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December 28, 2018

Stories appeared in the New York Post and the Times-Union.

December 27, 2018

Reports that PO Ali's assailants will now be charged in the assault appeared in the Post, Daily News (repeated in, KOAA Colorado, Daily Mail, Washington Times, Greenwich Time, and Newsweek.

December 26, 2018

Follow-up stories appeared in the Post, the Associated Press, the Fresno Bee, Task & Purpose, Georgia Newsday, and on New York 1, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, WPIX 11 news and NBC Boston.

December 25, 2018

Responding to a complaint from a woman about being harassed by a group of intoxicated homeless men, a lone police officer fended them off using defensive tactics learned at the police academy. PBA President Pat Lynch commended the officer for his courage. Stories ran in: the Daily News; the Post; Hollywood Unlocked; WINS radio news, and ABC 7 TV News. See also PBA press release on failure to charge assailants.

December 25, 2018

This week's Chief Leader reports on: the issuance of the PBA's TV contract commercial called "hypocrisy"; Lynch's call for the max sentence for teen convicted for assaulting Det. Dalsh Veve; OATH Commissioner takes a leave for health reasons after verbally abusing a police officer at City Hall gates; an editorial calling for the max sentence in the Det. Veve case.

December 24, 2018

In the Daily News, Pat Lynch pushes back against advocates who seek to put police officers' lives and public safety at risk by repealing Civil Rights Law 50-a. Read Lynch's entire statement here.

December 22, 2018

Pat Lynch’s letter explaining that the VSF is a negotiated benefit bought and paid for by police officers that benefited the City to the tune of billions of dollars appeared in the Staten Island Advance.

December 18, 2018

Pat Lynch spoke to the media after the jury handed down the verdict for the perp who dragged Det. Dalsh Veve: not guilty of attempted murder, but guilty of first-degree assault. Lynch demands that the perp be given the maximum sentence for the assault charge. See coverage in the Daily News, Post, Newsday and Washington Times. Stories also appeared on NY1 News and CBS 2 News.

December 15, 2018

Pat Lynch is joined by PBA members as they deliver toys to children in Far Rockaway and Brownsville. Stories were broadcast on Fox 5 News and New York 1 News.

December 14, 2018

Pat Lynch’s op-ed in today’s Daily News sets the record straight on the NYS Civil Rights Law Section 50-A, the personnel records law that protects cops, firefighters and other public safety employees from being placed into the public domain.

December 13, 2018

PBA president Pat Lynch sets the record straight in the case where a woman with a child was arrested at an HRA office. Lynch informed the media that that NYPD officers had convinced the woman to leave and that as she departed, the HRA security grabbed her by the arm and put her on the ground creating a chaotic situation in which NYPD officers had to secure the baby. Stories ran in: Daily News and the Post. TV stories ran on PIX 11 News; New York 1 News and Fox 5 News. See also the PBA letter sent to the City Council.

December 13, 2018

The Daily News reported that Mayor de Blasio has not seen the video of OATH Commissioner Fidel del Valle cursing out police officers who did not recognize him as he attempted to enter City Hall. The PBA has renewed its call for del Valle’s firing.

December 12, 2018

The NY Times, Daily News and Post report on a ruling by the state's highest court rejecting the NYCLU's request for NYPD disciplinary records. The PBA filed a "friend of the court" brief to oppose the change and praised the court's decision to uphold "the core principles behind the law protecting the confidential personnel records of public safety professionals." Stories also aired on WNYC radio, New York 1, NBC 4 News, and News 12 Bronx.

December 11, 2018

The Daily News quotes Pat Lynch renewing the PBA’s call to fire the OATH commissioner for his disrespectful and threatening tirade against two MOS assigned to security at City Hall.  

December 11, 2018

The Daily News reports on the PBA’s victory in fight to allow MOS on modified duty to earn overtime.  

December 11, 2018

In follow up stories about officers arresting a woman with a baby at an SNAP HRA office, Pat Lynch defends the officers' actions noting that they did not create this situation and that the NYPD is called when the city’s other agencies have failed. Stories ran in the: Wall Street Journal and NY Post. It was also covered on Fox 5 News; WINS radio news; New York 1 news; PIX 11 news; CBS 2 News; and WJLA Washington DC TV news. Read Lynch's entire statement here.

December 10, 2018

TV news covered an officer involved shooting at which Pat Lynch noted the dangers faced routinely by NYC police officers: New York 1; News 12 Westchester; CBS 2 News; Fox 5 News; and WPIX 11 News. Stories also appeared in: NY Times; Daily News; Newsday; Staten Island Advance.

Police columnist Len Levitt posted his NYPD Confidential column entitled “The Garner Death: Not by Chokehold?”

December 7, 2018

The Daily News reports Pat Lynch’s call for the firing of the Commissioner for the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) for his disrespectful and abusive manner in which he berated and threatened a police officer at City Hall who did not recognize him and who asked for his ID. See also the PBA press release.

December 7, 2018

The first day of hearings in the disciplinary case of PO Pantaleo was reported by print and electronic local, national and international media. The sample included here includes Pat Lynch’s comments about the process and the officer’s innocence as well as an explanation of the planned defense by attorney Stu London. Print reports appeared in: Daily News; Post; Newsday; NY Times; Wall Street Journal; Staten Island Advance; Philadelphia Tribune; Times Union; Daily Mail (England). Electronic coverage appeared on: Fox 5 TV News; New York 1 TV News; News 12 Bronx TV News; ABC 7 TV News; New York 1's Inside City Hall; PIX 11 TV News; WINS radio news; ABC 770 radio news; WNYC radio news. See also the PBA press release.

December 7, 2018

Coverage of the attempted murder of PO Dalsh Veve in which Pat Lynch is quoted appeared on PIX 11 TV News, Daily News and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

December 6, 2018

Pat Lynch states that the jury must ignore the “baby face” of the perp in this case and focus on the bad and criminal choices he made in his attempt to kill PO Dalsh Veve. Stories appeared in: Daily News, PostNew York 1 and PIX 11.

December 2, 2018

In a Daily News story, PBA president Pat Lynch argues against using the office of administrative trial hearings (OATH) to hear police disciplinary cases.

November 27, 2018

The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s concerns about lowering the level of contact required for body camera activation.  Pat Lynch said: “Once again, the Court is leveraging its narrow authority over street stops and trespass enforcement to impose sweeping changes on the NYPD’s operations and daily management. This most recent order is completely unnecessary, because the Court and other police oversight entities have long since made their message to police officers clear: they want an end to proactive policing in New York City.”

November 20, 2018

The Chief Leader gives Pat Lynch’s assessment of the new State Troopers’ contract and the implications it has for NYC PBA members.

November 20, 2018

Lynch is quoted in the Chief Leader noting outrage over Manhattan Community Board 1’s decision to deny the co-naming of one Manhattan block in honor of PO James McNaughton, the first NYPD officer to be killed while on military service overseas in the war against terrorism.

November 16, 2018

In an op-ed piece for City Limits magazine, Pat Lynch confronts the reality of opposing visions of policing.

November 10, 2018

New York 1 TV news, WOR radio and ABC radio report Pat Lynch's criticism of expanded use of body cams for non-suspicious activity interactions with the public. Read Lynch's entire statement here.

November 6, 2018

The Chief Leader reports on efforts by the PBA and families of murdered police officers to keep cop killers in jail.  The weekly also reports a ceremony honoring severely injured hero Police Officer Dalsh Veve who is still fighting to recover from injuries sustained when he was dragged by a stolen car as he confronted the driver.  In a typically bizarre Chief opinion column that features a mixture of fact and fantasy, the Chief attempts to draw a parallel between Gov. Cuomo being goaded into debating his political rival, Marc Molinaro, and the PBA calling Mayor de Blasio “chicken” for avoiding PBA protesters.  This opinion piece also regurgitates the City’s erroneous view of past contracts where the PBA successfully shattered parity with the FDNY and achieved contracts for police officers that exceed the city’s so-called pattern.

October 30, 2018

The Chief Leader reports on the families of murdered Police Officers Waverly Jones and Edward Byrne joining the PBA in opposing parole for cop-killers.

October 25, 2018

The NY Post, Politico and New York 1 News report the PBA’s massive turnout protesting the lack of a police contract as Mayor de Blasio — called “Back Door Bill” by PBA members for his attempt to avoid them by entering — arrives to conduct a Town Hall meeting in Far Rockaway. Watch the PBA-recorded video.

October 23, 2018

The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the efforts of the families of assassinated police officers and the PBA to keep cold-blooded cop killers in prison noting that John Lennon’s murderer was denied parole while cop-killers have been released.

October 20, 2018

Fox 5, PIX 11, ABC 7, and WINS Radio report Pat Lynch voicing the PBA‘s objection to the unnecessary “right to know" law that will discourage proactive policing and make the city more dangerous.

October 20, 2018

NBC 4, PIX 11, NY1 (AM and PM), WINS radio and the Daily News report on the Jones and Byrne families presenting their victims impact statement to keep the killers of their loved ones in jail. See PBA recorded video.

October 19, 2018

Electronic media report the PBA's objection to the "right to know law" with Pat Lynch saying it will discourage proactive police work and make the city more dangerous. Stories ran on Fox 5 News; NBC 4 News; Pix 11 News; ABC 7 News; New York 1 and WABC 770 radio.

October 13, 2018

Police widow Diane Piagentini is joined by Pat Lynch and PBA board members before she delivers her victims impact statement opposing the parole of cop-killer Anthony Bottom. Stories appeared in the Daily News and the New York Post. Stories were also broadcast on: NBC 4 TV News; CBS radio; PIX 11 TV News; Fox 5 TV News; ABC 7 TV News; and WINS Radio.

October 9, 2018

The Chief Leader reports on the call by the PBA to fix a broken parole system.

October 6, 2018

WINS Radio reports that as the families of murdered police officers Anthony Abruzzo and Sean McDonald deliver their victims impact statements, PBA President Pat Lynch calls for tougher parole policies saying cop killers should never be paroled.

October 5, 2018

The NY Post and WOR Radio report Pat Lynch’s push for tougher parole guidelines while families plead to have cop killers kept in jail. Read the PBA press release.

October 2, 2018

The Daily News reports on Pat Lynch’s call for changes to the parole system that frees cop-killers before a NYS Senate hearing in Albany. Read or watch Lynch's full testimony.

September 29, 2018

Media outlets in NYC and Texas report on the PBA’s pop-up protest outside Mayor de Blasio’s appearance at a festival in Austin. Members of the Austin Police Association — which is also locked in a contract battle with its city — and the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) also joined to show their solidarity. Stories appeared in the Texas Tribune, on Fox 7 and KLBJ radio in Austin and on Fox 5 and NBC 4 in NYC.