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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

September 11, 2015




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PBA PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO
BLAKE MISTAKEN ID ARREST VIDEO

 

PBA President Lynch said: 

“The police officer was apprehending what he had every reason to believe was an individual who had just committed a crime.  The apprehension was made under fluid circumstances where the subject might have fled and the officer did a professional job of bringing the individual to the ground to prevent that occurrence.  It is truly unfortunate that the arrest was a result of mistaken identity by the complainant in the case and we regret any embarrassment or injury suffered by Mr. Blake as a result.”

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