
For Immediate Release


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PBA PRESIDENT REACTS TO THE ACQUITTAL
OF MICHAEL VELEZ IN THE FIGOSKI MURDER CASE

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“This jury did not exhibit an ounce of the courage that Peter Figoski showed time and time again during his life as a police officer.  This is a devastating verdict for all police officers and for the Figoski family.  We are deeply disappointed that the jury completely disregarded the role that the defendant played in the death of a brave police officer.  While Peter’s tragic death brought our city together, today, this jury let the entire city down.”

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