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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

July 3, 2015




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PBA PRESIDENT ON A VIDEO
OF A KNIFE CARRYING MAN RESISTING ARREST

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PBA president Lynch said:

“This is a text book example of an individual who was spotted with a weapon resisting arrest, attempting to walk away and the two police officers involved doing exactly what they must do to take the man into custody.  Given the current atmosphere on the streets today, people mistakenly think that they have the right to resist arrest and that inevitably leads to confrontation and potential injury.  The use of force in making an arrest is always ugly but is absolutely necessary and appropriate when the suspect resists.  These two officers did their job, they did it appropriately and they are to be commended for a job well done.””

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