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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.
Oct. 20, 2017 Report on the start of the murder trial in the killing of police officer Brian Moore.
July 17, 2017 Report on the Brooklyn Cyclones honoring the family of P.O. Miosotis Familia during their NYPD Appreciation Night.  First Vice President John Puglissi told reporters that the event shows how the NYPD family has come together to support P.O. Familia's family following her death.
July 13, 2017 Report on a vigil in memory of PO Familia held at the 49 Pct.
July 11, 2017 Coverage of the funeral of P.O. Miosotis Familia.
July 6, 2017 Follow up story on death of P.O. Miosotis Familia.
July 5, 2017 The city mourns the assassination of Police Officer Miosotis Familia in the Bronx.
June 17, 2017 Fifteen-year-old Justin Morrell is charged as an adult in the attempted murder of PO Dalsh Veve.
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.
April 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.
Jan. 17, 2017 Report on the alarming number of resignations from the NYPD by officers who are not eligible for a pension.  Includes Pat Lynch’s explanation that poor pay has officers leaving for better paying law enforcement jobs.

2016

Nov. 5, 2016 Mourning Sg. Paul Tuozzolo.
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.
Sept. 25, 2016 Report on the NYC, Suffolk and Nassau PBAs' ceremony honoring "Heroes 4 Our Heroes" at Panico's Community Market in Smithtown.  Owner Donato Panico and his team donated more than 3,000 hero sandwiches to NYC-area first responders to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. 
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 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.
Mar. 15, 2016 The PBA held a news conference today to announce all of the results of the union’s first-ever membership survey.
Feb. 21, 2016 The media report on the early Saturday morning shootout in Brooklyn in which POs William Reddin and Andrew Yurkiw of the 81 Pct. anti-crime team were injured.
Feb. 11, 2016 Pat Lynch calls the manslaughter conviction of PO Peter Liang “absolutely wrong” that will have a “chilling effect” on police across the city by criminalizing a tragic accident.
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. On News 12 Bronx and News 12 Long Island.
Feb. 5, 2016 News 12 the Bronx reports on Lynch's remarks at Lincoln Hospital and Officer Espaut's walkout. The story is also reported on News 12 Long Island.
Feb 5, 2016 Following the shooting of hero POs Patrick Espeut and Diara Cruz, Pat Lynch spoke to the media from a conference room at Lincoln Hospital citing the dangers of vertical patrol and calling on the public to inform police of anyone that they know who has an illegal weapon.
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. 15, 2015 Pat Lynch speaks at the annual “Run for the Blue” event which displays all kinds of exotic automobiles to raise money for the PBA’s Widow’s and Children’s fund.
Aug. 11, 2015 Report on the news conference that Pat Lynch attended hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calling attention for the urgent need to refund the Zadroga bill permanently. 
June 11, 2015 Over one hundred police officers joined Pat Lynch and PBA board members at the arraignment of cold blooded cop killer Demetrius Blackwell in Queens Criminal Court. Afterwards Lynch told assembled reporters that we gather to support the officer’s family and to send a message to the criminal community that when they attack one of us, they attack all of us.
June 5, 2015 Report on the Lynch landslide reelection.
Jan. 9, 2015 Long Island TV News reports that the police productivity slowdown was not a "union" slowdown and is costing the city millions in revenue.
Jan. 3, 2014 Wake for Officer Liu.

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. 21, 2014 Report on the PBA's response to the brutal assassination of Police Officers Liu and Ramos
Sept. 29, 2014 Pat Lynch defends officers as grand jury begins.
Sept. 29, 2014 Report on the upcoming grand jury and Pat Lynch's support of the officers.
Sept. 8, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch joins elected and union officials to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga Act which provides treatment and support for responders who have contracted severe illness from exposure to toxins during the rescue, cleanup and recovery of the attack on the World Trade Center. 
May 20, 2014 A contingent of officers from the 71 Pct. joined Pat Lynch and PBA board members at Brooklyn Supreme Court to bolster support for the prosecution of Rashaun Robinson who shot PO James Li three times to avoid a fare-beat arrest that would have revealed his illegal gun. 
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. 31, 2013 'Bronx Tale' actor Lillo Brancato Jr. out on parole
Nov. 20, 2013 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.” 
Oct. 31, 2013 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.
Oct. 15, 2013 PBA files lawsuit challenging the City Council’s “bias policing law.”
Aug. 14, 2013 PBA President Pat Lynch criticizes the 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.”
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 News 12 Brooklyn and News 12 the Bronx the dangers of the council’s proposed laws.
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.
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.
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 News 12 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.
Mar. 19, 2013 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.
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. News 12, Brooklyn.
Feb. 6, 2013 As both sides rest in the murder case of PO Peter Figoski, Pat Lynch disputes the defense’s argument  that the murderer, Lamont Pride, intended to shoot and kill the officer to get away. News 12, Brooklyn.
Feb. 5, 2013 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. News 12, Brooklyn.
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.

2012

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.  News 12, Bronx.
Jun. 14, 2012 Pat Lynch speaks in support of PO Richard Haste following the officer’s indictment. News 12, Bronx.
Jun. 11, 2012 Pat Lynch defends the actions of PO Richard Haste, and believes he will be exonerated at trial. News 12, Bronx.
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. News 12, Brooklyn.
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. News 12, Brooklyn.
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. News 12, Long Island.
Feb. 7, 2012 Report on the increase of cancer in 9/11 police responders, originally reported in the Post.  News12 Long Island.
Jan. 7, 2012 News 12 Bronx reports on Bronx BP Ruben Diaz’s “Three Kings Day” celebration at which toys donated by the PBA were distributed to children at PS 5 in the Bronx.  Check out the smiling faces on the children and PBA officials in the background.
Jan. 5, 2012

News 12 Bronx reports on the recent court action regarding ticket fixing and Pat Lynch pledges an aggressive defense.

2011

Dec. 29, 2011

PBA officers distribute toys, food and health items to families from the Auburn Family Shelter.

Dec. 21, 2011 The PBA donates hundreds of toys to the children of the Kipps Bay Boys and Girls club.  Retired PO Mike McDermott plays Santa and accepts the toys on behalf of the club.
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. See Brooklyn and Long Island editions.
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. 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.
Mar. 21, 2011 Pat Lynch expresses his concerns regarding reduced staffing at the NYPD.

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. 27, 2010 Pat Lynch calls the killers of PO Russel Timoshenko “maggots who should never walk the streets” on News12: Brooklyn and News12: Long Island.
Jun. 1, 2010 Fellow officers and friends gather for a "walkout" of PO Carlos Olmedo who was severly injured when he was hit by a motorcycle while pursuing perps is transferred from Lutheran Medical Center to a rehab facility.

2009

Mar. 16, 2009 Report on the guilty verdict of Lee Woods in the murder of PO Russel Timoshenko.
Mar. 13, 2009 Pat Lynch comments on the defense of accused cop killer Lee Woods.
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 Update on the Brancato trial in murder of PO Daniel Enchautegui.
Dec. 18, 2008 More reactions to absurd not-guilty verdict and Timoshenko/ Enchautegui follow up reports
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

2007

Oct. 30, 2007 With bonuses, veteran sanitation workers on collection earn more than veteran police officers
Oct. 18, 2007 The PBA challenges the NYPD's mandatory alcohol testing policy in federal court on constitutional grounds.
May 2, 2007 Pat Lynch pledges police presence