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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

August 20, 2013
For Immediate Release


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PBA PRESIDENT COMMENTS ON CANDIDATE THOMPSON'S STOP-AND-FRISK PROPOSALS


PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“Candidate Thompson’s latest stop-question-and-frisk proposals are on the right track in as much as they stress safety over statistics, call for an end to quotas and recognize the critical need for hiring many more police officers. But the proposal requiring police officers to provide every person stopped with a ticket explaining the stop is just one more of the many not very practical ideas that have emerged in this debate that threaten to turn police officers into pencil-pushers and report-writers instead of crime-fighters, which risks their safety and the public’s safety.”

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