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2017

Dec. 9, 2017 Report on the PBA‘s annual holiday party for the families of the fallen.
Nov. 9, 2017 Report on the verdict in the trial of P.O. Brian Moore's killer, who was found guilty on all counts.
Nov. 1, 2017 Report praising hero cop in terrorist attack.
Oct. 20, 2017 Report on the start of the murder trial in the killing of police officer Brian Moore.
Sept. 14, 2017 PBA president Pat Lynch is vehement in his opposition of the release by the department of body cam footage of a police involved shooting of a man with a knife and simulated gun.
July 11, 2017 Coverage of the funeral of P.O. Miosotis Familia.
July 10, 2017 In an interview with ABC 7 News, Pat Lynch blasted Brooklyn Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman for releasing a mentally unstable man who said he wanted to kill police officers after he assaulted and attempted to disarm an 83 Pct. member.
July 10, 2017 ABC 7 News also covered the wake for fallen hero P.O. Miosotis Familia.
July 8, 2017 Vigil for P.O. Miosotis Familia at the 46th Precinct.
July 6, 2017 Follow up story regarding the cold-blooded murder of PO Miosotis Familia.
July 5, 2017 The city mourns the assassination of Police Officer Miosotis Familia in the Bronx.
  Fifteen-year-old Justin Morrell is charged as an adult in the attempted murder of PO Dalsh Veve. Reports on June 16 and June 17.
June 11, 2017 The PBA commissioned an environmental test at the 23 Pct. when an MOS was found to have Legionnaires disease.
June 5, 2017 Report on PO Dalsh Veve being dragged and critically injured in Brooklyn while responding to a shots fired call.
Apr. 27, 2017 Report on the PBA's efforts to combat the opioid crisis by distributing drug abuse prevention information at transit hubs in the Bronx and Staten Island.  Pat Lynch told reporters that police officers need the public's help and support to end the epidemic.
Apr. 3, 2017 Manhattan Criminal Court was crammed with police officers and PBA officials in support the Holder family at the sentencing of the murderer of PO Randolph Holder who was given life in prison without parole. Noon and 4 PM.
Mar. 30, 2017 The Appellate Division overturned a lower court decision upholding the confidentiality of police disciplinary records noting the real risks releasing those records have on police officers and their families.  Pat Lynch praises the decision and emphasizes the need to prosecute those who violate it. 
Mar. 6, 2017 Standing with the family of PO Randolph Holder, Pat Lynch addresses the media following a guilty on all counts verdict in PO Holder’s murder trial. 
Feb. 27, 2017 Contract overwhelmingly approved by members. News at 5 and News at 6.
Jan. 31, 2017 Report on a tentative five-year deal which pays police officers 2.25% more than the established pattern and agrees to restore full line of duty disability benefits for all officers.
Jan. 10, 2017 Members mourn Steven McDonald

2016

Nov. 10, 2016 Funeral of Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo.
Nov. 5, 2016 Sadness on the death of Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo experienced within the 43 Pct.
Nov. 4, 2016 What began as a home invasion ended with the death of one hero Sergeant and the wounding of another and the killing of the suspect in the 43 Pct in the Bronx.
Oct. 25, 2016 Editorial: Movement in the Eric Garner Case
Oct. 25, 2016 Report on changes in the Justice Department’s  investigators from local NYC to a Washington DC based team handling the Eric Garner case.
Oct. 18, 2016  Pat Lynch reports that the dramatic increase in PBA Pension Seminar attendance is a result of low pay and low morale.  
Sept. 26, 2016 Report on the PBA protest at the Mayor’s gym before the event began. 
Aug. 7, 2016 ABC 7’s anchor, Bill Ritter, questions Commissioner Bratton about his relationship with the unions.  Ritter mistakenly states (a mistake for which he has apologized to Lynch) that the statement released by the PBA and the SBA on Bratton’s announcement were identical in a negative way.  Bratton disagrees and praises Lynch while calling Mullens “bipolar.” 
July 25, 2016 Pat Lynch said that the NYPD’s purchase of ballistic vests will provide “immediate protection” for patrol officers but notes that without long rifles, officers will not be able to counter the immediate threat of an active shooter.  Lynch said it’s a typical half measure by this administration. 
July 20, 2016 Following an illegal trespass protest by two youth groups at the building that houses PBA Headquarters, Pat Lynch told the media that their actions are uniformed and misdirected at the police who protect their rights to protest.
July 18, 2016 In an interview about the NYPD's officer safety measures following the Dallas and Baton Rouge attacks, Pat Lynch once again called for police officers on routine patrol to be equipped with long guns, ballistic vest and helmets.  He cited FBI statistics showing that the vast majority of active shooter-style attacks are over before the NYPD's specialized units would be able to respond.
June 14, 2016 Cop-killer Marcell Dockery, who started the arson fire that killed PO Dennis Guerra and permanently injured PO Rosa Rodriguez, was sentenced to 19 years to life for the crime.  The Guerra family joined PO Rodriguez, PBA president Pat Lynch and a host of police officers in court. 
May 5, 2016 Following the conviction of cop-killer Marcell Dockery in Brooklyn Criminal Court, PBA president Pat Lynch calls the verdict “just” but notes that the verdict will not lessen the pain of loss suffered by the Guerra family.
April 25, 2016

Severely injured PO Rosa Rodriguez testified at the trial of a 16-year-old whose arson fire took the life of PO Dennis Guerra in Coney Island.  PBA president Pat Lynch spoke to the media about the difficult day of testimony for the officer’s families and colleagues

Mar. 23, 2016 The Brooklyn District Attorney has recommended that former PO Peter Liang serve no jail time in a fatal accidental shooting.   PBA president Pat Lynch told the media that criminalizing an accident serves no good purpose and that the DA should never have indicted the officer to begin with.
Mar. 15, 2016 The PBA held a news conference today to announce all of the results of the union’s first-ever membership survey.
Mar. 14, 2016 Report on “preview” findings of the union’s first ever survey of its members reporting that morale is at rock bottom, the city is getting less safe and most officers would leave for a better paying law enforcement job. 
Mar. 7, 2016 Pat Lynch and other PBA board officers and members joined hundreds of police officers from around the country at St. Patrick's Cathedral for a memorial Mass in honor of Euless, Texas Police Officer David Hofer.  Hofer, a former NYPD member with the 9 Pct., was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.  Lynch said: “We come here together because we’re family. We have our family at home. We have our family on the street. He’s part of both.’’ 
Feb. 12, 2016

Pat Lynch discusses the need for improvements in city housing projects in order to make it safe for patrol and residents.

Feb. 4, 2016 Pat Lynch calls the department’s plan to wake a sleeping passengers on subway trains an attempt to conceal the fact that there are not enough police officers to cover the subway and calls it a band-aid approach. 
Jan. 20, 2016 A terrorist threat against police officers in Philadelphia and NYC that originated in Manhattan resulted in warnings by the NYPD and the PBA to officers to take all precautions.

2015

Dec. 30, 2015 Funeral of American hero and NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Dec. 11, 2015 Street renaming ceremony in honor of P.O. Brian Moore.
Nov. 25, 2015 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch states that lives can be saved during a Paris style terrorist attack by equipping and training patrol officers who are the most likely to be the first responders.  Lynch gave the same advice following the coordinated attacks in Mumbai
Nov. 24, 2015

Calling PO Randolph Holder “an ordinary hero,” PBA president Pat Lynch and about 100 police officers jammed the Manhattan courthouse where cop killer Tyrone Howard meekly offered a “not guilty” plea in the murder of the officer. 

Nov. 11, 2015 Early and late coverage of the PBA contract rally in front of Gracie Mansion.
Oct. 25, 2015 Pat Lynch calls for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino's violence-filled movies after the director called police officers "murderers" at an anti-police rally on Saturday Oct. 24.
Oct. 22, 2015 Speaking to ABC 7 News's N.J. Burkett outside of PSA 5, Pat Lynch said "We've had four police officers killed. That's not an anomaly. That's happening because [criminals] feel emboldened on the street."
Oct. 22, 2015

Hundreds of police officers packed a Manhattan courtroom for the arraignment of cop-killing coward Tyrone Howard's arraignment in the murder of P.O. Randolph Holder.  Following the arraignment, Pat Lynch told reporters that police officers will continue to turn out at court until P.O. Holder's murderer faces justice.  He added, "Violence against New York City police officers has to stop, and it has to stop now." 

Oct. 21, 2015 Report on the murder of P.O. Randolph Holder, member of the PSA 5 anti-crime team, who was killed while pursuing a gunman in East Harlem. Speaking at the hospital following P.O. Holder's passing, Pat Lynch asked for prayers for the family and said, "these police officers need your support as we bury our brother police officer.  But it can’t end there. We need your support every day, on every corner, in every neighborhood, so we can continue to carry ourselves like superheroes, so we can save you and protect you." 
Oct. 7, 2015 Calling the CCRB a “…cop-hating branch of the New York Civil Liberties Union” PBA president Pat Lynch said that their substantiation of the use of force complaint in the Blake case is “no surprise” and that the officers would be vindicated upon a complete review of the facts.
Oct. 1, 2015 Lynch quoted in story about the NYPD’s new use-of-force tracking system.
Sept. 19, 2015 Report on the renaming of a street in Far Rockaway in honor of P.O. Dennis Guerra, who was killed in the line of duty in while responding to an arson fire in April 2014.
Sept. 11, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch defends the officer in the mistaken identity arrest noting that the officer was professional and prevented what he believed to be a person who just committed a crime from fleeing.
Aug. 25, 2015 The PBA’s vehement opposition to Federally mandated “Stops and Frisk Receipts” is verbalized by Pat Lynch.
Aug. 19, 2015 Following reports that two police officers would be transferred after being photographed with body-painted street performers in Times Square, Pat Lynch said that the officers were being held to a different, unfair standard and had done nothing that warranted the punishment.
July 17, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch defends police officers of the 40 Precinct who are alleged to have downgraded crimes saying officers do as they are told or are punished and that the union will vigorously defend these members.
July 3, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch defends an officer using necessary force to effect an arrest of a man with a knife which was video taped by a bystander.  Lynch called it a “textbook” case and commended the officers for a “job well done.”  
June 22, 2015 Pat Lynch comments that hiring 1,000 more police officers is “a drop in the bucket” given the department is down by 7,000 since 2001.
June 9, 2015 Speaking to reporters outside yesterday's Medal Day ceremony at 1 Police Plaza, Pat Lynch said that the Summer All Out initiative is a "bandaid approach" and that the only real solution for addressing the recent crime spike is to hire even more police officers than the 1,000 proposed by the City Council.
June 5, 2015 Report on the Lynch landslide reelection.
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 21, 2015 Fifty-one police officers were honored by their peers at the PBA’s “Finest of the Finest Awards” for incredible acts of bravery. 
May 4, 2015 Report on the passing of hero Police Officer Brian Moore. 
Mar. 24, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch tells actor turned junkie/burglar Lillo Brancato, who is in part responsible for the death of hero officer Daniel Enchautegui, to look for redemption and forgiveness “…somewhere else because he’s not going to find it among the ranks of NYC police officers.” 
Feb. 24, 2015 The story about little Savannah Solis being honored by the NYPD aired on dozens of TV stations across the country on local affiliates of two main networks: CBS and ABC.   Representing all of the members of the NYC PBA, Pat Lynch expresses our appreciation for young Savannah’s support and kindness.
Feb. 10, 2015 With the indictment of an officer in the accidental discharge death of a man, Pat Lynch calls for the same due process for the officer as anyone else would receive and calls for consideration of the dangerous patrol duty the officer was assigned to do.
Feb. 6, 2015 Nine days after PBA president Pat Lynch called for the immediate purchase of new vests and the establishment of a replacement program for vests that have passed their warranty date, Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Viverito and Commissioner Bratton agreed to purchase the best available vests and replace old ones at a news conference held at the 34 Pct.
Jan. 29, 2015 A Department of Investigation probe that was initiated at the demands of the PBA determined that the Bronx Defenders knowingly participated in a video promoting the killing of police officers.  Upon the release of the DOI’s findings, Pat Lynch called for the shutting down of the organization and the disbarment of the lawyers  who participated in the “despicable video.”
Jan. 22, 2015 The families of Police Officers Liu and Ramos joined Pat Lynch at the City Council’s vote to rename two streets in their honor. 
Jan. 16, 2015 Lynch is not concerned with polls of civilians saying “I fight for and speak for police officers of the City of New York and they are the only ones whose opinions I care about.”
Jan. 14, 2015 Dave Evans speaks with Pat Lynch regarding an opposition candidate in an upcoming election. 
Jan. 8, 2015 Report on the hospital walkout of P.O. Aliro Pellerano, who was wounded Monday while responding to a robbery in the Bronx. Speaking at the hospital, Pat Lynch praised the bravery and dedication that Pellerano and his colleagues displayed in responding to the call even though they were about to go off duty.  He noted that any other New York City police officer would have done the same.   
Jan. 8, 2015 Speaking outside 1 Police Plaza following a meeting between the five police unions and Police Commissioner Bratton, Pat Lynch said that the unions' concerns about the safety of police officers and the public were discussed, but there is still no willingness on the part of City Hall to solve these problem. 
Jan. 6, 2015 ABC 7 News aired a portion of the NewsMax interview.
Jan. 4, 2014 Funeral of P.O. Wenjian Liu.
Jan. 3, 2015 Wake for Officer Liu.
Jan. 3, 2014 ABC 7 News reports on the Police Commissioner's memo about behavior at Officer Liu's funeral and uses a sound bite from Pat Lynch from after the five police unions met with the mayor and Bratton.

2014

Dec. 24, 2014 Report on the memo from Pat Lynch to members to take extra precautions during the time of threats against police. 
Dec. 20, 2014 The assassination of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in Brooklyn.
Dec. 17, 2014 Pat Lynch calls for the Mayor to decline to meet with protest organizers until they publicly denounce the individuals who assaulted two police officers earlier this week.
Dec. 13, 2014 Outside the PBA's annual holiday party for the families of fallen officers, Pat Lynch addressed the "Do Not Insult My Sacrifice" letters with ABC 7 News. 
Dec. 13, 2014 PBA asks officers to sign form to keep mayor away from their funeral
Dec. 4, 2014 Following the announcement that a Staten Island grand jury would not indict P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, most media outlets reported Pat Lynch's comments that Officer Pantaleo never intended to harm Eric Garner and was simply attempting to take him into custody using a technique he learned in the academy.  Most also reported Officer Pantaleo's expression of condolences to Garner's family. 
Nov. 21, 2014 WABC covered the shooting at Louis Pink Houses. Pat Lynch explains that conditions that make them dangerous for police and residents alike.
Nov. 13, 2014

Most local newspapers and electronic media report on the City Council’s ridiculous proposals to require police of obtain written or audio permission before conducting a search and another proposal to make the use of chokeholds by police a misdemeanor crime.  Pat Lynch said the proposal were unnecessary and would endanger police officers and the public. 4 pm and 6 pm reports.

Oct. 7, 2014 A lawyer claims on CBS 2 News and ABC 7 News that a police officer stole money from his client but Pat Lynch comes to the defense of the officer explaining that the man fit the description called in of a man with a gun and that all of the individual’s property was properly vouchered.

Oct. 3, 2014

Upon hearing that the Department of Investigation had cleared the Mayor’s wife’s chief of staff for failing to indicate that she is living with a convicted felon, Pat Lynch told the media that the double standard is alive and well in the de Blasio administration. 

Oct. 2, 2014

In stories about the Police Commissioner’s call to “weed out” bad cops, Pat Lynch said that the union will defend every officer and ensure their right to due process like every other American. 

Sept. 29, 2014

Pat Lynch defends the officers in the Garner case as grand jury proceedings begin

Sept. 29, 2014

Report on the upcoming grand jury and Pat Lynch's support of the officers.

Sept. 26, 2014

Funeral of PO Michael Williams

Sept. 20, 2014

ABC 4 News reported the story on the Eric Garner's autopsy review with the caveat that the Garner family will appear at Sharpton's National Action Network to discuss the findings.

Sept. 19, 2014

Following an announcement of the findings of an autopsy review by an expert for the Garner family, Pat Lynch tells reporters that Garner did not die of a chokehold which would have resulted in asphyxiation and that what appears to be a chokehold was actually a take down method as Garner resisted arrest. He also stated that injuries discovered during the autopsy were consistent with damage from life saving measures rendered to a man in cardiac arrest.  

Sept. 7, 2014

ABC television's "Eyewitness News Closeup with Diana Williams" aired a wide ranging discussion of body cameras on  police officers during which a civil libertarian agreed with PBA president Lynch's statement that there were still too many unanswered questions to be resolved before initiating a program. 

Sept. 5, 2014

Pat Lynch lashes out against the UFT’s outrageous, non-union like behavior in pressuring teachers not to wear shirts that support police officers and/or the NYPD.   Lynch slams them for using “management-like scare tactics” for warning teachers that inappropriate dress could result in a trip to the Chancellor’s office.  See also the full PBA-recorded interview.

Sept. 4, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch informs the media that the federally mandated body camera pilot program is part of the legal challenge still underway by the PBA and that there are still too many unanswered questions about how such a program would work in a practical sense. 

Aug. 30, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch defends police officers who followed department protocols in order to obtain medical help for a man who was high on PCP and whose subsequent death was labeled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's office.  Lynch said the drug abuser is fully responsible for is own demise, not the officers who were preventing him from being a danger to himself and the public.

Aug. 19, 2014

Pat Lynch calls for a fair review of the facts by the grand jury in the Eric Gardner case outside the 6th Pct. Lynch noted that it makes no sense to criticize the fairness of the Staten Island DA's investigation before it has been completed.

Aug. 15, 2014

Pat Lynch responds to a news conference by "Black Law Enforcement Professionals" who claim the officers involved in the Garner case should be "charged, prosecuted and jailed" by saying the that the PBA offers no apology for vehemently defending these officers against a rush to judgment in this case. 

Aug. 5, 2014

The PBA and SBA conducted a joint news conference to address police haters, resisting arrest and to set the record straight on the tragic death in custody of Eric Garner.

Aug. 3, 2014

ABC 7 News reports the arrest of Ramsey Orta who shot the Garner arrest video with a comment from Pat Lynch

Aug. 1, 2014

The PBA responds to the Medical Examiner’s findings in the death of Eric Garner. 

July 19, 2014

The PBA responds to reports of a death in custody.

July 3, 2014

ABC reports on the NYPD’s plan to put desk officers out on patrol for 90 days.  PBA president Pat Lynch called it an admission of a severe shortage of officers on the street and a last ditch, band-aid effort to deal with shootings.

May 19, 2014

Heroic and severely injured police officer Rosa Rodriguez is released from the hospital. 

May 16, 2014

Joined by the families of murdered police officers Anthony Dwyer and Harry Ryman, Pat Lynch calls for the NY state Parole Board to deny the parole requests of two cop-killers. During the followup Q & A, Lynch states that this state should have a viable death penalty. Police Officer Harry Ryman’s daughter, Margaret, talks about the loss to her family and how having to testify every two years at parole hearing is like reliving the nightmare.

May 1, 2014

Pat Lynch addressed the media following the arraignment of Marcell Dockery in the murder of PO Dennis Guerra telling them not to be fooled by a young face and that his criminal act was one of an adult for which he must be held responsible. 4 PM and 5 PM reports.

Apr. 23, 2014

New York City Council Speaker calls for more cops on street

Apr. 14, 2014

Funeral of Police Officer Dennis Guerra.

Apr. 10, 2014

Report of the death of hero police officer Dennis Guerra.

Apr. 8, 2014

Pat Lynch is interviewed in follow-up stories which aired Tuesday evening about critically injured officers Guerra and Rodriguez as Commissioner Bratton announces the establishment of a fire response protocol for police officers. 

Feb. 28, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch joined by a large group of officers tells the media that attempted cop-killer Robinson shot PO Li because he “doesn’t like cops.”  Lynch noted that he should never be able to walk the streets of NY again as a free man. 

Feb. 22, 2014

NYPD stop-and-frisk case back to lower court

2013

Dec. 31, 2013 WABC reports 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.
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.

Aug. 22, 2013 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.
Aug. 8, 2013 ABC 7 News reports the Bronx grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Richard Haste and quotes Pat Lynch’s reaction to the decision.
Jun. 28, 2013 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.” 
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.
Jun. 11, 2013 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.

May 15, 2013

A Bronx judge dismissed charges against PO Richard Haste in the shooting of an unarmed perp. At two separate media encounters, 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. 

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.

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. 

Feb. 11, 2013

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.

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. 

Jan. 4, 2013

PBA president Pat Lynch says  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.

2012

Dec. 22, 2012

In light of the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook School, PBA president Pat Lynch emphasizes the need to get assault weapons out of the hands of civilians. 

Nov. 3, 2012

A little more than an hour after PBA president Pat Lynch issued a statement calling for the postponement of the NYC Marathon which he called "...essentially a citywide party" stating that NYPD resources were too thin, the Mayor's office annonced its decision to cancel the race.

Oct. 25, 2012

PBA president Pat Lynch visits PO Marcano in the hospital the day after the officer’s heroic actions and addresses the media about the officer’s courage and condition.

Oct. 24, 2012

Television reports on the outstanding work done by off-duty PO Ivan Marcano who was shot in the process of breaking up an armed robbery show Lynch at the hospital with the Mayor and the PC as they report the heroic action of this young officer.

Oct. 17, 2012

PBA president Pat Lynch defends the actions of two officers accused of brutality in the videotaped arrest of a man.  ABC 7 News reporter NJ Burkett reports the story.

Sep. 3, 2012

Pat Lynch joins family members of PO Edward Byrne, who was assassinated by drug dealers in 1988, and Senator Charles Schumer in calling for the state Parole board to deny parole to the four cop-killers.

Jul. 24, 2012

Lynch reacts to the Mayor’s statement about police striking until something is done about illegal guns.

Jun. 14, 2012

Pat Lynch speaks in support of  PO Richard Haste following the officer’s indictment.

May 2, 2012

WABC reports the release of Police Officer Eder Loor from the hospital after his surgery for a knife wound to his brain.

Apr. 17, 2012

News coverage of the attack by an EDP of Police Officer Eder Loor and the new conference at Mt. Sinai hospital where PBA president Pat Lynch spoke about the condition of the officer’s family.

Apr. 9, 2012

In a report by N.J. Burkett claiming that NYC is the safest big city for everyone but police officers, Pat Lynch ties the proliferation of illegal guns and an increase of officers being shot to lack of manpower.

Feb. 27, 2012 PO Kevin Brennan appears in court as the skell that tried to kill him pleads not guilty.   Officer Brennan and his family stood with Pat Lynch after the court appearance as Lynch addressed the media and called for more police to deal with the dangers on the street.
Feb. 12, 2012 This report followed a major PBA news conference at which Pat Lynch demanded the release of 9/11 cancer statistics from the NYPD and an expert forensic scientist Dr. Richard Lee explained the types of carcinogens and toxins found on the uniform of 9/11 first responder PO Alonzo Harris. Assemblyman Micah Kellner and State Senator Diane Savino, who are are submitting legislation to compel the release of the data, and Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio joined in pressing for the release of this critical cancer data.
Feb. 10, 2012 Bellevue Hospital was the scene of the “walkout” for PO Kevin Brennan.  We’re all glad to see him go home safely.
Feb. 1, 2012 PBA President Pat Lynch appears at press conference about police officer who survived being shot in the head by a criminal in Brooklyn.
Feb. 1, 2012 President Pat Lynch reacts to the interim order banning off-duty use of objects or apparel bearing NYPD logo.
Jan. 4, 2012 The killers of PO Figoski appear in court.

2011

Dec. 20, 2011 A contingent from the PBA fill the courtroom as PO Figoski’s killers plead not guilty to the killing. Pat Lynch proclaims the disgust of police officers throughout the city and criticizes an inmate who claimed to be assaulted by Corrections Officers.
Dec. 16, 2011 A large contingent of PBA members join Pat Lynch at the indictment of the killers of PO Figoski.
Dec. 13, 2011 Reports are aired indicating that five are in custody for the murder of PO Peter Figoski.  Pat Lynch express outrage over a judge’s horrible decision to ROR a known dangerous felon without even setting bail and at the arraignment, notes that the perp was brought in cuffed with PO Figoski’s own handcuffs.
Oct. 28, 2011 Over one thousand PBA members joined Pat Lynch to rally in a show of support for fellow officers indicted for "ticket fixing" at the Bronx Hall of Justice. Reports at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m.
Sep. 9, 2011 At a press conference with several members of the US Congress, Pat Lynch speaks about police exposure to toxins during and after 9-11-01.
Apr. 14, 2011 Pat Lynch states the cancellation of the 540 cadets for an April class will compromise safety for the public and police officers.
Mar. 13, 2011 Pat Lynch stands with the Mayor and Police Commissioner at the news conference announcing the murder of PO Alain Schaberger. 6 PM newscast and 11 PM newscast.

2010

Dec. 17, 2010 Seriously wounded PO Ricardo Ramirez is released from the hospital as Pat Lynch decries the release of his assailant on a low bail.
Nov. 17, 2010 Pat Lynch skips Zadroga bill lobbying trip to Washington DC to honor fallen fellow officer David Mahmoud of the 75 Pct who died of 9/11 related cancer.  With the family's blessing, Lynch joined by hundreds of MOS spoke with the media about the urgent need to pass the Zadroga bill now.
Oct. 27, 2010 Pat Lynch calls the killers of PO Russel Timoshenko “maggots who should never walk the streets.”
Jun. 4, 2010 Pat Lynch lashes out against the parole of the murderer of Police Officer Stephen Gilroy.
May 25, 2010 PBA president Pat Lynch calls the proposed "shoot to wound" legislation "absurd."
Feb. 22, 2010 Pat Lynch reacts to acquittal of three officers falsely accused of sodomizing a perp or attempting to cover it up. Noon edition.
Feb. 22, 2010 Pat Lynch reacts to acquittal of three officers falsely accused of sodomizing a perp or attempting to cover it up. 11 PM edition.
Jan. 29, 2010 Pat Lynch calls alleged brutality video "necessary force."

2009

Oct. 19, 2009 Endorsement of Bloomberg for Mayor
Apr. 3, 2009 Lynch calls conviction of PO Lora for Man. 2 “a devastatingly wrong verdict” which will send a message to all police officers to “walk on by” an incident when off duty.
Apr. 1, 2009 Lee Woods, one of three who murdered PO Russel Timoshenko and wounded PO Herman Yan, is sentenced to life without parole plus 65 years.
Mar. 25, 2009 Report on the acquittal in the attack of PO Eric Hernandez
Mar. 16, 2009 Report on the guilty verdict of Lee Woods in the murder of PO Russel Timoshenko.
Feb. 25, 2009 PO Timoshenko's killer blames the media and PBA for his conviction while Lynch calls for the death penalty
Jan. 14, 2009 Robert Ellis sentenced for weapons possession in the Timoshenko case, and the PBA's reaction.
Jan. 9, 2009 PBA reacts to ten-year sentence for Lilo Brancato for his involvment in death of PO Enchautegui.

2008

Dec. 22, 2008 A verdict in the Brancato trial and reactions to the Timoshenko mistrial
Dec. 19, 2008 Dexter Bostick is guilty of all charges in murder of PO Russel Timoshenko
Dec 18, 2008 More reactions to absurd not-guilty verdict and Timoshenko/ Enchautegui follow up report
Dec. 17, 2008 Lynch decries the not-guilty verdict for the one of three defendents in the murder of PO Russel Timoshenko
Dec. 15, 2008 Updates on the murder trials of PO Daniel Enchautegui in the Bronx and PO Russel Timoshenko in Brooklyn
Dec. 13, 2008 ABC News interviews Pat Lynch regarding more budget cuts and layoffs
Nov. 13, 2008 Cop killer sentenced to life in prison without parole
Nov. 12, 2008 .Day two of the Timoshenko murder trial.
Nov. 10, 2008 Pat Lynch speaks at the opening of the Timoshenko murder trial
Oct. 30, 2008 Lynch comments on the guilty verdict in killing of PO Enchautegui
Oct. 15, 2008 Lynch reacts to the proceedings at the trial of cop killer Steven Armento.
Aug. 21. 2008 PBA president and executive board join the Mayor in announcing a tentative agreement for the 2006/2010 contract.
Jul. 29, 2008 PBA defends officers involved in two separate video taped incidents.
May 28, 2008 PBA supports family of deceased PO Eric Hernandez as his assailants are sentenced in Bronx Criminal Court.
May 19, 2008 PERB award for 2004/06 police officers contract
May 9, 2008 ABC reports on "exodus" of police from the NYPD
Apr. 4, 2007 PBA president blames low top pay for ability of other departments to recruit NYPD veterans.
Apr. 2, 2008 PO Michael Carey testifies at the Bell trial.
Feb. 29, 2008 PBA president reacts to cop-bashing museum display
Jan. 31, 2008 Finest of the Finest awards ceremony

2007

Dec. 8, 2007 Television news coverage of the annual PBA party for the families of officers who fell in the line of duty.
Nov. 9, 2007 Murderer of PO Dillon Stewart sentenced to life without parole.
Oct. 30, 2007 Pat Lynch demands apology from Bloomberg for Zadroga insult.
Oct. 18, 2007 The PBA challenges the NYPD's mandatory alcohol testing policy in federal court on constitutional grounds. 
Oct. 11, 2007 Jury takes less than two hours to convict killer of PO Dillon Stewart.
Sep. 17, 2007 Pat Lynch joins PO Dillon Stewart's wife at the opening of the murder trial.
Sep. 14, 2007 Low pay taking toll on NYPD recruitment
Jul. 17, 2007 Wake for P.O. Timoshenko
Jul. 15, 2007 Rearraignment of alleged killers of PO Russel Timoshenko
Jul. 13, 2007 Pat Lynch delivers a message from the Timoshenko family at Kings County Hospital.
Jul. 11, 2007 PBA members appear at indictment of first arrested in shooting of officers Yan and Timoshenko.  Lynch calls for others to surrender and for a viable death penalty in New York State.
Mar. 23, 2007 As injured PO Angel Cruz leaves the hospital, Pat Lynch blames increased assaults on Police Officers on inadequate staffing.
Mar. 5, 2007 PBA supports police officer Michael Carey at grand jury in shooting incident
Jan 26, 2007 Former NYPD cop Cesar Morales says he quit for better pay.
Jan 18, 2007 Lynch says use budget surplus for police pay increase.

2006

Dec. 12, 2006 Pat Lynch slams CUNY for center named in honor of a cop killer.
Dec. 4, 2006 PBA/DEA meet with Queens DA seeking fair treatment.
Nov. 30, 2006 Coverage of shooting
Jul. 24, 2006 Police Officers now ill with the effects of exposure at the World Trade Center discuss their illnesses as PBA activates its new WTC Health Registry.
Jun. 7, 2006 Pat Lynch reacts to a videotape released by an attorney showing defendants claiming self defense in the beating of police officer Eric Hernandez.
May 7, 2006 Lynch counters defense lawyer claims on new video in death of P.O. Hernandez
May 5, 2006 Lynch blames thugs for death of P.O. Hernandez
Apr. 24, 2006 Pat Lynch and board members join TWU President Roger Toussaint at a rally before he surrendered to serve 10-day jail sentence for the 3-day-long TWU strike last December.
Apr. 2, 2006  Pat Lynch Joins Council Speaker Christine Quinn in Seeking $9 Million to Upgrade 18,000 Vests
Feb. 1, 2006  Pat Lynch joins Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes to announce the first indictment under the tougher law called the "crimes against police act"
Jan. 10, 2006 NYPD officer suffers fatal heart attack
Jan. 9, 2006 Hundreds of police officers join Pat Lynch at arraignment of cop killers. Lynch warns potential jurors not to be swayed by the celebrity status of one of the killers.
Jan. 9, 2006 Lynch blames city for "disastrously low" starting salary that is impacting recruiting.

2005

Dec. 14, 2005 Police from near and far honor P.O. Daniel Enchautegui at funeral.
Dec. 6, 2005 20,000 police officers honor fallen comrade at funeral.
Dec. 4, 2005 Lynch joins Senator Schumer in calling for tougher gun laws.
Dec. 1, 2005 Lynch at indictment of the murderer of PO Dillon Stewart.
Nov. 29, 2005 Pat Lynch calls for death penalty at courtroom where suspect is charged with the murder of Police Officer Dillon Stewart
Nov. 28, 2005 Pat Lynch reacts to the murder of Police Officer Dillon Stewart
Nov. 22, 2005 Lynch hails Blackburne decision
Nov. 16, 2005 PBA endorses Eliot Spitzer for Governor.
Oct. 21, 2005 Lynch calls Conroy conviction "wrong."
Aug. 4, 2005 First New York City Cop Killed In Iraq
Jun. 28, 2005 NYPD Set to Get a Pay Increase
Mar. 7, 2005 Mistrial declared in Zongo case
Mar. 3, 2005 Questioned raised about quality of new recruits
Jan. 7, 2005 Mayor offers property tax rebate but says cannot afford raise for cops

2004

Nov. 17, 2004 Remove Laura Blackburne from the bench
Aug. 30, 2004 Vigil at the World Trade Center
Aug. 18, 2004 Angry members of Police and Fire Unions take their complaints to the Mayor's house
Aug. 11, 2004 NYC Fire, Police Unions May Strike at RNC (national)
Aug. 10, 2004 NYPD, FDNY Loudly Hound Bloomberg Over Contract
Jul. 19, 2004 More on picketing at Garden
Jul. 16, 2004 Police and firefighters picket Madison Square Garden
Jul. 16, 2004 Lynch defends members
Jun. 11, 2004 Judge Laura Blackburne helps suspect sneak out of courtroom
Jun. 8, 2004 NYC Workers To Rally At City Hall Today
Mar. 24, 2004 Falsification of crime statistics
Feb. 11, 2004 Hundreds Of Cops Demand The Resignation Of Police Commissioner Kelly
Feb. 10, 2004 Police Union Calls On Commissioner Kelly To Resign
Jan. 26, 2004 Lynch meets with D.A. to discuss shooting
Jan. 26, 2004 Family of Police-Shooting Victim Demands Punishment for Cop
Jan 9, 2004 More on parole hearing
Jan 6, 2004 PBA says no parole — ever — for copkiller Herman Bell

2003

Aug. 6, 2003 PBA grieves retaliation transfers
May 15, 2003 Lynch Proves Quotas and "Don't Blame the Cop" Campaign 
Apr. 16, 2003 NYPD: Budget Cuts will Put City Residents at Risk
Jan. 14, 2003 Budget cuts
Jan. 9, 2003 More on budget cuts

2002

Nov. 8, 2002 Alleged Cop Shooter May Go Free
Oct. 1, 2002 Bulletproof vests
Aug. 15, 2002 Cops, Firefighters Rally In Times Square, Demanding Better Pay
Aug. 14, 2002 Rally For Pay Increase
Jul. 11, 2002 NYC Police Union: It's Surprising More Prisoners Have Not Escaped From Police Custody
Mar. 26, 2002 Charles Schwarz Indicted On Perjury Charges In Louima Case
Mar. 7, 2002 Schwarz Granted $1 Million Bail In Louima Torture Case
Feb. 28, 2002 Federal Court Overturns Convictions in Louima Torture Case
Feb. 28, 2002 Reaction to Court's Decision in Louima Case Comes Fast and Furious
Feb. 28, 2002 Law Professor Shares His Thoughts On Today's Court Decision
See also this year's WABC news stories.