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2017

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. 9, 2017 Report on jury deliberations in the murder of police officer Brian Moore.
Sept. 16, 2017 PBA Demands Firing of John Jay Professor Over 'Dead Cops' Tweet
Sept. 15, 2017 PBA President Pat Lynch called for the immediate firing of anti-police Professor Michael Isaacson of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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 Lynch criticized Mayor de Blasio for taking a last-minute trip to Germany the day after P.O. Familia's death.
July 10, 2017 In an interview with NBC 4 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 5, 2017 The city mourns the assassination of Police Officer Miosotis Familia in the Bronx. Morning coverage and News at 4.
June 11, 2017 The PBA commissioned an environmental test at the 23 Pct. when an MOS was found to have Legionnaires disease.
June 4, 2017 Report on PO Dalsh Veve being dragged and critically injured in Brooklyn while responding to a shots fired call.
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. See early and later coverage.
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. 

2016

Nov. 10, 2016 Funeral of Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo
Oct. 28, 2016

Police officers from the 103 Pct. joined Pat Lynch and the Dep. Com. Lawrence Byrne, the brother of assassinated police officer Edward Byrne, in opposing the parole of the four cold-blooded cop-killers who committed the crime in 1988.  

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.
Sept. 9, 2016 Report on Pat Lynch's emotional address during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Police Memorial in Battery Park City, in which he told the families of fallen 9/11 heroes that current New York City police officers would carry on their legacy. 
Aug. 3, 2016 Two reports on the second day of the union’s trailing the Mayor to his workout: Noon and 5 pm.
June 14, 2016 NYC Watchdog Agency Will Prosecute NYPD Cases
May 31, 2016 Report on the release of a second TV ad which addresses the economic struggle of police families and calls on the Mayor to support fair pay for NYC’s police officers.
May 16, 2016 The PBA launched a major television advertising campaign criticizing Mayor de Blasio and his administration for refusing to support fair pay for New York City police officers. The campaign, which will air over the next four weeks on numerous broadcast and cable news channels in the NYC area, will feature the families of PBA members and will highlight the financial impact of New York City police officers' below-market salary.
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

Apr. 14, 2016 About 100 NYC police officers fanned out in the five boroughs to distribute information seeking the public’s support for fair pay and disability benefits.  The team at Times Square Subway station include PBA president Pat Lynch who spoke to reporters about the need for City Hall to have an honest negotiation with the union.
Apr. 13, 2016 Following Pat Lynch’s second call for the resignation or termination of Richard Emery as CCRB chair, Emery finally saw the writing on the wall and pulled the plug.  Lynch is quoted saying that next CCRB chairperson has to be a reasonable, fair-minded person who has a respect for the difficult work that police officers do.
Apr. 12, 2016 Report on a mailer to progressive households that notes that, as the NYPD became more diverse, the comparable level of police pay has declined from being the highest paid to the lowest.
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. 17, 2016 Pat Lynch is interviewed during the St. Patrick's Day parade.
Feb. 10, 2016 Hero police officer Diara Cruz is released from the hospital to be greeted by the PBA president and a host of her friends and colleagues.

2015

Dec. 30, 2015 Funeral of American hero and NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. See local and national coverage.
Dec. 19, 2015 The PBA donated a thousand toys to hundreds of children in Hurricane Sandy ravaged Far Rockaway and in Brownsville Brooklyn. 
Dec. 11, 2015 Street renaming ceremony in honor of P.O. Brian Moore.
Nov. 11, 2015 The PBA contract rally in front of Gracie Mansion
Nov. 5, 2015 Report on the early morning protest in front of the penthouse of PERB chairman Howard Edelman.
Oct. 30, 2015 The PBA’s call to boycott Quentin Tarantino films continues to grow as his father, Tony Tarantino, comes forward to the PBA to condemn his son’s cop-hating words.  
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

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. 8, 2015 Coverage of the PBA’s objections to the CCRB’s substantiation of the use of force complaint in the Blake case continues to be reported. 
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. 28, 2015 Report on the first day of the use of the “stop receipts” and the PBA’s objection to them.
Sept. 10, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch calls the modifying of a police officer in a mistaken identity arrest is “premature and unwarranted” and that no officer should face punitive action before a thorough investigation is done. 
Aug. 25, 2015 The PBA’s vehement opposition to Federally mandated “Stops and Frisk Receipts” is verbalized by Pat Lynch.
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. See also full, unedited PBA-recorded interview with NBC.
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.
Feb. 5, 2015 Coverage of the senate hearing.
Jan. 12, 2015 Lynch states that  the Inspector General’s chokehold report shows, among other things, an anti-police bias.
Jan. 8, 2015 Report on the PBA’s ad pushing back on allegations that police/mayoral problems are contract related.
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. 5, 2014 Amid the extensive coverage of the outpouring of love and respect for PO Liu shown at his funeral, there were sidebar stories about officers turning their backs on the mayor for the third time.  Pat Lynch called it a demonstration of how many officers feel and that it was organic and respectfully done. He also noted that his members have every right to express their feelings and that their feelings should be respected. 
Jan. 4, 2015 Funeral of P.O. Wenjian Liu.
Jan. 3, 2015 Wake for P.O. Wenjian Liu.
Jan. 1, 2015 Report on Pat Lynch's comments to Gov. Cuomo's second inaugural address. Lynch expressed his appreciation for Cuomo's call for respect and support for police officers.

2014

Dec. 30, 2014 Report on Pat Lynch's statement on behalf of the leaders of the five police unions following a meeting with the Mayor and Police Commissioner.  Lynch said no issues had been resolved and that "actions speak louder than words."
Dec. 28, 2014 Report on the funeral crowds.
Dec. 22, 2014

Andrew Siff of NBC 4 News caught PBA president Pat Lynch leaving gun and shield day for his youngest son and Lynch made it clear that when he speaks to the media, he is expressing the feelings of NYC police officers. 

Dec. 21, 2014 Report on the expressions of sympathy and support for the friends, families and colleagues of Police Officers Ramos and Liu that are still pouring in from across the city and country. 
Dec. 21, 2014 Report on the PBA's response to the brutal assassination of Police Officers Liu and Ramos
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 5, 2014 WNBC in New York and KTAL-SHV (NBC) Louisiana. Coverage of the Pat Lynch's remarks at news conference on Thursday continue to reverberate through the news media and on talk and opinion shows across the country. 
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 WNBC 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.
Nov. 10, 2014 Lynch expresses concern that police officers will be “left holding the bag if crime rises because of a poor policy” in regards to the change in marijuana enforcement.
Nov. 6, 2014 Pat Lynch defends two officers as they are arraigned in Brooklyn court saying that when all the facts are presented the officers will be vindicated. 
Oct. 23, 2014 NBC 4 News reports Pat Lynch's comments on the emergence of a video purporting to show a police officer kicking another officer during a struggle with an individual who was resisting arrest.  Lynch noted that, like most of the previous videos of police encounters, this brief clip doesn't provide enough information to come to a conclusion about what actually transpired. 
Sept. 29, 2014 Pat Lynch defends the officers in the Garner case as grand jury proceedings begin.
Sept. 27, 2014 NBC reports the Mayor's reaction to Pat Lynch's call to remove Rachel Noerdlinger as chief of staff to Mrs. deBlasio because of her close association to a convicted killer and published cop hater.
Sept. 26, 2014 Funeral of PO Michael Williams 
Sept. 20, 2014 NBC 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. 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.
Aug. 31, 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. 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. 4, 2014 Lynch is quoted about the arrest of Ramsey Orta (who videoed the arrest of Eric Garner) for possession of an illegal handgun.
Aug. 1, 2014 The PBA responds to the Medical Examiner’s findings in the death of Eric Garner.
July 27, 2014 A lengthy report about the death in custody include Pat Lynch’s statement about arrest video’s being only partial information that demands complete review before reaching conclusions.
July 20, 2014 The PBA responds to reports of a death in custody.
July 3, 2014 NBC reports on the NYPD’s plan to 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. PBA-recorded interview, and morning and evening news stories.
May 30, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch has long been supportive of the idea of teaming rookie officers with veterans as part of their training.  NBC 4 News’ Jonathan Dienst reports a new initiative that accomplishes that.
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.
May 1, 2014 The PBA announced that PERB has granted our petition and declared an impasse in our contract negotiations with the city.  A mention of the change in status and the PBA’s objection to the city’s offer of zeroes was published in stories about the UFT contract.
Apr. 14, 2014 Funeral of Police Office 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. 
Apr. 6, 2014 Two officers, Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez, both of the Housing Bureau, courageously responded to a fire on the 18th floor of the Unity Towers on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.  They were overcome by smoke upon exiting the elevator and both suffered severe smoke inhalation.  Firefighters responded and the officers were removed to hospitals where both are in critical condition.  PBA President Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio at the hospital and is quoted in several reports. 
Mar. 17, 2014 NBC 4 News’s coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade showed a massive contingent of uniformed PBA members joined PBA president Pat Lynch and  board members as they marched up Fifth Avenue following the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.
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. See 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. reports.
Jan. 23, 2014 Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA's “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website. 

2013

Dec. 5, 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. See the 6 PM report and 11 PM report.
Nov. 8, 2013 Pat Lynch comments about the next police commissioner and follows that story with one about the unions’ motion to intervene in the “stop and frisk” case. 
Oct. 15, 2013 PBA files lawsuit challenging the City Council’s “bias policing law.”
Oct. 14, 2013 Police Union sues New York City Council over profiling law
Aug. 12, 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.”
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. 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.   
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. 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. 
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 The release of two of three officers shot on the same day is reported.

2012

Dec 23, 2012 (Follow-up) The PBA joined in a toy and coat drive in Far Rockaway to bring some cheer to the children who were victims of Hurricane Sandy. 
Dec 22, 2012 The PBA joined in a toy and coat drive in Far Rockaway to bring some cheer to the children who were victims of Hurricane Sandy. 
Oct. 25, 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. 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. 5, 2012 In the PBA’s continuing effort to deny cop-killers parole, Pat Lynch joins the family of murdered PO Ed Byrne in delivering an impact statement against the parole of his four killers.
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. 7, 2012 Pat Lynch joined the parents of slain officer Russel Timoshenko as a Queens Court Judge sentenced Robert Ellis — who is serving 15 years for weapons possession in the Timoshenko murder — to an additional 25 years for an armed robbery committed the day before. 
Jun. 11, 2012 NYPD Officer Indicted in Shooting of Ramarley Graham, Unarmed Bronx Man (text)
Apr. 19, 2012 Pat Lynch speaks of violence on our streets, the loss of Peter Figoski, and the need for more police officers following a court appearance of the five accused of the officer’s murder. 
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. 17, 2012 Pat Lynch speaks to reporters following a court appearance of the shooter of PO Kevin Brennan.  See reports on NBC at Noon and NBC Nonstop
Mar. 28, 2012 NYC Watchdog Agency Will Prosecute NYPD Cases
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. 14, 2012
                                    
Retired police officer William Farely who is suffering from 9/11 related pancreatic cancer speaks with government affairs reporter Melissa Russo about his plight.
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. 9, 2012 Pat Lynch reacts to the confession of PO Figoski’s killer saying that the shooter is a coward who would say anything to avoid responsibility for shooting and killing a NYC police officer.
Feb. 8, 2012 Ch.4’s “ I Team” broadcasts the confession of Lamont Pride who is accused of shooting and killing PO Peter Figoski.
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. 28, 2011 The widow of Police Officer Frank Macri wins lawsuit to change his death line of duty from 9/11 exposure. 
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. 17, 2011

The PBA donates hundreds of toys to the Brownsville Recreational Center where members of the community hold a memorial service for slain officer Figoski. 

Dec. 16, 2011 A large contingent of PBA members join Pat Lynch at the indictment of the killers of PO Figoski. See reports from 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.
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.  Watch reports from 5 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM.
Dec. 11, 2011 PBA president Pat Lynch opposes legislation that, if passed, would require newly hired police officers to live within the confines of the five boroughs of the city.
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.
Apr. 13, 2011 Pat Lynch states the cancellation of the 540 cadets for an April class will compromise safety for the public and police officers.
Feb. 9, 2011

News coverage from the joint press conference on the steps of City Hall denouncing the mayor’s attack on the VSF and Police and Fire pensions.

2010

Nov. 25, 2010 Pat Lynch continues to press for the passage of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation bill at the wake of another first responder, 47 year old retired police officer Robert Ehmer who died of 9/11 related kidney cancer.
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. 24, 2010 Pat Lynch praises PO Feris Jones for her quick and professional action during an armed robbery.
Jun. 30, 2010 Pat Lynch leads the charge against over-turning the death penalty for double cop killer Ronell Wilson whose federal death sentence was overturned on appeal.  Lynch's outrage hit the press only minutes after decision came down. Wilson will be re-sentenced and is still eligible for the death penalty.
Jun. 4, 2010 Pat Lynch lashes out against the parole of the murderer of Police Officer Stephen Gilroy.
Feb. 22, 2010 Pat Lynch reacts to acquittal of three officers falsely accused of sodomizing a perp or attempting to cover it up.
Jan. 29, 2010 Pat Lynch calls alleged brutality video "necessary force."

2009

Oct. 19, 2009 PBA endorses Bloomberg.
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. 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 (2 stories)
Nov 24, 2008 Report on the progress of the murder trial of PO Enchautegui.
Nov. 12, 2008 Day two of the Timoshenko trial
Nov. 10, 2008 Pat Lynch speaks at the Timoshenko tria
Oct. 30, 2008 Lynch comments on the guilty verdict in killing of PO Enchautegui
Oct. 20, 2008 Lynch and board members on NY1 and Ch. 4 state the PBA's continued opposition to term limits and support for term limits extension bill in the City Council.
Aug. 21, 2008 PBA president and executive board join the Mayor in announcing a tentative agreement for the 2006/2010 contract.
Jul. 30, 2008 Lynch defends use of necessary force in partial arrest video.
Jul. 29, 2008 PBA defends officers involved in two separate video taped incidents
July 8, 2008 Two-part report on video statement by one of P.O. Timoshenko's killers.
May 28, 2008 PBA supports family of deceased PO Eric Hernandez as his assailants are sentenced in Bronx Criminal Court.
May 20, 2008 Departmental charges in Bell shooting while Lynch defends officer.
May 19, 2008 PERB award for 2004/06 police officers contract
Apr. 25, 2008 Verdict in Sean Bell trial and reaction by Lynch
Apr. 23, 2008 Lynch offers free ad space in PBA magazine for high paying police departments to recruit
Apr. 17. 2008 Better paying police departments attract recruits at John Jay College job fair.
Apr. 4, 2008 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.
 

2007

Nov 26, 2007 Pat Lynch's objects to ME remarks about deceased PO James Godbee
Nov. 14, 2007 Pat Lynch defends officers in the shooting of unarmed EDP
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.
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.
Jun. 8, 2007 Lynch argues low top pay is responsible for staffing crisis
Jun. 4, 2007 Lynch testifies before the City Council on the NYPD's staffing crisis
Jun. 1, 2007 More on sarcoidosis
May 25, 2007 PBA to sue to make 9/11 Sarcoidosis LOD injury.
May 21, 2007 Police Commissioner says pattern bargaining does not work
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

2006

Dec. 4, 2006 PBA/DEA meet with Queens DA seeking fair treatment.
Nov. 27, 2006 Lynch slams Bloomberg's opinion of excessive force by police during weekend shooting.
Oct. 19, 2006 Lynch slams city for attempting to reduce 9/11 Death Benefit for retirees.
Sep. 14, 2006 Pat Lynch testifies at the City Council about post 9/11 health issues, the lack of tracking by the NYPD and need for federal funding for diagnosis and treatment.
Aug. 25, 2006 Pat Lynch calls the WTC Health Registry report incomplete and outdated.
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.
Jul. 7, 2006 City declares impasse in contract negotiations
Jun. 13, 2006 PBA complaint leads to dismissal of "anti-cop" Judge Laura Blackburne
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 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
Jan. 21, 2006 Pat Lynch calls on judges to send a message with career criminal who shot at police.
Jan. 9, 2006 Lynch blames city for "disastrously low" starting salary.
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.

2005

Dec. 15, 2005 P.O. Enchautegui's killers are arraigned at Jacobi Medical Center
Dec. 14, 2005 Police from near and far honor P.O. Daniel Enchautegui at funeral
Dec. 13, 2005 News coverage of the indictment of Allan Cameron accused of killing PO Dillon Stewart and the wake for PO Daniel Enchautegui.
Dec. 10, 2005 News coverage of the heroic action and tragic death of PO Daniel Enchautegui.
Dec. 1, 2005 Lynch at indictment of the murderer of PO Dillon Stewart.
Nov. 23, 2005 Stock Exchange honors Lynch with ringing of closing bell
Oct. 21, 2005 Lynch calls Conroy conviction "wrong."
Sep. 22, 2005 Pat Lynch argues that Ground Zero is no place for the International Freedom Center
Aug. 3, 2005 New York Police Officer Killed In Iraq
Jul. 12, 2005 Pat Lynch interviewed regarding the recruiting crisis and deployment of trainees.
Jun. 29, 2005 Melissa Russo interviews PERB chairman Eric Schmertz regarding his award.
Jun. 28, 2005 State Panel Awards 10 Percent Pay Hike To NYC Police Officers
Jun. 8, 2005 Patrick Caprice released from hospital
May 25, 2005 Charles Barron seeks amnesty for cop killer Joanne Chesimard
Mar. 11, 2005 Almost half Nassau county's new recruits defected from NYPD
Mar. 7, 2005 Mistrial declared in Zongo case
Feb. 1, 2005 Pat Lynch calls for strong penalties to deter illegal sales of police uniforms and badges
Jan. 13, 2005 NYC's Top Cop Looks To Ban Vest-Busting Gun

2004

Nov. 17, 2004 Remove Laura Blackburne from the bench
Sep. 13, 2004 Pat Lynch demands the death penalty
Aug. 31, 2004 Out-Of-Town Support
Aug. 30, 2004 Vigil at World Trade Center
Aug. 24, 2004 Widows and children demonstrate on behalf of the PBA
Aug. 22, 2004 Greek New Yorkers support PBA
Aug. 12, 2004 Mayor Says He Won't Be Embarrassed By GOP Convention Protests
Jul. 28, 2004 Unions demonstrate at City Hall
Jul. 5, 2004 Cops leaving the NYPD because of low pay
Jun. 14, 2004 PBA files complaint against Judge Blackburne.
Jun. 14, 2004 Judge Laura Blackburne reassigned to civil court
Jun. 11, 2004 Judge Laura Blackburne helps suspect sneak out of courtroom
Jun. 8, 2004 Teachers, Firefighters, Police Demand Wage Hikes
Mar. 24, 2004 Falsification of crime statistics
Feb. 10, 2004 Vote of no confidence in police commissioner Kelly
Feb. 5, 2004 Lynch explains how PBA NEVER solicits for funds by phone
Jan. 27, 2004 Lynch speaks out against rush to judgment in shooting case
Jan. 6, 2004 Pat Lynch knocks drug dealer's civil suit

2003

Sep. 26, 2003 Pat Lynch knocks drug dealer's civil suit
Jul. 31, 2003 Quotas in the 88 Pct.

2002

Aug. 15, 2002 Police, Fire Unions Rally Over Contract Issues
Mar. 26, 2002 Schwarz Indicted In Louima Torture Case
Feb. 28, 2002 Court Throws Out Three Convictions In Louima Case
Feb. 28, 2002 Citizens React To Tossed Out Convictions