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Archive 2013

More print and video news stories can be found listed by year: 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002. See also the current year, and full indexes of articles and video listed by individual news organizations. Stories from 2001 and earlier can only be found under the individual news organizations.

Dec. 31, 2013

New York 1 News, WCBS, WABC, the Daily News, the New York Post and News 12 report Pat Lynch's belief that actor turned drug addicted criminal, Lilo Brancato, should have been convicted as a participant in the murder of PO Daniel Enchautegui and that we will ensure he is returned to prison should he violate the conditions of his release.  Read also the PBA's press release.

Dec. 23, 2013 On Saturday, 12/21/13 the NYC PBA continued a time-honored tradition of supporting needy communities during the holiday season by donating hundreds upon hundreds of toys to those in need.  The first event was at 1000 hours when the PBA Canteen and a panel truck carried loads of toys to the Church of the Nazarene on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway.  The church serves a poor community that was ravaged by the Superstorm Sandy last October.  The PBA captured the event on video (click here to see the PBA’s video) including an interview of PBA president Pat Lynch by New York 1 News Queens reporter Tamara Wooley.   The second event was held at 1300 hours at the Brownsville Recreational Center where a truck load of toys was set up in an auditorium while a ceremony was conducted in the nearby gym.  The community honored the memory of 75 Pct. police officer Peter Figoski with a moment of silence.  Click here to see the PBA produced video of that event.
Dec. 10, 2013 The Chief Leader reports on the appointment of William J. Bratton as police commissioner as PBA president Pat Lynch calls him “... a problem solver and innovator.”
Dec. 9, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch joins host Marvin Scott on Channel 11’s public affairs program “PIX Closeup” for a wide ranging discussion of topics centered on the appointment of William J. Bratton as police commissioner.

Dec. 6, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch supports the appointment of Bill Bratton as the new Police Commissioner, while noting that draconian discipline and staff shortages have crushed morale, in stories published by Reuters News Service, Capital NY, and Newsday. See also videos on New York 1 News, WNBC at 6 PM and 11 PM and watch the full PBA-recorded video of Pat Lynch's press conference.

Dec. 4, 2013

The New York Post reports the Appellate Court’s overturning of a ruling that allowed trustees to continue in the union roles while the “ticket fixing” case proceeds.  Pat Lynch said: “We are reviewing our options but we believe that we will prevail in having our members select who represents them.”

Dec. 2, 2013

The Chief Leader reports on a memo issued by the department that attempts to explain the implications of Local Law 71 (biased based policing law) while PBA president Pat Lynch brands it as dangerous because it will cause police officers to hesitate to take action.  Lynch uses the published story to remind PBA members to be cautious in using “stop, question and frisk” and to protect themselves and their careers.

November
Nov. 30, 2013 Pat Lynch expresses concern regarding mayor-elect de Blasio's intention to withdraw the challenge to the Federal Monitor ruling in a think piece printed in the NY Times.
Nov. 25, 2013 The Staten Island Advance reports on four police officers assigned to Staten Island who were named the “Finest of the Finest.”  The story includes a photo of the officers with PBA president Pat Lynch and Lower Manhattan/SI Trustee George Winkler and Financial Secretary Albert Acierno. See the full account of this year's Finest of the Finest.
Nov. 22, 2013 Newsday and Fox News report on the PBA’s annual “Finest of the Finest” awards luncheon at the Water Club where police officers honor other police officers for extraordinary heroism in the face of grave dangers. 
Nov. 21, 2013

The NY Post and News 12 Bronx report that, following a judge’s decision to allow the use of wire taped conversations in prosecuting officers for ticket fixing, PBA president Pat Lynch slams the court, the Bronx DA’s office and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau for what he termed a “witch hunt.”  Click here to see the full PBA-recorded press conference.

The new Daily News police blog, called “The Shack,” reports the annual “Finest of the Finest” awards ceremony and reports on the 37 officers and 3 Sgts. who were honored.

Nov. 10, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch appears on WABC TV’s public affairs program “Up Close with Diana Williams” to discuss the union’s motion to intervene in the federal monitor suit. Lynch uses the opportunity to bash what he calls the NYPD’s “draconian disciplinary” policies and the need to improve officers' morale.

Nov. 8, 2013

On the day that four police unions (PBA,  DEA,  LBA, CEA) filed a motion to intervene in the Court of Appeals to gain standing in the appeal of the “stop and frisk” anticipating the Mayor elect’s promise to withdraw the suit, the city announced that it was seeking a complete dismissal of decision in the case.  Reports were found in NY Post; Newsday; Capital NY; Daily News; Wall Street Journal; New York Times. NBC 4 News reports Pat Lynch’s comments about the next police commissioner and follows that story with one about the unions’ motion to intervene in the “stop and frisk” case.  Click here to see the entire interview  recorded by the PBA.  CBS News radio 88 interviews Pat Lynch regarding the city’s motion to vacate the entire stop and frisk decision.

Nov. 7, 2013

Press Release: Anticipating the Mayor-elect's withdrawal of challenge to Stop and Frisk suit, police unions file a new motion to intervene. The NY Post covers the story.

Nov. 2, 2013

New York 1 news reports accusations of “race baiting” in the Brooklyn DA’s race noting that the PBA endorsed Ken Thompson for election.

Nov. 1, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in reports in the Daily News, the New York Post, New York 1 news, the New York Times and Newsday regarding the removal of Judge Scheidlin’s from the stop and frisk case and the staying of her remedies pending a hearing before a three judge panel in March.  Click here to see Lynch’s full remarks.

October

Oct. 31, 2013

Press Release: PBA President speaks to today's court decision to remove Judge Scheindlin and grant a stay.

The PBA endorsement of the son of a police officer and former federal prosecutor, Ken Thompson, may spell a death-knell for DA Hynes’s chances of an eighth term as Brooklyn DA, according to the Chief Leader. The story is also covered on News 12 Brooklyn. See also the PBA-recorded video of the press conference.

Oct. 30, 2013

DNA Info quotes Pat Lynch in an article about policing the WTC site noting that staffing at local precincts are already spread too thin and questioning if they will be further reduced to staff the WTC site.

Oct. 24, 2013

New York 1 and the Queens Gazette reports the union’s endorsement of Costa Constantinides for City Council.  The Gazette also reports the PBA endorsement of Paul Vallone. PBA president Pat Lynch and several PBA board members are depicted in the photos of the events.

PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in The Jewish Voice article reporting the union’s endorsement of candidate Chaim Deutsch for a position on the City Council in the 48th Council District.

Oct. 22, 2013

The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s lawsuit challenging the “biased policing law” now known as local law 71.

Oct. 15, 2013

On the day that the PBA filed its lawsuit challenging the City Council’s “bias policing law,” New York 1 News aired a report on the legal action. See the entire, unedited PBA-shot interview. The lawsuit story was also reported by NBC 4 News; News 12 the Bronx; WNYC radio; WOR radio.

Following the PBA’s announcement that it will sue the City Council over the “bias based policing” law, now known as Local Law 71, stories appeared in the Daily News; Newsday; WCBS, New York 1, WINS radio and on NBC News’s website.

The Chief Leader reports the PBA president Pat Lynch’s concerns about a serious shortage of staffing and the poor policing policy that grew from the lack of boots on the ground.

Oct. 14, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch announces a lawsuit to be filed on Tuesday, 10/15/13 in State Supreme Court challenging the "biased based policing" law, saying the City Council overreached its authority in passing the law and that the law is unconstitutionally vague. See New York Post. See also press release and complaint.

Oct. 9, 2013

The heads of the PBA, DEA, LBA and CEA endorse Vincent Gentile for City Council at a news conference conducted in the shadow of the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn’s Cannonball Park.  Click here to see the entire news conference and read the story in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Oct. 7, 2013

Pat Lynch tells the city in the Daily News that the problem with Stop and Frisk stems from a dramatic reduction in the size of the police force and the establishment of illegal quotas that has created so much ill-will between police and the community.  The Village Voice also wrote a story about Lynch’s opinion being published in the Daily News.

Four police unions endorse Eric Ulrich for City Council on the steps of City Hall at a news conference hosted by PBA president Pat Lynch.  Click here to see the entire news conference and read about it in The Forum.

Oct. 1, 2013

In the Chief-Leader, Pat Lynch issues three strong statements: one rejecting the city's stingy initial offer in contract negotiations, calling it "a slap in the face of our police officers"; another rejecting a proposal to have "mental-health experts" accompany police officers on EDP calls; and a third rejecting a call by COBA President Norman Seabrook that the selection of the next police commissioner be based on race.

September

Sept. 23, 2013

Pat Lynch appears at a news conference urging sick and injured 9/11 first responders, recovery workers and survivors who aren't already registered with the Victim Compensation Fund to do so before Oct. 3 — the deadline to file for financial compensation. See coverage on NBC at 6 pm and 7 pm, and Fox News. Hear Pat Lynch’s remarks in a PBA recorded video of the event.

Sept. 19, 2013

In the New York Post and in the Daily News, the PBA gets credit for getting prostate cancer added to the World Trade Center-related diseases covered under the Zadroga Act.In the NY Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch takes a piece out of the appointment of a “Academic Advisory Council” by a federal judge saying, “You don’t need a van load of academics to solve the problem.  Just properly staff and fund the police department and end illegal quotas and the issue will be resolved.” In a related Daily News story, it is reported that a Vera Institute of Justice study says that repeats stops by police creates distrust in police supporting the PBA’s long standing belief that quotas for stops create friction in the community.

Sept. 16, 2013

In an exclusive interview with Mary Murphy of PIX 11 News, Pat Lynch vehemently defends that actions of the officers who fired at a suicidal EDP in Times Square Saturday evening.  View the WPIX story and entire PBA recorded interview.

Sept. 15, 2013

 

Local New Jersey station, WMBC, quotes Pat Lynch regarding the impact of a Federal monitor on police officers in a story about four police unions filing a motion to intervene in the appeal of that ruling.

Sept. 13, 2013

PBA fights to have dozens of wiretaps thrown out as evidence in Bronx ticket case was reported in the NY Times.  A lawyer, who is a nationally recognized expert on the use of wiretaps, representing  the accused PBA members argued that the seriousness of the case does not meet the constitutional standards for granting wiretaps and that no other investigatory techniques were used or considered as required before resorting to wiretaps. 

Reports regarding the motion to intervene in the appeal of the federal monitor case were filed in the Southern district were published in the NY Post; Newsday; the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and on WCBS News Radio.

Sept. 9, 2013

During an interview with News Radio 880 reporter Jim Smith, PBA president Pat Lynch explains that more member of the service have been lost to illnesses from 9/11 exposure than were killed on that tragic day: Click here to listen. PBA president Pat Lynch speaks at the annual Pipe Band 9/11 Memorial which took place on 9-8-13 in front of the Police Memorial in Battery Park City.

Sept. 5, 2013

The NYC PBA joined a host of other police unions including Health and Hospitals PBA and Bridge and Tunnels PBA to rally in support of the candidacy of Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate.  The event was held in front of the Police Memorial off Liberty Street in downtown Manhattan. Click here to view.

In a Wall Street Journal story where members of the service were interviewed anonymously regarding the impact of new laws on their job, PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted saying that “Lawsuits will take a serious toll…” and that crime will go up as a result.  To read Lynch’s entire response to the WSJ’s question click here

The Staten Island Advance reports the PBA’s endorsement of James Oddo for SI Borough President and Vincent Ignizio and Steven Matteo for City Council. 

Sept. 4, 2013

View the news conference at which PBA president Pat Lynch, joined by board members in front of the 122 Precinct in New Dorp, Staten Island, announces the endorsement of James Oddo for Staten Island Borough President and Vincent Ignizio and Steven Matteo for City Council.

August

Aug. 27, 2013

Columnist Bob McManus, writing in The New York Post, says "this time it's necessary to take seriously what (Pat) Lynch says" about the possible dire consequences of recent judicial and legislative restrictions placed on police officers doing their jobs. In the Chief-Leader, Lynch is quoted saying that the city council's override of the mayoral veto of the so-called Community Safety Act is a "body blow to law enforcement."

Aug. 26, 2013

"Crime rise feared as NYPD exodus looms," the New York Post headline announces, quoting Pat Lynch explaining that, while Safe-Streets-Safe-City hires are reaching retirement age, the NYPD is "the only police force in the country that has downsized since Sept. 11."

Aug. 24, 2013

Pat Lynch's memo to all delegates and members advising them how to behave under the new restrictions imposed by a federal monitor and by the so-called Community Safety Act makes page one of The New York Post and includes a verbatim copy of the memo and a photo of Lynch.

Aug. 23, 2013

In the New York Post, PBA President Pat Lynch "slams" the city council override of the mayoral veto of two bills that he says will cause crime to rise.

Aug. 22, 2013

On WABC-TV News PBA President Pat Lynch tells why he thinks crime will spike because of the city council override of the mayoral veto of the stop-and-frisk bills. On CBS-TV News, Lynch calls the override "another body blow to law enforcement." Press Release: statement by PBA President Pat Lynch re city council stop & frisk override vote.

Aug. 21, 2013

PBA President Pat Lynch’s photo and quotes appear in the Daily News in an article about the PBA’s endorsement of Peter Vallone, Jr., for Queens borough president. “He has supported us and stood up for us” as a city council member, Lynch told the News. The story was also covered by New York 1 News. In The New York Post, Lynch pans a proposal by mayoral candidate Bill Thompson to require New York City police officers to hand out written, detailed explanations whenever they stop and question anyone. Lynch called it a “not very practical idea” that would turn police officers into “pencil-pushers” rather than crime-fighters.

Aug. 20, 2013

In The Chief-Leader, PBA President Pat Lynch explains why the proposed pilot program to equip some New York City police officers with body cameras is a bad idea. Also in The Chief, Lynch attacks the federal judge’s imposition of a federal monitor on the NYPD, blaming “quotas for police activities like summonses and stop, question and frisk,” which are “a direct result of inadequate funding of the NYPD and understaffing in local precincts.” Richard Steier in The Chief also quotes Lynch saying the mayor and others should “properly fund the NYPD and allow police officers to exercise their professional discretion and judgment, just as they had prior to the dramatic increase in stops caused by quotas. Press Release: PBA President comments on Candidate Thompson’s latest stop-question-and-frisk proposals.

On News 12, the Bronx, PBA President Pat Lynch criticizes Judge Shira Scheindlin’s order to equip some NYPD officers with body cameras, pointing out that “the city is already saturated with video cameras... our members are already weighed down with equipment” and that “additional equipment becomes an encumbrance and a safety issue.” In the Queens Chronicle, PBA-endorsed City Council candidate Joe Concannon, a retired NYPD captain, assails Judge Scheindlin’s stop-and-frisk decision, calling it a “thoughtless” ruling.

During a live interview on New York 1 News’ interactive program “The Call” PBA president Pat Lynch fields questions about the impact of the federal stop and frisk decision, use of body cams, and sums up Bloomberg’s Mayoralty.  Lynch also spoke with CBS News reporter Rich Lamb about the impact of additional oversight on PBA members.

Press Release: PBA President opposes use of body cameras.

PBA president Pat Lynch states the union’s objection the use of body cameras in the NY Post and explains to the Wall Street Journal how the recent court ruling constantly puts police officers in the position of proving their innocence while the rest of society is innocent until proven guilty.

Aug. 14, 2013

On News 12, the Bronx, PBA President Pat Lynch criticizes Judge Shira Scheindlin’s order to equip some NYPD officers with body cameras, pointing out that “the city is already saturated with video cameras... our members are already weighed down with equipment” and that “additional equipment becomes an encumbrance and a safety issue.” In the Queens Chronicle, PBA-endorsed City Council candidate Joe Concannon, a retired NYPD captain, assails Judge Scheindlin’s stop-and-frisk decision, calling it a “thoughtless” ruling.

During a live interview on New York 1 News’ interactive program “The Call” PBA president Pat Lynch fields questions about the impact of the federal stop and frisk decision, use of body cams, and sums up Bloomberg’s Mayoralty.  Lynch also spoke with CBS News reporter Rich Lamb about the impact of additional oversight on PBA members.

PBA president Pat Lynch states the union’s objection the use of body cameras in the NY Post and explains to the Wall Street Journal how the recent court ruling constantly puts police officers in the position of proving their innocence while the rest of society is innocent until proven guilty. See also the PBA press release on the topic.

Aug. 13, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch states that Judge's findings do not address the root of the problem – inadequate staffing levels – and that a properly funded NYPD could  “allow police officers to exercise their professional discretion and judgment, just as they had prior to the dramatic increase in stops caused by quotas.” His remarks were quoted in the NY Daily News, New York 1 News and on NBC 4 News.

Aug. 8, 2013

The five police unions join together to endorse former NYPC Captain Joe Concannon for City Council in the 23rd district of Queens.  The endorsement, made on the steps of City Hall, is in fulfillment of the promise to challenge council members who we believe misrepresented their constituents by voting in favor of the so called “community safety act.”  Concannon, with the full support of the five police unions, will challenge incumbent Mark Weprin in November’s election.

New York 1 News, News 12 Brooklyn, and ABC 7 News report the Bronx grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Richard Haste and quote Pat Lynch’s reaction to the decision.  NBC 4 News reports the same story but segues into a look at how the Mayoral candidates reacted to decision.

Aug. 5, 2013

The NY Post reports Pat Lynch’s support for the officers who shot and killed a young gunman in the Bronx under the headline “PBA Prez backs cops who killed gun kid.”  Ironically, the Post failed to use the part of Lynch’s comment which supported the officers.  Lynch told the Post: “These officers were put in the extremely difficult situation of encountering an armed individual who was firing his weapon.  They risked their lives to protect the community and removed a dangerous threat from the streets.  The officers did precisely what they were trained to do.”

New York 1 News’s Inside City Hall kicks off its interview with Public Advocate candidate Cathy Guerriero by reporting and showing video of the recent endorsement of the “powerful” PBA.

The Chief Leader reports the start of contract negotiations between the PBA and the city and the enthusiastic endorsement of Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate at a news conference conducted at PBA Headquarters.

Aug. 1, 2013

The NYC PBA endorsed Cathy Guerriero for Public Advocate at a news conference conducted at PBA Headquarters.  Pat Lynch said “Cathy Guerriero has impressed us with her knowledge of the important issues we deal with on a daily basis.  She has an innate ability to see through the smokescreens of political expediency to do what’s right for our city.”  The story was reported by New York 1 News and you can see the entire news conference in a PBA recorded video.

July

Jul. 30, 2013

The Chief Leader quotes PBA president Pat Lynch in an update on the pressure being put on city council members to kill so called “anti-profiling” bill where Lynch explains the impact that passing the law will have on law enforcement and safety.  In the same edition, The Chief reports reactions to the death penalty verdict for Ronell Wilson in the cold blooded murder of detectives James Nemorin and Rodney Andrews.  Lynch is quoted saying that “some evil must be wiped from the face of the earth…” and praising the jury for a “just decision.”

Jul. 25, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch released a statement (click here to read the statement) on the death penalty verdict for Ronell Wilson who murdered Detectives Andrews and Nemorin.  Lynch was quoted in a story on NY 1 News and in Newsday.

Jul. 24, 2013

While the city council protests against stop and frisk policy on the steps of City Hall, PBA president Pat Lynch explains to CBS 2 News, News 12 Brooklyn and News 12 the Bronx the dangers of the council’s proposed laws.

Jul. 23, 2013

The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s continuing effort to defeat two anti-police bills and a reaction to it. WINS radio also covers the PBA's efforts. The Daily News and Queens Courier reports the Mayor’s veto quoting Pat Lynch’s remarks about the dangers the bills pose to the public.

Jul. 16, 2013

The Chief Leader reports extensively on the PBA’s efforts to defeat the so-called “bias-based” policing bill and quotes Pat Lynch in stories regarding the change to the NY State Safe Act which now allows retired MOS to carry the weapons they retried with and reports Lynch’s slam of Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota’s opposition to retroactive raises.

Jul. 10, 2013

Daily News civil service columnist Lisa Colangelo writes about the PBA pressure on City Council members who voted for two anti-police bills to change their votes and not override the mayor’s expected veto. The Chief-Leader also covers the PBA’s aggressive effort to overturn what it calls the “anti-police, pro-crime” legislation. The New York Post, in a page-two, three-column spread, details the PBA’s City Council lobbying effort and PBA President Pat Lynch’s advice to officers to “be careful not to initiate any law-enforcement action that could be construed as violating the new legislation and subject the officer to legal action” if the legislation survives a mayoral veto.

Jul. 3, 2013

New York 1 News, both in their regular coverage and on "The Call," and City and State report that the PBA continues the pressure to convince city council members to vote against the two anti-police bills as they hand our flyers in the district of council person Mark Weprin.  Pat Lynch explains why the bills are so dangerous.

Jul. 2, 2013

PBA members join Pat Lynch in handing out informational flyers asking for constituents to contact council members Daniel Garodnick and Jessica Lappin to tell them that they are opposed to the “biased based” policing and IG bills.  The story aired on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Fox News and NBC 4 News.

The PBA announces its plan to fight the override of the Mayor’s veto for two anti-policing bills.  Stories are reported in the Post; the Daily News; the Wall Street Journal, New York 1 News, and the Chief Leader and the Post wrote a supportive editorial.

Jul. 1, 2013

The PBA announces its plan to fight the override of the Mayor’s veto for two anti-policing bills.  Stories are reported in the Post; the Daily News; the Wall Street Journal and the Chief Leader and the Post wrote a supportive editorial.

Press release: PBA launches campaign to challenge pro-crime Council Members who voted for anti-Police bills

June

Jun. 28, 2013

NBC 4 News, New York 1 News and ABC 7 News report on the PBA’s efforts to defeat two anti-police bills that will come for a re-vote following an expected mayoral veto.  To see the entire interview with Pat Lynch recorded by the PBA click here for NBC and here for ABC.

PBA president Pat Lynch pledges to use the full resources of the union to challenge “pro-crime” council members who voted for the “bias based” policing and IG bills saying “no council member who puts this city at risk will have a free ride in the next election.”  Lynch also stated that many council members failed to represent the interests “…pro-law enforcement constituents who cherish safe streets and all the positive things that safety brings to the city.”  Stories appear in the NY Post, the Newsday website, the Wall Street Journal; MyFoxNY; CBS2 News; San Francisco Chronicle; Times Union; the Republic, IN; the Daily Journal; WCAX, Vermont; the Westport News and News Times, Connecticut; Seattle PI; Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont TX; My SanAntonio, TX; NJ Herald, NJ; News Center 10, Albany NY; Connecticut Post; Epoch Times; Stamford Advocate; Greenwich Time; and more on the morning he made the announcement.

Jun. 24, 2013

Pat Lynch joins the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, several district attorneys past and present and the other police union presidents in opposing the “biased” policing bill and the call for an Inspector General at a news conference held at 1 PP.  Reports appeared on PIX 11 News; News12 News; NY 1 News; Fox News: NBC 4 News; ABC 7  News and CBS 2 News as well as 1010 WINS radio and WCBS NewsRadio. Also available for your viewing is a PBA recorded and edited video excerpting the remarks of the Mayor, PC and Lynch and an unedited PBA recorded video of the entire 50-minute long news conference with Q&A.

Jun. 21, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch explains the lunacy of the City Council's so called "bias policing" bill during a lengthy interview with radio/tv host Steve Malzberg Show.  The bill, if it becomes law, will prevent police officers from using age, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors in identifying criminal suspects.

Jun. 20, 2013

The end of a very long road for the family, friends and colleagues of fallen officer Peter Figoski concludes with the sentencing of the last two thugs who planned and executed the burglary and assault of the drug dealer.  The sentencing was covered by New York 1 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News and News 12 Brooklyn.  To see the entire post sentencing news conference recorded by the PBA, click here.

Jun. 19, 2013

The five police unions join forces on the steps of City Hall to call for the defeat of legislation that will prevent the use of age, race and other key descriptors from being used by police.  Reports were aired on New York 1 News; CBS 2 News and CNN.  To watch PBA president Pat Lynch’s entire statement click here and to see the entire news conference click here

Jun. 16, 2013

In a video, PBA president speaks at the Municipal Labor Coalition's Fair pay rally.

Jun. 11, 2013

In the Chief, PBA president Pat Lynch calls the second department’s overturning of an assault on a police officer conviction “insane.”   In another story, Lynch comments on a judgment against three police officers in a civil suit alleging use of excessive force that was thrown out when it became known that the plaintiff in the action had arranged to pay for the testimony of his ex-girlfriend who initiated the police action during a domestic dispute.  Lynch said: “…fighting to protect the reputations of New York City police officers who are falsely accused will deter the fraudsters and opportunists and save millions in taxpayers’ money.” See also PBA press release.

The second installment of CBS 2’s reality show called “Brooklyn DA” reports on the trial of the murderers of PO Peter Figoski and includes an interview with Pat Lynch and several news conferences following trial dates.

A police officer is shot in the foot by a handcuffed EDP who grabbed another officer’s weapon outside Harlem Hospital.  PBA president Pat Lynch responded to the hospital and attended a news conference with the mayor and PC as reported on: NY 1 News; PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News: Fox 5 News; CBS 2 News and ABC 7 News.

Jun. 6, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Times defending the actions of the officers who pursued and erratic driver who jumped a curb and killed a child.  Read Lynch’s entire reaction here.

May

May 30, 2013

Media outlets report the conviction of Kevin Santos in the murder of Peter Figoski. Newsday, the Daily News, Metro, the NY Post and News12 quote Pat Lynch who was joined by Pete Figoski’s parents following the closing of the final trial in this case.

May 29, 2013

The Daily News reports (in its continual effort to blame unions for the city’s fiscal problems caused by greedy Wall Streeters) that the PBA, among other unions that are currently working without a contract, expect pay raises in any contract settlement that is forthcoming. In a press release: PBA president comments on the conviction of Kevin Santos.

May 28, 2013

In a letter to the Chief Leader, Pat Lynch notes that all three PERB arbitration awards exceeded the alleged “pattern” set by the city. After some nitpicking, the editor of the Chief agrees that he was mistaken.

May 24, 2013

The New York Times and Newsday report PBA president Pat Lynch's praise for the courage a Brooklyn jury had in finding a burglary ringleader responsible for the murder of PO Peter Figoski. In a press release, PBA President reacts to the conviction of the ringleader in the murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski

May 15, 2013

A Bronx judge dismissed charges against PO Richard Haste in the shooting of an unarmed perp as reported in the Daily News, New York Post, New York Times and Newsday. See reports broadcast on NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; News 12 the Bronx; WNYC Radio and two separate news conferences taped by the PBA. Pat Lynch supports the judge’s decision, explains the difficult choices police officers face and states that there would have been no indictment in the first place had the grand jury been given proper instructions. The judge left the door open to the Bronx DA to present the case to another grand jury.

May 9, 2013

Pat Lynch tells News 12 Brooklyn how a defense attorney is spinning a tale to get his client off for participating in a crime that led to PO Peter Figoski's murder.

May 8, 2013

In a press release, NYC PBA defends Port Authority Police following candidate's insult. See news coverage in The Daily News, The New York Times, The Post, and Newsday.

The NY Post and Channel 12 News Bronx reports that the judge has concerns about the instructions given by the Bronx DA’s office to the grand jury in the case of PO Richard Haste who shot and killed what he believed was an armed perp. Pat Lynch is joined by Haste’s attorney, Stu London, outside the courtroom where London explains the meaning of the judge’s concerns and the possible outcome.

April

Apr. 25, 2013

The Si Advance and Daily News report the $50,000 donation from the New York Police Disaster Relief Fund (a hurricane Sandy relief fund started jointly by the five police unions) to the family of fallen officer Artur Kasprzak who is the only NYPD officer killed by the storm.

Apr. 23, 2013

PBA president and a contingent of PBA board members offer aid and support to fellow officers of the Boston PD during their recovery and hunt for terrorist bombers as reported by the Chief Leader. The visit was also covered in Newsday and Metro.

Apr. 19, 2013

Pat Lynch is interviewed in Boston on On KTHV-TV (CBS affiliate) in Little Rock, Arkansas, explaining why he led a contingent of New York City PBA board members and other officers to the bomb-terrorized city.

Apr. 18, 2013

Daily News reports how New York City lends its Finest aid to Boston cops

March

Mar. 31, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch blasts the department for disciplinary charges when the Bronx DA declines to prosecute an arrest. See the Post story, and Lynch's full statement.

Mar. 27, 2013

Capital NY quotes Pat Lynch and the union’s objection to the use of speed cameras in NYC.

Mar. 21, 2013

This statement was disseminated to the Post for use in their report about objections to the City Council’s proposal to establish an Inspector General for the NYPD. Pat Lynch blasts the City Council for their lack of support and questions why there was no outrage expressed by the council when two MOS had a bounty placed on their heads.

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: “New York City police officers are beyond demoralized by the lack of support from the City Council. Each day we hear more and more anti-police rhetoric from council members. Instead of support, what we get is an anti-police bill that will surely be followed by more. They should be marching in support of us for risking our lives to take guns off the streets not supporting demonstrations against us. Where was the City Council’s outrage when a violent street gang put a bounty on the heads of New York City police officers? Instead, they suggest another layer of wasteful bureaucracy that won’t save one life or prevent a single crime. It’s no wonder that our entire force is demoralized.”

Mar. 20, 2013

Pat Lynch opposes the concept of an Inspector General for the NYPD as reported on CBS 2 News; PIX 11 News; Fox 5 News and WLNY News. See Pat Lynch’s entire CBS 2 News interview with reporter Tony Aiello here.

Mar. 19, 2013

The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s objections to the use of CCRB prosecutors in the NYPD trial room and the budget that plans to further reduce the NYPD headcount by over 800 MOS. In a press release: PBA President reacts to the City Council's inspector general proposal. Bronx News 12 reports the court appearance of PO Richard Haste where PBA president Pat Lynch predicts the officer will be cleared of all charges.

Mar. 15, 2013

Daily News, Wall Street Journal, and PBA press release: PBA president Pat Lynch expresses strong opposition to "speed cameras."

Mar. 11, 2013

The Wall Street Journal reports a shift in handling of common abuse cases to CCRB prosecutors.  Pat Lynch calls the move nonsensical, wasteful and unnecessary.  To read Lynch's entire reaction, click here

February

Feb. 28, 2013

Dozens of uniformed officers join the family of fallen police officer Peter Figoski and PBA president Pat Lynch at the sentencing of cold-blooded cop-killer Lamont Pride as Judge Allan Marrus sentences Pride to 45 years to life.  Stories were reported on: News 12; PIX 11 News: ABC 7 News; New York 1 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; My 9 News; NY Times, Newsday; Daily News; NY Post; Chief-Leader; Huffington Post; Wall Street Journal; Epoch Times; London Daily Mail; 1010 WINS; CBS radio; and WNYC. To view the entire news conference following the sentencing in a PBA recorded video, click here.

Feb. 26, 2013

At the 25th anniversary memorial for PO Edward Byrne, Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Times, Queens Chronicle and the San Francisco Chronicle crediting the officer’s tragic murder as the catalyst for taking our streets back from the drug dealers.

Feb. 25, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch joined Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and other union leaders in opposing an $85 billion federal budget cut which will in turn reduce funding to the Zadroga bill.  The story was reported on PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News. Watch Pat Lynch’s remarks at the news conference by clicking here.

President Pat Lynch tells the NY Times that discipline over “keying” radios should be handled at a local level and not turned into a “federal case” and sent to the trial room.  Lynch’s entire comments were as follows: “One of the most serious concerns this union has is that the department’s disciplinary practices have become way too harsh and it is beating down morale.  Minor rules infractions or problems should be handled on the local level by an immediate supervisor not treated like a federal case and sent to the trial room.  There are many ways a local boss can resolve problems without resorting to formal charges and overly harsh penalties.  Doing so builds a better working relationship between our members and their supervisors while filing heavy charges builds a wall, causes resentment and distracts from the important work we have to do.”

Feb. 20, 2013

Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Post’s and the Chief Leader's report about a decision affirming a lower court’s decision regarding line of duty injury medical expenses for retirees.  Click here to read Lynch’s entire reaction.

Feb 13, 2013

Pat Lynch reacts with outrage to the jury’s acquittal of Michael Velez, the getaway driver in the death of PO Peter Figoski.  Reports appeared in the Daily News, NY Times, Newsday, NY Post, Long Island Press and were aired on New York 1 News, CBS 2 News, Fox 5 news, NBC 4 News; ABC 7 News; News 12 Brooklyn and News Radio 880 and 1010 Wins radio. See also the PBA press release.

Feb. 12, 2013

The following print publications reported the PBA’s and family’s disappointment in the conviction of PO Figoski’s killer on a lesser charge: Daily News, NY Post, Newsday, Wall Street Journal; Huffington Post; Officer.com; London Daily Mail.

Pat Lynch wrote his reaction to the horrid verdict in the murder of Peter Figoski both as a press release and as a message on this site.  Part was published in the Daily News.

Feb. 11, 2013

In stories reported on New York 1 News; CBS 2 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News;  My 9 News; PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News; News 12 Brooklyn; News Radio 880 and 1010 Wins radio; Pat Lynch expresses the disappointment and anger of the PBA and the Figoski family over the failure of a jury to convict Lamont Pride of aggravated murder of a police officer which would have put him in prison for life without possibility of parole.  To watch Lynch’s entire statement in a PBA recorded video, click here. See also the press release.

Feb. 6, 2013

As both sides rest in the murder case of PO Peter Figoski, on New York 1 News and News 12 Brooklyn, Pat Lynch disputes the defense’s argument  that the murderer, Lamont Pride, intended to shoot and kill the officer to get away.

Feb. 5, 2013

Chief Leader: Pat Lynch expresses concern about staffing levels when proposed budget projects only attrition hires.

News 12 Brooklyn reports the day's events at the murder trial of Peter Figoski where the deceased officer's father took ill.  Pat Lynch addresses how the shooter. Lamont Pride, is saying anything to save himself.

Feb. 4, 2013

At the murder trial of PO Peter Figoski, News 12 Brooklyn reports the day's testimony and Pat Lynch discusses how difficult it is for family to sit through this kind of evidence.

January

Jan. 29, 2013

The Chief Leader reports on a proposal to limit binding arbitration raises to 2% outside NYC.  PBA president Pat Lynch pledges  to fight any attempt to limit arbitration awards for PBA members noting that binding arbitration sought to level the playing field in the law that prohibited NYC employees from striking.

Jan. 28, 2013

On the first full day of testimony in the murder trial of PO Peter Figoski, Pat Lynch explains on NY 1 and PIX 11 News the difficulties faced by police officers and the family of the deceased during testimony about the murder.

Jan. 24, 2013

Pat Lynch calls for conviction on the highest charges for all of the defendants as the first trial in Peter Figoski’s murder convenes.  Reports were aired on NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News: ABC 7 News; PIX 11 News; WLNY Long Island; and in a column in the Daily News.

Jan. 15, 2013

In an article in the  Chief Leader, Pat Lynch addresses the stop and frisk decision, noting that the union would support any training that would help members perform their jobs better “...but reject[s] efforts to hold our members responsible for management’s poorly conceived programs.”  In a column in the same paper, its editor notes that Lynch rails against “dangerously low staffing levels” which generated those misguided programs.

Jan. 10, 2013

In a report that appears in the New York Post, PBA president Lynch blames the shortage of staffing for the increase of violence on the neighborhood’s streets.

Jan. 7, 2013

The Chief Leader reports that while parole was denied the killer of PO David Guttenberg, the one dissenting parole commission criticizes the PBA’s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website.   PBA president Lynch makes no apologies and restates the union’s belief the cop killers should be incarcerated for life while encouraging people to use the PBA’s website to object to parole for cop killers.

Jan. 4, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch tells PIX 11, ABC news and New York 1 News  that there are not enough officers on patrol to fight gun violence as two of three officer shot on the same day are released from the hospital.  The release of the officers is also reported on Fox, NBC and My9 news.

Jan. 2, 2013

One of the many PBA’s community outreach efforts is highlighted in a photo published in the Chief Leader.  The union distributed toys, gift cards and supplied refreshments to hundreds of families devastated by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island at the PBSI Annual Holiday Party.  In another Chief Leader article, Pat Lynch is quoted in reaction to the denial of parole to one of PO Ed Byrne’s killers.

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