Press Releases: Archive

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Dec. 22, 2015 Statement on the death of Det. Joseph Lemm
Dec. 19, 2015 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch on the renewal of the Zadroga Act
Dec. 12, 2015 Santa brings gifts to the children of fallen Police Officers
Nov. 23, 2015 PBA President: Save lives by equipping and training patrol officers in counter terrorism
Nov. 9, 2015 Pat Lynch takes the Mayor and PC to task for claiming that high tech gadgets and new vests have improved morale.
Nov. 3, 2015 Tarantino stands by his insulting words
Nov. 2, 2015 New York City Police Officers are outraged at a draft PERB Award
Oct. 30, 2015 Tony Tarantino, Quentin’s father, says Quentin is dead wrong about police officers being murderers
Oct. 27, 2015 A word of thanks from PBA President Patrick J. Lynch
Oct. 25, 2015 PBA President calls for a boycott of Tarantino films
Oct. 21, 2015 P.O. Randolph Holder
Oct. 14, 2015 PBA President addresses CCRB substantiation rate and camera suggestions.
Oct. 7, 2015 Statement from PBA president Patrick J. Lynch regarding the CCRB’s substantiation of charges in the James Blake case
Oct. 1, 2015 Statement by the President of the NYC PBA on the new NYPD use of force tracking policy and the inspector general’s report
Sept. 25, 2015 PBA President on new video information on the Blake mistaken identity arrest case
Sept. 23, 2015 Order for Police Officers to leave firearms home reduces ability to protect the Pope.
Sept. 21, 2015 Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on city council proposal to track “problem cops”
Sept. 15, 2015 An Open Letter to All of Those Inclined to Jump to Conclusions
Sept. 11, 2015 PBA President responds to Blake mistaken ID arrest video
Sept. 10, 2015 PBA President on James Blake Incident
Sept. 6, 2015 $27 Million for Crime Victim Aides: PBA says spend it on more cops
Sept. 3, 2015 NYCPBA presents Governor Cuomo with "Man of the Year" award
Aug. 25, 2015 Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on “receipts” for stop, question and frisk
Aug. 18, 2015 PBA president on transfer of officers who posed with street performers
Aug. 13, 2015 Cops helping kids in the Dominican Republic: PBA helps provide school supplies, medical care
Aug. 11, 2015 PBA president blames reduction in illegal guns being confiscated on anti-cop laws
Aug. 6, 2015 PBA President on UFA Contract
Aug. 3, 2015 PBA's and Legal Momentum's release on victory for New York City Police Officers’ right to start a family without sacrificing their careers
July 30, 2015 PBA President on the IG's report on voluntary body cam program
July 22, 2015 Lynch Defends Officer’s Videotaped Actions
July 17, 2015 PBA President on the discipline of police officers for inaccurate crime categories
July 10, 2015 PBA President calls "NYPD Early Warning Program" another layer of needless oversight
July 7, 2015 PBA President says special prosecutor is unnecessary
July 3, 2015 PBA President on a video of a knife-carrying man resisting arrest
June 28, 2015 Additional police legislation is counterproductive
June 22, 2015 Plan to hire 1,000 is a "drop in the bucket."
June 5, 2015 Pat Lynch wins huge mandate in landslide victory
June 4, 2015 PBA President on the latest disability proposal by the Mayor
June 2, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch says that the increase in shootings and murders are a result of a serious shortage of police officers, too many layers of oversight and “the constant second guessing” of police officers doing the difficult job of fighting crime.
May 28, 2015 Police and Fire unions ask City Council to disregard the Mayor's “inadequate and self-serving”disability proposal
May 27, 2015 Police Officers' personal information at risk
May 23, 2015 Two police officers awarded $151,000 for false allegations made against them
May 21, 2015 Valiant police officers honored by their peers
May 13, 2015 Joint Statement from PBA President Pat Lynch and UFA President Steve Cassidy 
May 7, 2015 PBA president calls budget without more cops “…dangerous and short sighted.” 
May 4, 2015 PBA President on the passing of Police Officer Brian Moore
May 3, 2015 PBA President on P.O. Brian Moore
Apr. 28, 2015 Police-Fire coalition May 6 “March for Equality” demands equal disability pension benefits for officers and firefighters.
Apr. 21, 2015 PBA President reacts to the IG's suggestion to use lawsuit data to evaluate police performance.
Apr. 13, 2015 PBA President criticizes CCRB for its reluctance to require the swearing of complaints against Police Officers.
Apr. 6-8, 2015 Lynch: Cop-killer can never repay debt to families
Mar. 25, 2015 PBA’s call for changes to “draconian disciplinary system” are enacted by Commissioner Bratton
Mar. 24, 2015 PBA President: We will never forgive or forget actor's role in PO Enchautegui's death
Mar. 24, 2015 PBA President slams the concept of CCRB satellite offices

Mar. 19, 2015

Federal court rules unions should be heard before changes are made by the Federal Monitor

Mar. 17, 2015 PBA President answers Fusco's lies about Thompson endorsement for Brooklyn DA job
Mar. 16, 2015 PBA President: Counrts are protecting criminals while denying others the right to safety
Mar. 14, 2015 PBA President: Cop-killer Herman Bell should never be paroled
Mar. 14, 2015 Lynch says hire more cops before spending on customer satisfaction surveys
Mar. 12, 2015 PBA President on CCRB proposed changes: Good they've heard us, we'll see what they do
Mar. 9, 2015 PBA President: Halfway enforcement of anti-drug laws make street more dangerous
Mar. 8, 2015 Following brutal attack on two housing officers, PBA President calls for maximum charges and increased staffing
Mar. 5, 2015 PBA honors Police Officer Richard Rainey shot 34 years ago
Mar. 3, 2015 PBA President says new S/Q/F regs are too complex and make the job more dangerous
Feb. 26, 2015 Appellate Court allows NYCLU/PBA quota whistleblower suit to go forward
Feb. 25, 2015 Political challengers propose costly and inferior Tier 6 legislation
Feb. 24, 2015 Lynch calls for competitive pay and more police officers
Feb. 18, 2015 PBA President opposes separate system of justice for police officers
Feb. 10, 2015 PBA President calls for due process for officer indicted in an accidental death
Feb. 6, 2015 PBA President on purchase of new vests and replacement of old out-ofbb-date vests
Feb. 4, 2015 PBA President offers seven proposals to increase protection for police and the public
Feb. 3, 2015 PBA President on threat against police
Jan. 29, 2015 Following release of DOI report PBA president says close Bronx Defenders and disbar attorneys who participated in cop killer video
Jan. 27, 2015

PBA President calls on Mayor and Speaker to buy new bullet-resistant vests now, establish funding for replacements and opens door for discussion on the issue

Jan. 25, 2015 PBA says halt funding to Bronx Defenders during investigation of participation in cop-killer video
Jan. 16, 2015 PBA President speaks to low poll numbers among non-police officers
Jan. 15, 2015 PBA President on the City Council’s funding proposal for new bullet resistant vests
Jan. 12, 2015 PBA President on IG's chokehold report
Jan. 11, 2015 Pat Lynch responds to the Post and New York 1 News about pressure on officers to write summonses
Jan. 7, 2015 Statement of the five Police Unions following a meeting with the Police Commissioner
Jan. 6, 2015 PBA president speaks to the arrest of the two individuals who shot two officers in the 46 Precinct last evening during a robbery
Jan. 6, 2015 PBA President: No slowdown
Jan. 1, 2015 PBA President comments on Gov. Cuomo's Inaugural Address


Dec. 30, 2014 Police unions' reaction to today's meeting with the Mayor and the Police Commissioner
Dec. 28, 2014

PBA President expresses gratitude for expressions of support both large and small

Dec. 19, 1014 Pat Lynch congratulates NYPD officers who arrested the man who assaulted police lieutenants at demonstration
Dec. 16, 2014 Lynch says Mayor de Blasio should not meet with the Justice League NYC until they publicly denounce the individuals who assaulted police officers or who have attempted to incite violence during these protests
Dec. 15, 2014 Lynch Tells Brooklyn BP if he’s honoring Garner, he should also honor police officers who died in the line of duty
Dec. 15, 2014 Lynch pledges that anyone who harms a police officer will be brought to justice
Dec. 11, 2014 Pat Lynch slams a horrendous rap video, forwards it for investigation and condemns it for turning tragedy into danger
Dec. 10, 2014 PBA President is disgusted with the City Council’s double talk in its “Response to Garner” incident proposals
Dec. 8, 2014 PBA President on AG's request and City Council protest
Dec. 3, 2014

PBA President on "No True Bill" from Garner Grnd Jury

Dec. 1, 2014 PBA President on social media
Nov. 27, 2914 PBA President slams Legal Aid Society's list of "bad cops"
Nov. 22, 2014

Lynch on the right of police to protect themselves on patrol and on police critics following a tragedy

Nov. 21, 2014 PBA President on shooting at Louis Pink Houses
Nov. 18, 2014 City Council blocks constituents' emails calling for equality in disability benefits for police officers
Nov. 17, 2014 PBA President: if filing Rachel Noerdlinger’s position is necessary (Chief of Staff to Mayor’s wife) fill it with some who appreciates the role of police officers
Nov. 13, 2014 PBA President says Council proposals will endanger the public and police
Nov. 12, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch slams City Council 's proposed bill to require written or audio recorded permission before conducting a search
Nov. 10, 2014 PBA President calls for clear rules regarding enforcement of marijuana laws
Nov. 6, 2014 Lynch discusses Tier 3 inequity with the Chief Leader
Nov. 5, 2014 Pat Lynch on appointment of Benjamin Tucker as First Deputy Commissioner
Oct. 31, 2014 Lynch slams Mayor on Disability Benefits
Oct. 31, 2014 Pat Lynch Speaks to Stop, Question, and Frisk Intervention Ruling
Oct. 28, 2014 PBA President Calls Mayor’s reaction to headlight incident a continuance of “White Shirt Immunity.”
Oct. 27, 2014 Pat Lynch's call for an investigation following reports that officers on Staten Island were ordered to repair a headlight on Eric Garner's mother's car to help her avoid a ticket
Oct. 23, 2014 Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch re video purporting to show officer kicking another officer
Oct. 7, 2014 Pat Lynch sayings 35-second video doesn't tell whole story and that resisting or interfering with arrest is illegal.
Oct. 3, 2014 PBA president calls quick investigation in Noerdlinger case a double standard
Oct. 2, 2014 While Commissioner Bratton calls for the weeding out of “bad cops,” union president Pat Lynch insists that every officer accused is entitled to due process and that the PBA will continue to protect its members from a rush to judgment.
Oct. 2, 2014 Lynch says if Noerdlinger (Mayor’s Wife’s Chief of Staff) lied during investigation she should be fired.
Sept. 29, 2014 Pat Lynch on CCRB report
Sept. 29, 2014 PBA calls for the City to fight nuisance civil suits against police officers
Sept. 26, 2014

PBA president says that the Mayor’s wife’s chief of staff, who lives with a convicted felon and published cop hater, should not be in that position of responsibility

Sept. 26, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch remembers John Slattery
Sept. 24, 2014 Pat Lynch defends the PBA’s challenge to the Federal stop and frisk lawsuit following a call for unions to withdraw the challenge
Sept. 24, 2014

Pat Lynch tells the Daily News that he has confidence that, if the evidence is presented fairly to a grand jury, the officers involved in the Garner tragedy will be found to be working within the scope of the law.

Sept. 24, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch talks to another arrest video that has arisen in the 72 Pct.
Sept. 22, 2014 Pat Lynch calls Judge Scheindlin’s remark about how body cameras would have prevented Eric Garner’s death “absurd.”
Sept. 21, 2014 Pat Lynch speaks on tragic accident

Sept. 19, 2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks on autopsy review in Eric Garner case

Sept. 14, 2014

PBA President Pat Lynch calls for the immediate dismissal of pickax wielding CCRB member Mitchell G. Taylor

Sept. 12, 2014

Pat Lynch attacks the credibility of the CCRB as an entity and the accuracy of recent CCRB “chokehold” statistics

Sept. 8, 2014

At the Police Commissioner's City Council Hearing: Staffing; Training and Tort Reform

Sept. 4, 2014

Pat Lynch slams the UFT’s president for threatening teachers who wore NYPD shirts to school:

Sept. 4, 2014

PBA president speaks to the NYPD’s plan to institute a body camera pilot program

Aug. 30, 2014

PBA president addresses the death in custody of a PCP user

Aug. 19, 2014

Pat Lynch addresses the impaneling of a grand jury in the Garner case

Aug. 15, 2014

Pat Lynch defends police officers against those who would deny them due process
Aug. 11, 2014 PBA reacts to the Public Advocate's Body Cam Plan
Aug. 7, 2014 PBA opposes plan to hire part timers to replace active police officers and detectives
Aug. 7, 2014 PBA president Lynch says we protect protesters whether we agree with them or not
Aug. 5, 2014 PBA and SBA presidents take police haters to task while presenting undisputable facts in the death of Mr. Garner
Aug. 3, 2014 PBA President addresses the arrest of Ramsey Orta (Garner video) for illegal firearms possession
Aug. 1, 2014 Reaction to Medical Examiner's findings in the death of Eric Garner
July 30, 2014 PBA President speaks to stop and frisk intervention ruling
July 26, 2014 PBA President: No need for duplicative federal investigation
July 26, 2014 PBA President addresses the emergence of arrest videos
July 23, 2014 PBA President speaks to proposed retraining following death in custody
July 19, 2014

PBA President calls modified assignment of PO Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island death in custody case “political” and “wrong.”

July 19, 2014 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch addresses the perception of the use of force and the need for full investigations when deaths in custody occur.
July 18, 2014 PBA President on Staten Island death in custody
July 16, 2014 PBA President addresses "Right to Record" police lawsuit
July 15, 2014 PBA President says settling baseless lawsuits encourages more to litigate
July 14, 2014 Pat Lynch reacts to the death of Jersey City P.O. Melvin Santiago. Details regarding funeral arrangements will be posted once they are announced.
July 2, 2014 PBA calls Operation All Out a last ditch, band-aid response to serious shortage of Police Officers
July 2, 2014 PBA president on the parole release of cop-killer Pablo Costello, convicted in the murder of PO David Guttenberg
June 30, 2014 Following a court decision that frees the city from paying all or part of some Tier 3 members pension contributions, PBA president Pat Lynch told the press that pay and benefits for all police officers should be the same and that if equity cannot be achieved through the courts, then the union will  fight to achieve it through negotiations.
June 27, 2014 PBA President calls Esposito an "outstanding choice" for O.E.M.
June 24, 2014 PBA President says negotiating disciplinary procedures will help rebuild the morale of a dispirited NYPD
June 18, 2014 Pat Lynch on court support of Community Safety Act
June 12, 2014 Letter to the editor re  Editorial “Too Rich For Our Blood” 6-12-14
June 10, 2014 Why the Post's headline: "Sneaky $35M Bid to Boost Cop Pensions" is wrong and their story misleading.
June 9, 2014 Pat Lynch pledges Tier 3 issue will not go away
June 8, 2014 PBA seeks equal disability for Officer Rosa Rodriguez and all in Tier 3; Calls on Council Speaker to vote.
May 28, 2014

While supporting the carrying of drug overdose fighting inhalers by police officers, Pat Lynch insists that his members are already overburdened, understaffed and underpaid.

May 28, 2014 Pat Lynch reinforces the need to bring Tier 3 disability benefits in line with Tier 2
May 24, 2014 India drops charge against PO Encarnation for carrying bullets
May 22, 2014

Pat Lynch furious over 90 day sentence for OWS assault on a Police Officer

May 21, 2014 PBA president calls for more police officers at a market rate of pay
May 19, 2014 PBA President on the pending release of PO Rosa Rodriguez
May 18, 2014 PBA president notes union’s actions towards improving what he calls “grossly inadequate” disability benefits for Tier 3 police officers
May 15, 2014 PBA joins families in opposing parole of two cop-killers: Will address media following impact statements on Friday
May 1, 2014

State Board finds City/PBA contract negotiations are at an impasse

May 1, 2014 PBA President on indictment of teen who killed PO Guerra
Apr. 23, 2014 Pat Lynch targets former Governor for inadequate Tier 3 Disability benefits
Apr. 11, 2014 PBA comments on felony murder charge in death of PO Guerra
Apr. 10, 2014 Judge says cop-shooter must stand trial
Apr. 9, 2014 Statement from PBA President on passing of P.O. Dennis Guerra
Apr. 2, 2014 PBA President comments on police morale issue
Mar. 27, 2014 President supports Commissioner’s call to hire more police officers and calls for market rate of pay
Mar. 14, 2014 Cardinal Dolan, Labor leaders, faith leaders, business leaders, parents and students unite behind Education Investment Tax Credit
Mar. 5, 2014 PBA will continue suit over Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act)
Feb. 28, 2014 PBA honors hero EMTs at NYPD promotion ceremony
Feb. 25, 2014 Cop-Killer Herman Bell denied parole
Feb. 21, 2014 PBA will fight for voice in District Court
Jan. 31, 2014 PBA on speed cameras
Jan. 31, 2014 PBA on potential changes to Operation Impact
Jan. 30, 2014 PBA on stop, question and frisk withdrawal
Jan. 23, 2014 40 years later, cop-killers admit murders. PBA wants parole denied.
Jan. 10, 2014 PBA will continue to challenge Community Safety Act legislation and federal court decision.
Jan. 7, 2014 Following the indictments of retired MOS accused of social security fraud, PBA President Pat Lynch underscores the importance of those benefits for Police Officers who were truly incapacitated.


Dec. 30, 2013 PBA statement on the pending release of actor turned drug addicted criminal, Lilo Brancato
Dec. 5, 2013

PBA President reacts to appointment of Bill Bratton as Police Commissioner

Dec. 3, 2013 Statement
Nov. 21, 2013 PBA honors its own At “Finest of the Finest” luncheon
Nov. 7, 2013 Anticipating the Mayor-Elect's withdrawal of challenge to Stop and Frisk suit, police unions file a new motion to intervene
Oct. 31, 2013 PBA President speaks to today's court decision to remove Judge Scheindlin and grant a stay
Oct. 16, 2013 PBA president Pat Lynch tells Bloomberg News that the city needs to hire more police officers and stop disciplining existing officers if it’s going to continue to fight crime effectively
Oct. 14, 2013 The NYC PBA sues the City Council over "Biased Policing Law"
Sept. 27, 2013 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch calls attorney Norm Siegel’s call for the NYPD to use EDP Crisis Intervention Teams impractical and unworkable.
Sept. 27, 2013 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch slams COBA president Norman Seabrook's announcement that its endorsement for mayor will hang on a pledge of the candidate to appoint a minority Police Commissioner.
Sept. 24, 2013 PBA President Pat Lynch on the Contract Negotiations with the City
Sept. 18, 2013 PBA President on the appointment of Stop and Frisk "Academic Advisory Council" by Judge Shira Scheindlin
Sept. 16, 2013

PBA President says it makes little sense to enact changes before appellate review of federal monitor decision

Sept. 11, 2013

Police Unions Seek to Intervene in Federal Monitor Case

Sept. 4, 2013

PBA president Lynch discusses on the impact of new stop and frisk law

Aug. 30, 2013 Pat Lynch comments on the dramatic decrease in stop,question and frisks.
Aug. 27, 2013 Statement By PBA President Pat Lynch Re Court of Appeals Agreeing to Review Cop-Killer Pablo Costello's Case
Aug. 22, 2013 Statement by PBA President Pat Lynch re city council stop & frisk override vote
Aug. 20, 2013 PBA President comments on Candidate Thompson’s latest stop-question-and-frisk proposals
Aug. 14, 2013 PBA President Opposes use of Body Cameras
Aug. 12, 2013 PBA Reacts to Federal Stop and Frisk Decision
Aug. 7, 2013 PBA President on Bronx grand jury not re-indicting P.O. Richard Haste
Aug. 5, 2013 PBA President on the shooting of a 14-year-old gunman
Jul. 24, 2013 PBA President Reacts to Death Penalty Verdict for Ronell Wilson
Jul. 23, 2013 PBA President Reacts to the Mayor’s Veto of Two Anti-Policing Bills (Intros 1079 and 1080)
Jul. 9, 2013 PBA warns police officers to take no law-enforcement action that could get them sued under stop-and-frisk bill
Jul. 3, 2013 PBA launches a webpage to allow New Yorkers to oppose anti-Police bills.
Jul. 3, 2013 PBA targets Council Member Mark Weprin's district with educational flyers.
Jul. 2, 2013 PBA launches campaign to challenge pro-crime Council Members who voted for anti-police bills
Jun. 28, 2013 PBA announces plan to challenge pro-crime council members who voted for antipPolice bills
Jun. 27, 2013 PBA President reacts to the passage of the "bias based" policing bill.
Jun. 19, 2013 PBA President calls City Council’s "Bias Policing" bill a dangerous vote getting ploy.
Jun. 7, 2013 PBA President reacts to the tossing of a verdict in a civil case alleging excessive force.
Jun. 5, 2013 PBA president Pat Lynch defends the actions of the police officers who pursued an erratic driver who jumped a curb and killed a four-year-old girl and seriously injured her grandmother.
May 24, 2013 PBA President Reacts to the Conviction of the Ringleader in the Murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski
May 15, 2013 Lynch on Haste indictment dismissal
May 8, 2013 PBA President on the opening of trial for two in the murder of PO Peter Figoski.
May 8, 2013 NYC PBA defends Port Authority Police following candidate's insult.
Mar. 30, 2013 PBA president Pat Lynch blasts the department for disciplinary charges when the Bronx DA declines to prosecute an arrest.
Mar. 21, 2013 Lynch asks where the City Council’s support was when a violent street gang put a bounty on the heads of two MOS.
Mar. 19, 2013 PBA President reacts to the City Council's inspector general proposal
Mar. 15, 2013 PBA president Pat Lynch expresses strong opposition to "speed cameras"
Mar. 11, 2013 Pat Lynch calls the use of newly hired CCRB prosecutors in the NYPD trial room nonsensical, wasteful and unnecessary
Feb. 28, 2013 PBA says Judge gave justice the jury didn't.
Feb. 25, 2013 PBA President Calls NYPD Discipline Too Harsh, Calls for Resolution at Precinct Level
Feb. 21, 2013 PBA President reacts to probation violation sentencing of Michael Velez
Feb. 19, 2013 Pat Lynch reacts to an appellate court decision that the law only provides full medical coverage for line of duty injuries for active police officers.
Feb. 13, 2013 PBA President reacts to the acquittal of Michael Velez in the Figoski murder case
Feb. 12, 2013 PBA president's responds to Figoski verdict
Feb. 11, 2013 PBA outraged by cop killer verdict
Feb. 1, 2013 PBA president's statement on the passing of Ed Koch
Jan. 23, 2013 PBA president comments at the start of the Peter Figoski murder trial
Jan. 17, 2013 PBA President Reacts to Flawed NYS Assault Weapon Bill
Jan. 8, 2013 PBA Reacts to Federal Judge's Stop and Frisk Decision


Dec. 27, 2012 PBA reacts to IBO Budget Report
Dec. 22, 2012 Photo and Caption: NYCPBA's Sandy victims party on Staten Island
Dec. 21, 2012

PBA reacts to the denial of parole for convicted killer of PO Edward Byrne

Dec. 18, 2012

The nation’s largest municipal police union — The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (NYCPBA) — supports an absolute ban on assault weapons for private citizens

Dec. 15, 2012

PBA President reacts to the murder of innocent people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School

Dec. 12, 2012 PBA Reacts to the Death of Sgt. Stephanie Moses
Nov. 30, 2012 PBA President Reacts to Denial of Parole for Cop-Killer Scott Cobb
Nov. 29, 2012

PBA President Reacts to Officer Who Bought Boots for a Homeless Man

Nov. 2, 2012

PBA reacts to Marathon cancellation

Nov. 2, 2012 PBA President says police resorces are spread too thin to divert to Marathon coverage.  Calls for postponement.
Oct. 22, 2012 PBA President reacts to the Court of Appeals decision not to hear a case where a gun collar was overturned by a lower court
Oct. 17, 2012 PBA president Pat Lynch defends officer in a video-taped arrest
Oct. 2, 2012 Pat Lynch responds to the return of PO Ken Boss's weapon
Sep. 20, 2012 PBA's new "Keep Cop-Killers in Jail" webpage generates over 100,000 responses during first week
Sep. 20, 2012 Slower quality of life police response increases disorder; disorderly streets have more serious crime
Sep. 12, 2012 Out on parole, he kills a cop and is up for parole again. PBA seeks public support to deny all cop-killers early parole release with an easy-to-use web page.
Sep. 10, 2012

NYC PBA Endorses Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng for US Congress

Sep. 2, 2012 PBA president Pat Lynch addresses a former union proposal to increase tours of duty while reducing appearances that was recently evaluated by the Independent Budget Office
Aug. 24, 2012 Pat Lynch's statement on the murder of PO Edward Byrne 24 years ago
Jul. 29, 2012 Pat Lynch's statement on the passing of Thomas R. Sullivan, president of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association
Jul. 27, 2012 Pat Lynch reacts to Mayor Bloomberg's Comment on July 27, 2012
Jul. 24, 2012 PBA president Pat Lynch reacts to Mayor Bloomberg’s comment on CNN last evening
Jul. 10, 2012 Statement by Pat Lynch on 7,000-officer decrease
Jul. 5, 2012 Statement from PBA president Patrick J. Lynch on Increased Violence Against Police Officers
Jul. 3, 2012 Pat Lynch reacts to another gun-toting juvenile’s stop-and-frisk conviction being overturned by the Appellate Division
Jun. 28, 2012 PBA president reacts to court upholding the NYPD's breathalizer policy
Jun. 11, 2012 PBA president Pat Lynch on indictment of PO Richard Haste in the shooting of Ramarley Graham
Jun. 6, 2012 PBA president Pat Lynch comments on the NYCLU “stop and frisk” app
Jun. 4, 2012 Pat Lynch reacts to the Post story: “NOCTURNAL AFFAIRS: DA dolts party all night atop IAB’s tix-fix files” 
May 24, 2012

PBA President reacts to the conviction of an armed car thief who intentionally ran down a uniformed  officer but who was acquitted by a Bronx jury after an ineffective prosecution by the Bronx DA’S office.

May 23, 2012 PBA President reacts to sentencing of the killer of PO Alain Schaberger
May 17, 2012

PBA President Calls Stop and Frisk Quotas an Unnecessary Source of Friction with Communities

May 3, 2012 Finest of the Finest
May 2, 2012 PBA President reacts to conviction of cop killer
Apr. 24, 2012

PBA President comments on the opening of cop-killer trial

Apr. 18, 2012 PBA reacts to proposed civilianization
Mar. 27, 2012 PBA reacts to CCRB prosecuting in NYPD trial room
Mar. 4, 2012 Pat Lynch slams the city’s efforts to deny deceased PO Frank Macri’s family a line of duty pension.
Mar. 4, 2012

PBA Reacts to Assemblyman Stevenson's Proposed Legislation Requiring Psychiatric Evaluations Every Three Years for Police Officers Due to Police Shootings

Feb. 15, 2012

PBA President Reacts to City/Mt. Sinai Agreement to Release Some 9/11 Data

Feb. 12, 2012

PBA demands immediate release of WTC cancer data; Police Officer’s 9/11 uniform shows high levels of cancer-causing toxins; state legislators introduce bill to compel city to release data. Includes statement by Richard Lee.

Feb. 9, 2012

PBA President reacts to the confession of Officer Figoski’s killer that was broadcast by NBC last evening

Feb. 1, 2012 Statement By PBA President Pat Lynch Re Bronx Incident Caught on Video
Feb. 1, 2012 Statement by PBA President Pat Lynch Public Advocate De Blasio’s Letter to Mayor Bloomberg Urging the City to Conduct a Thorough Study of WTC-Related Cancers Among NYC Police Officers
Jan. 31, 2012 Statement By PBA President Pat Lynch, Reacting to NYPD Interim Order P.G. 203-06
Jan. 24, 2012 Statement by PBA President Pat Lynch, Reacting to Mayor Bloomberg’s Pension Proposals
Jan. 17, 2012

PBA President on Governor Cuomo's Pension Proposal


Dec. 12, 2011 PBA President on the Death of PO Peter Figoski
Dec. 11, 2011 PBA President Reacts to City Councilman's Residency Proposal for Future Police Officers
Dec. 2, 2011 PBA Reacts to Charges Against Internal Affairs Det. Randy Katakofsky, the Lead Investigator in “Ticket Fixing” Case
Dec. 1, 2011

PBA President Reacts to Reports of Charges to be Filed Against Det. Randy Katakofsky — the Lead Internal Affairs Investigator in the Ticket-Fixing Case

Nov. 30, 2011 Pat Lynch reacts to the Trials Commissioner's recommendations of not guilty for P.O. Carrey and guilty for Det. Isnora in the Bell case.
Nov. 24, 2011 NYC PBA Questions Sudden Resignation of Internal Affairs Boss Who Oversaw Alleged Ticket Fixing Probe
Nov. 11, 2011 PBA argues against the city pulling trustees excusals to do union business
Nov. 10, 2011 PBA president slams command discipline for officer at parade.
Nov. 10, 2011 Widows’ and Children’s Fund receives $10,000 donation from Men’s Health Magazine.
Oct. 23, 2011 Pat Lynch speaks on police morale
Oct. 6, 2011 Pat Lynch Slams Judge For Bad Bail Call
Oct. 4, 2011 PBA President Reacts to Planned Budget Cuts
Sep. 14, 2011

Statement regarding the alleged attempted suicide of PO Robert McGee:

Aug. 12, 2011 Pat Lynch reacts to the assignment of police officers to the Verizon strike.
Jun. 14, 2011

Guilty Verdict of Police Officer in Shooting Death Overturned

Jun. 9, 2011 Pat Lynch Re-Elected PA President for a Fourth Term
May 20, 2011

Pat Lynch Reacts to Revocation of Bail for Elija Foster-Bey in the Shooting of Police Officer Ricardo Ramirez

May 5, 2011 Reaction of PBA President to Restoration of Funding to Hire More Police
May 2, 2011 PBA President Reacts to the Death of Osama bin Laden
Apr. 12, 2011 PBA President Reacts to Cancellation of Class of 540 Officers
Mar. 30, 2011

PBA President Reacts to the Reclaiming of the Body of Police Officer George Wong from Grieving Family

Mar. 14, 2011 Statement of PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on the Death of Police Officer Alain Schaberger
Mar. 4, 2011 PBA President Reacts to a Manhattan Grand Jury's Decision not to File Criminal Charges Against Police Officers in the Angel Alvarez Shooting
Feb. 17, 2011

PBA President Reacts to Mayor's Budget Presentation Calling for a Reduction in Variable Supplement Fund (VSF) Benefit

Feb. 9, 2011 NYC Police & Fire Public Safety Alliance: Police and Firefighters Join Forces to Fight Mayor's Disinformation Campaign

Feb. 4, 2011 Statement from PBA President Patrick J. Lynch re Mayor's Pension Proposals
Feb. 2, 2011 PBA Reaction to City's Benefits Proposal to the MLC
Jan. 19, 2011 PBA reacts to State of the City Pension changes


Dec. 11, 2010 PBA President outraged over  low bail for attempted murder of a Police Officer
Nov. 22, 2010 PBA Calls for End of "Parole Commissioner Shopping" by Cop Killers
Nov. 15, 2010

PBA President Forced to Skip Zadroga Bill Lobbying Trip to Attend Another 9/11-Related Funeral of a Police Officer

Sep. 3, 2010 Advisory: Eighth Annual 9/11 Walk of Remembrance For Father Mychal F. Judge
Aug. 14, 2010 Statement by PBA President on Tuition Program
Jul. 30, 2010

PBA President Reacts to the Defeat of the 9/11 Zadroga Bill

Jul. 29, 2010

Statement by PBA President Pat Lynch in Reaction to Plea-Bargain Deal in Easter Night Wilding Spree

Jul. 21, 2010

PBA President Reacts to Abusive Behavior of Rapper Turned TV Actor (Tracy Morrow aka "Ice T") During Arrest

Jul. 14, 2010 PBA Reacts to Sentencing Of "Bike Push" Cop
Jul. 2, 2010 PBA reacts to the release early this morning of Cop-Killer Shauaib Raheem
Jun. 30, 2010 PBA reacts to verdict in Michael Mineo "sodomy" civil suit
Jun. 30, 2010 Pat Lynch reacts to the overturning of federal death penalty for double cop killer, Ronell Wilson
Jun. 4, 2010 PBA Calls Cop Killer Release "Unjust"
Jun. 4, 2010

Statement of Mrs. Patricia Gilroy, widow of Police officer Stephen Gilroy who was killed by Shuaaib Raheem

May 16, 2010

PBA President reacts to the death of 42-year-old police officer Robert Oswain of 9/11-related cancer

May 6, 2010 PBA reacts to the Executive Budget that reinstates 900 Police jobs
Apr. 9, 2010

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch Reacts to Mayor Bloomberg's Statement That There Will Be No Police Layoffs Next Year

Apr. 7, 2010

NYC PBA President Reacts to Candidate Carl Palladino's Comments Comparing Recently Signed Health Care Law to the Terror Attacks on the World Trade Center

Mar. 28, 2010 Pat Lynch reacts to the increase in murders and shooting
Mar. 25, 2010 Pat Lynch Comments on the Upcoming Parole of Lorenzo "Fat Cat" Nicols
Feb. 22, 2010

PBA President reacts to the acquittal of three police officers In alleged sodomy trial

Feb. 18, 2010 PBA president Lynch reacts to a plan to have CCRB lawyers try cases in the NYPD's trial room
Jan. 29, 2010

PBA President Reacts to Video Alleging Assault By Police Officers 

Jan 28, 2010 PBA President Reacts to the Mayor's Executive Budget Proposal
Jan. 25, 2010 PBA President Reacts to Proposed State Budget Cuts


Nov. 19, 2009 PBA Honors the Finest of the Finest
Oct. 19, 2009 PBA endorses Bloomberg
Sep. 29, 2009 “Zadroga” Bill Ignores WTC Related Cancers Already Experienced By Responders
Sep. 4, 2009

New York City Police Department Motor Cycle Safety Exercise at Floyd Bennet Field

Jun. 10, 2009 Unions Picket Governor's Birthday Fund Raiser
May 6, 2009 PBA Endorses Weprin for Comptroller
Apr. 21, 2009 WTC Responders Bill Will Make It More Difficult for Responders to Obtain Medical Assistance
Apr. 3, 2009 Pat Lynch reacts to the conviction of PO Raphael Lora on manslaughter charges
Apr. 2, 2009 PBA President reacts to the life without parole sentencing of Lee Woods in the killing of PO Russel Timoshenko and wounding of PO Herman Yan
Mar. 25, 2009

Lynch Reacts To Acquittal of Daryl Massey In Gang Assault of PO Eric Hernandez

Feb. 10, 2009 PBA President Reacts to PC Kelly's City Council Testimony

Jan. 21, 2009

'Finest of the Finest' Awards


Dec. 16, 2008 PBA reaction to the proposed 25/50 Tier 5 pension plan for future police officers.
Dec. 13, 2008 PBA Reacts to Additional Budget Cuts
Dec. 13, 2008 Widows and Children's Holiday Party
Dec. 09, 2008 PBA Reacts to Indictment of Three Officers in Brooklyn
Nov. 24, 2008 PBA Statement on Proposed Cut to 2009 Class
Nov. 13, 2008 PBA's reaction to sentencing of convincted cop killer Steven Armento
Nov. 04, 2008 PBA reacts to budget cuts announced today by the city
Oct. 20, 2008 PBA Opposes Term Limits
Sep. 25, 2008 Police Contract Overwhelmingly Approved
Aug. 14, 2008 PBA Opposes Cop-Killer Parole
Aug. 07, 2008 Deny Cop Killers Parole
Jul. 30, 2008 PBA President Defends Officer's Use of Force in Videotaped Arrest
Jul. 29, 2008 PBA President Reacts to Critical Mass Bike Video
Jul. 15, 2008 PBA Criticizes NYPD Breathalyzer Policy
May 19, 2008 PERB Award
May 07, 2008 City Has Cop Raise Money Banked
May 01, 2008 PBA's Reaction to Budget Plan
Apr. 24, 2008 PBA Makes Effort to Correct Mayor's Misinformation Efforts
Apr. 22, 2008 PBA Helps Police Officers Find Better Paying Jobs
Apr. 04, 2008 PBA Reacts to Seattle Recruiting Effort
Mar. 28, 2008

Police Union President Slams Congestion Pricing, Calling It a “Pay Cut” for New York’s Finest

Jan. 31, 2008 Finest of the Finest


Dec. 05, 2007 Statement on Indictment of P.O. Raphael Lora
Dec. 05, 2007

Call for Hostages to Provide Impact Statements For Parole Hearing

Nov. 15, 2007 Mass Exodus of Police Officers
Nov. 14, 2007 Statement Regarding More Lenient Parole Laws
Nov. 13, 2007 Statement on Gates Avenue Shooting
Nov. 12, 2007 Patrick Lynch on Rudy Giuliani’s Presidential Candidacy
Oct. 30, 2007 Lynch Demands Apology From Bloomberg
Oct. 30, 2007 NYC Sanitation Workers Earn More Than NYC Police Officers
Oct. 18, 2007 PBA Files Suit Challenging Mandatory Alcohol Testing
Oct. 11, 2007 Statement by Pat Lynch Reacting To Conviction of P.O. Dillon Stewart's Killer
Oct. 3, 2007 PBA Reacts to First Breathalyzer Tests
Sep. 18, 2007 Statement by Patrick J. Lynch regarding a website that makes jokes about the attack on the World Trade Center:
Jun. 13, 2007 Statement by Patrick J. Lynch
Jun. 12, 2007 Gratitude and Death Penalty
Jun. 10, 2007 PBA Contributes $25,000 Reward in Police Shooting
Jun. 1/v07 PBA Reacts to the Nassau Police Department's recruiting activities in NYC
May 21, 2007

PBA Reacts to Police Commissioner Kelly's City Council Testimony

May 20, 2007

PBA Statement on Off-Duty Police Shooting in the Bronx

May 8, 2007 PBA Nominations
Apr. 26, 2007 PBA Reacts to Ever-Growing City Budget Surplus
Mar. 19, 2007 PBA reacts to dismissal of City's suit against PERB staff
Mar. 16, 2007 PBA President Reacts to Indictments
Mar. 2, 2007 PBA reacts to Firefighters' Contract
Feb. 13, 2007 Reaction to NY Times article about PO Cesar Borja
Feb. 2, 2007 Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch In reaction to city suing the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
Jan. 25, 2007 Police Quit at Alarming Rates, Wasting $176 Million
Jan. 4, 2007 PBA reacts to firearms policy consultant


Dec. 20, 2006 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch reacts to the guilty verdict in the murder of two detectives.
Dec. 5, 2006 "Finest of the Finest" Awards
Dec. 4, 2006 DEA and PBA Express Concerns to Queens District Attorney
Dec. 1, 2006 Short Deliberation Clears Cops
Nov. 27, 2006 PBA President Reacts to Mayor's "Excessive Force" Pronouncement
Nov. 9, 2006 PBA President Reacts to UFT Contract
Oct. 20, 2006 Mediation between PBA and the city is concluded
Oct. 20, 2006 Statement from Pat Lynch on 9/11 Death Benefits
Jul. 7, 2006 Lynch reacts to City's declaration of impasse
Jun. 23, 2006 Lynch explains absence from new bargaining coalition
Jun. 22, 2006 PBA endorses Andrew Cuomo
Jun. 13, 2006

Reaction to dismissal of Judge Blackburne

Jun. 7, 2006 Pat Lynch Rreaction to videotape showing defendants claiming self defense in beating of Officer Hernandez
May 18, 2006 NYC PBA reacts to wage offer
May 5, 2006 Pat Lynch on the topic of police vests
Apr. 24, 2006 Pat Lynch reacts to to sentencing of cop-shooter William Hodges
Apr. 2, 2006 Pat Lynch joins City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in calling for bullet resistant vest upgrade for 18,000 members.
Mar. 30, 2006 Port Authority Board of Directors Meeting Statement
Mar. 27, 2006 Testimony Concerning the Taylor Law
Mar. 21, 2006 Patrick J. Lynch reacts to NYPD expansion plan
Mar. 14, 2006 Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation donates $40,000 towards college education of the P.O. Dillon Stewart's daughters.
Mar. 3, 2006 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch reacts to Manhattan Supreme Court decision on release of personnel records.
Feb. 28, 2006 Statement on DEA contract
Feb. 23, 2006 Statement on newsletter
Feb. 17, 2006 PBA President reacts to the Medical Examiner's report that P.O. Hernandez died as a result of gun shot wounds
Feb. 9, 2006 Statement on the grant of a temporary restraining order that will require the NYPD to provide personnel records to prospective employers
Feb. 8, 2006 Statement on the death of P.O. Hernandez
Feb. 6, 2006 Lawsuit to allow NYC police officers to join PAPD
Feb. 1, 2006 NYC PBA president reacts to the verdict in the murders of Detectives Parker and Rafferty
Jan. 21, 2006 Statement on Shooting at 67 Pct
Jan. 18, 2006 Oppose Parole for Cop Killer
Jan. 12, 2006 Finest of the Finest
Jan. 5, 2006 Lynch Reacts to Signing of C.O.P.S. Bill


Dec. 10, 2005 Lynch reacts to Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui's Murder
Nov. 28, 2005 Lynch reacts to Police Officer Dillon Stewart's Murder
Nov. 16, 2005 PBA endorses Eliot Spitzer for Governor.
Nov. 7, 2005 Congressman Weiner and PBA President Lynch push for law protecting police personal info from internet.
Oct. 21, 2005 Statement by PBA President Regarding Conviction of P.O. Bryan Conroy
Oct. 20, 2005 PBA Wins Prescription Battle
Sep. 28, 2005 Statement Regarding the Removal of the IFC From WTC Memorial
Sep. 2, 2005 PBA Names Stanley Crouch 'Man of the Year'
Aug. 26, 2005 PBA Endorses Betsy Gotbaum for Reelection as Public Advocate
Jun. 28, 2005 PBA Reacts to PERB Award
Jun. 10, 2005 Statement by PBA President Regarding Dismissal of a Trustee
May 25, 2005 Statement on Clemency for Cop Killer
Apr. 25, 2005 PBA Opposes West Side Stadium Financing Plan
Apr. 22, 2005 Statement on Parole Denial to Bruce Lorick
Mar. 21, 2005 Opposes West Side Development
Mar. 16, 2005 NYC PBA Opposes Parole for Cop Killer
Jan. 28, 2005 Reaction to Mayor's Comments on PERB
Jan. 19, 2005 NYC PBA Opposes Parole for Cop Killer
Jan. 13, 2005 "Finest of the Finest" Awards


Dec. 29, 2004 Reaction to the death of Jerry Orbach
Nov. 15, 2004 Binding Arbitration of Police Contracts Begins
Nov. 05, 2004 Parole Denied
Oct. 07, 2004 Protect Undercover IDs
Sep. 29, 2004 Oppose Parole for Cop-Killer
Sep. 29, 2004 Not All Construction is Good Construction
Aug. 30, 2004 Police From Around the US Join NYC PBA on Picket Lines
Aug. 24, 2004 Loved Ones of Fallen Police and Firefighters Urge Fair Settlement
Aug. 19, 2004 Unions Set the Record Straight
Jul. 12, 2004 Statement on Contract Agreements by Other Unions
Jul. 09, 2004 Statement on Indictment of Three Police Officers
Jun. 11, 2004 DEA and PBA Call for Judge's Removal and Criminal Investigation
Jun. 04, 2004 Police Officers Leaflet Downtown Manhattan for Massive Rally on City Hall
May 14, 2004 Pat Lynch Reacts to PERB Decision to Grant Impasse
Apr. 21, 2004 Statement Regarding the DC 37 Contract Settlement
Mar. 23, 2004 Unions Call for Crime Stat Audit and Crime Reporting Policy Change
Feb. 10, 2004 No Confidence Vote — PC Should Resign
Feb. 03, 2004 Statement on Parole Hearing for Cop-Killer Herman Bell
Jan. 24, 2004 Statement on Police Shooting in Brooklyn
Jan. 23, 2004 Oppose Parole for George Werdann's Killer
Jan. 08, 2004 PBA Reacts to Mayor's Real Estate Rebate
Jan. 06, 2004 NYC PBA Opposes Parole for Cop Killer
Jan. 05, 2004 Times Square Billboard says NYC Cops #1 Crime Fighters Rank 145th in Pay


Dec. 17, 2003 PBA's "Finest of the Finest" Awards
Dec. 13, 2003 PBA Honors Fallen Members With Holiday Party For Families
Oct. 24, 2003 NYC PBA Is First Municipal Union to Endorse Schumer for Reelection
Jul. 18, 2003 A Forgotten Fallen Police Officer Is Finally Remembered After 140 Years
Jul. 11, 2003 Statement by NYC PBA First Vice President John Puglissi Re “Battle of the Badges” Incident at Newtown Creek
Jun. 07, 2003 Pat Lynch wins in landslide victory
May 27, 2003 NY1 Debate cancelled
May 15, 2003 Evidence of Ticket Quotas and "Don't Blame the Cop" Campaign
May 12, 2003 Fewer Cops, More Summonses
May 06, 2003 33,000 Gunlocks Donated to Protect Children of NYPD Officers
Apr. 07, 2003 PBA Directs Ad At War Protesters
Mar. 07, 2003 Court Upholds Privacy Rights of PBA Membership Mailing List
Mar. 03, 2003 Keep the Booths Open
Feb. 10, 2003 NYPD Shrinking to Dangerous Levels
Jan. 08, 2003 Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on possible police layoffs


Dec. 05, 2002 Media Advisory on Judge Blackburne
Sep. 12, 2002 Fighting Fireman, Pugilistic Police Battle It Out for Widows and Childrens Fund and PAL
Aug. 29, 2002 NYC PBA Names US Senator Charles E. Schumer “Man of the Year”
Aug. 15, 2002 PBA and UFA Hold Massive “Fairness For Heroes” Times Square Rally
Jul. 23, 2002 Statement Regarding PBA Widows and Children's Fund and 9/11 Donations
Jul. 12, 2002 NYPD Taking Easy Way Out on Prisoner Escapes
Jul. 11, 2002 PBA: Retired cops can help solve teacher shortage
Jun. 28, 2002 Photo and caption about press conference on parole of Officer Piagentini's killer
Jun. 20, 2002 Cops Quit NYPD by the Hundreds - Retire by the Thousands
Apr. 26, 2002 85% of Port Authority Police Graduating Class Were NYPD
Apr. 15, 2002 PBA Appoints Communications Director
Mar. 25, 2002 Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch On Latest Indictment of Chuck Schwarz
Feb. 13, 2002 Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on Cutting Number of Police Officers
Feb. 06, 2002 PBA President Patrick J. Lynch Calls on President Bush To Help Secure Raise for NYC Police Officers


Aug. 21, 2001 NYC PBA Files Federal Class-Action Lawsuits Charging Pharmaceutical Companies With Illegally Inflating Prescription Drug Prices
Aug. 15, 2001 State PERB Declares Impasse in City-PBA Contract Talks; Dobbs Ferry Labor Relations Veteran Is Appointed Mediator
Patrick Lynch Statement about Dismissals of Three 72 Pct. Police Officers
Patrick Lynch Statement about Tentative Uniformed Coalition Settlement
Another PERB Victory
PERB Victory


PBA Endorses Rick Lazio for Senate
Feb. 09, 2000 PBA Victory: Supreme Court Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Blocking “Detective Promotions” for City Cops
Hero Cop Mcdonald Visits Schwarz in Jail
PBA Halts "Union-Busting" Promotions


Condemn Release of Hayes
Yuletide Shopping Spree at F.A.O. Schwarz
PBA Commitment to Charles Schwarz
President's Statement About Charles Schwarz
Police Commissioner Visits PBA Offices
PBA's Position on New Drug Screening Process
Cardinal Meets With Charles Schwarz's Family
Miscarriage of Justice