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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

July 23, 2014
For Immediate Release


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PBA PRESIDENT SPEAKS TO
PROPOSED RETRAINING FOLLOWING
DEATH IN CUSTODY

 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“The PBA is always supportive of training that will improve safety and help us be better at our jobs.  We need equipment, training and staffing in order to function effectively.  What we don’t need is training that only tells us what we can’t do when a person resists arrest.  Our members (NYC police officers) need effective, clear and precise instruction regarding how to safely arrest an individual who is physically resisting that takes our officers out of harm’s way both physically during the arrest and legally after the arrest.  Otherwise, the job of a police officer will be impossible to do.”

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