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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

February 21, 2013
For Immediate Release


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PBA PRESIDENT REACTS TO PROBATION VIOLATION
SENTENCING OF MICHAEL VELEZ
(DRIVER IN THE FIGOSKI MURDER)

Michael Velez, the driver who was acquitted of all charges in the murder of PO Peter Figoski, was convicted of probation violations in a previous crime was sentenced to two years of incarceration (one of which he already served awaiting trial in the Figoski murder) and three years probation.  In reaction to this sentence, PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“The revolving door of justice continues to spin and, in a year, it will spit out this misfit to return to his life of crime.  The jury set him free and if the past is any indication, he’ll be part of more deadly crimes in the future.  It’s disgraceful.”

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