March 20, 2019
City Council Members Demand Fair Pay for Our Members
Nearly three dozen City Council members sign a letter to the Mayor demanding a market rate of pay for NYC Police Officers. The news conference supported by hundreds of PBA members announcing the letter was held on the steps of City Hall and covered by: NY 1 News; CBS News Radio 880, and 1010 WINS Radio. Read the letter signed by 37 Council members calling for a market wage for PBA members.
March 19, 2019
PBA Joins Council for Fair Pay
Nearly 300 PBA members and their families joined members of the New York City Council today on the steps of City Hall to demand a fair market rate of pay. See PBA-recorded video.
March 18, 2019
PBA to Hand Deliver Letters to Parole Board
Following the secret termination of a direct PBA to Parole Board link, Pat Lynch pledges that the union will hand deliver letters opposing the parole of cop killers directly to the Parole Board. Stories ran in: Daily News; NY Post and on CBS Radio.
March 13, 2019
PBA Wins Case to Protect Members
The Daily News and Post report on the PBA’s court victory to prevent the NYPD from releasing “de-identified” disciplinary summaries. Read Pat Lynch’s full statement here.
March 10, 2019
PBA Follows de Blasio to SC
New York 1 reports as de Blasio travels to South Carolina seeking the presidency, the NYCPBA’s message of “no friend of labor“ is right on his heels.
March 7, 2019
Lynch Demands Reconnection to Parole Board
In a Daily News story reporting the Parole Board’s secret shutdown of the computer link from the PBA’s “Keep Cop-Killers in Jail” website that generated letters of opposition to parole of cop-killers, Pat Lynch demands the immediate reconnection so that citizens’ opposition can be heard
March 7, 2019
Lynch Criticizes Legal Aid's Database
Lynch takes aim at the Legal Aid Society’s “bad cop database” which includes information about bogus lawsuits and false accusations made against MOS. Stories ran in the NY Times and the Daily News.
March 7, 2019
Questions About Body Cams
As the NYPD announces that all patrol are now equipped with body cams, some report on the PBA’s ongoing legal action and concerns about the ability of the department to randomly release what they choose. Stories ran in: Daily News; AMNY; Post; Wall Street Journal.
March 3, 2019
Street Renamed for PO Manny Vargas
The street outside the 49th Precinct was re-named in honor of Police Officer Manny Vargas, who died from a 9/11 related brain cancer. Pat Lynch asked all to remember that even now there are police officers at home struggling to breathe as a result of 9/11 exposure. The story ran on News 12 the Bronx and on News Radio 880.
February 28, 2019
PBA to Appeal BodyCam Ruling
PBA president Pat Lynch announces that the union will appeal the appellate court’s decision that body cam footage should be released. Stories appeared in: Daily News, NY Post and on News 12 Bronx. Read Lynch's entire remarks here.
February 27, 2019
Annual Memorial Service for PO Byrne
PBA president Pat Lynch, members of the PBA board and active and retired MOS attended the annual memorial service in memory of PO Edward Byrne. Byrne, who was 22 years old, was assassinated while posted in an RMP protecting the home of a witness in a drug case. Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters, Larry Byrne, the deceased officer brother also attended. Stories were broadcast on NBC 4 News, ABC Radio and New York 1 News. The Post also ran a story.
February 25, 2019
Lynch Speaks for 9/11 Survivors
Speaking on Capitol Hill alongside 9/11 responders and survivors, Congressional representatives and comedian and 9/11 activist Jon Stewart, Pat Lynch makes an impassioned case for the permanent reauthorization and funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
February 21, 2019
Detective Simonsen's Funeral
The funeral of Det. Brian Simonsen was reported in: Newsday, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily News and the Post. It also aired on: CBS 2 , ABC 7, PIX 11, NBC 4, Fox 5, News 12 Long Island, WMBC, New York 1, WOR, and WNYC.
February 21, 2019
Follow-Up Reports on Body Cam Decision
Follow up reports on the body cam court decision ran in Metro and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and aired on Fox 5 and ABC 7.
February 20, 2019
Det. Simonsen's Wake
While attending the wake for Det. Brian Simonsen, Pat Lynch asked the public to remember his family. Stories ran on: News 12 NJ; 770 AM radio; WOR Radio.
February 19, 2019
Chief on Various Topics
The Chief Leader reports on the tragic line of duty death of Det. Brian Simonsen. In a story regarding the City Council’s bills to repeal or revise section 50-A of the Civil Rights law, Pat Lynch strenuously objects noting “… the committee's action [is] reckless… designed to once again demonize police officers, seemingly for political gain.” In a story about the EMT union seeking parity with other uniformed unions, Labor Commissioner Bob Linn says that they are paid what private sector EMTs are paid. The story notes Lynch and the PBA are dissatisfied with police officers' pay.
February 19, 2019
Corey Johnson Apologizes
Reported in the Post, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson apologizes for an insensitive tweet when called out by the PBA.
February 18, 2019
Mourning Det. Simonsen
Pat Lynch attends a memorial for Det. Simonsen at which he states the blame lies entirely with the perps. See News 12, Long Island.
February 2, 2019
Lynch Slams Discipline Report
A panel appointed to review the NYPD's disciplinary system released a report calling for changes to the system and to section 50-A of the state's Civil Rights law. Pat Lynch slammed the report saying the panel and department has surrendered to anti-cop advocates and will make the city more dangerous. Read Lynch's complete comments here. Stories ran in the: NY Times; Daily News; Post; Newsday and on NBC 4 News; WINS Radio; CBS Radio, PIX 11 News; and New York 1.
February 1, 2019
Preliminary Hearing in Pantaleo Disciplinary Trial
New York 1, WCBS 880 Radio, Daily News, the Staten Island Advance and Newsday reported on a preliminary hearing in the disciplinary trial of P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, which Pat Lynch called "a trial that simply should not be happening." Read Lynch's full statement here.
January 30, 2019
PBA Protest in the Bronx
News 12 the Bronx and NBC 4 News aired stories about the PBA's protest for a fair contract outside of a de Blasio Town Hall meeting in the Bronx.
January 29, 2019
The Chief on Veve Decision
The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the furious reaction to the light sentence handed down to the perp who tried to kill PO Dalsh Veve. reports
January 27, 2019
New Name for PBA
NY 1 News reports on the recent vote by the delegate body to change the name of the union.
January 17, 2019
Reports on the Death of PO Kessler
Reports of the tragic, fatal accident that took the life of PO Brian Kessler, PSA 8, appeared in Newsday Daily News, Post, Gothamist, and the Wall Street Journal. Several stories included the PBA’s message of condolences expressed by Pat Lynch. Read Lynch’s statement here.
January 15, 2019
Chief on Video, PBA Name Change
The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on PBA president’s defense of two officers who used necessary force to make a collar in Washington Heights. They also report on the delegate body’s overwhelming support of updating the name of the union to the “Police Benevolent Association.”
January 13, 2019
Lynch Continues to Defend Officers
Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, CBS 2 News, and NBC 4 News, News Radio 880 and New York 1 in which PBA President Pat Lynch defends the actions taken by police officers in a leaked body cam video attempting to arrest two perps who were resisting and fighting officers in Washington Heights. See most recent PBA press release on the issue.
January 8, 2019
Oppose Cop-Shooter Release
In the Daily News, seriously wounded police officer and PBA continue to oppose release of cop shooter.
January 6, 2019
Parole Board Already Decided on Cop-Killer Decision
In the Daily News, PBA President hammers the parole board for pre-determining the outcome of a case before hearing all of the evidence.