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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

April 21, 2015




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PBA PRESIDENT REACTS TO THE IG'S
SUGGESTION TO USE LAWSUIT DATA
TO EVALUATE POLICE PERFORMANCE

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“Given that many, if not most, of the lawsuits filed against NYC police officers are baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck, we don’t see where there is any validity to using them in evaluating the actions of individual officers.  The increase in lawsuits is easily explained by the City’s past practice of settling baseless cases by doling out cash instead of fighting them in court.  Using lawsuit data to review police performance will be meaningless.”

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