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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

November 13, 2014




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PBA PRESIDENT SAYS COUNCIL PROPOSALS
WILL ENDANGER THE PUBLIC AND POLICE


PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“This bill is unnecessary.  There are already state laws — enacted with great care and consideration — that govern the use of any kind of force by police officers.  The Council’s meddling and uninformed proposals will prevent police officers from taking the actions that they reasonably believe they should to secure the situation in encounters with potentially armed and dangerous suspects. These proposals will endanger both the police and the public alike. The negative anti-police message that this out of control City Council consistently sends is a disincentive to pro-active policing that will leave cops standing on the corner like potted palms. The political posturing by this Council is dangerous and destructive and not in the best interest of public safety.” 

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