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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.