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December 21, 2019

After giving the family and former partner of hero P.O. Anthony Mosomillo the opportunity to deliver victim impact statements — an opportunity they were denied by the NYS Parole Board — Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis sent P.O. Mosomillo’s killer back behind bars for the maximum allowable sentence of 2 years. Stories appeared in the NY Post, the Chief-Leader and on CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News and ABC 7 News.

December 16, 2019

AM New York reported on the PBA’s donation of toys at the Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway and the Brownville Youth Recreation Center.

December 15, 2019

NYC PBA members deliver Christmas cheer in the form of toys to needy communities in Queens and Brooklyn. Stories ran on PIX 11 news and New York 1 News.

December 12, 2019

Outrage over the NY State Parole Board releasing cop-killer Betsy Ramos who was convicted in the murder of PO Anthony Mosomillo was reported by the Chief Leader and the Brooklyn Reporter.

December 11, 2019

In stories reported by the Daily News and the Post, PBA president Pat Lynch praised a federal judge’s decision to remand Betsy Ramos, who was paroled by NYS into federal custody, until he can review the case and hear a victim’s impact statement from the Mosomillo family.  Ramos was convicted of the murder of PO Anthony Mosomillo while she was on federal parole.

December 10, 2019

The publication QNS reports the joy of the PBA’s annual holiday party for the families of our fallen heroes.

December 5, 2019

In a Daily News story about other uniformed unions negotiating a deal before the PBA’s arbitration, Pat Lynch commented: “The city’s current offer of below-inflation raises does not work for New York City police officers, who are underpaid by upwards of 30% in comparison to State Troopers, Port Authority police officers and others with whom we work side-by-side.  We look forward to making our case in arbitration.”

November 28, 2019

Pat Lynch gives a wake up call about the true goals of anti-police advocates to the Queens DA’s office as they release a list of so-called “bad cops.“ Stories ran in the Daily News and the Post.

November 24, 2019

The Hill reports Pat Lynch’s remarks regarding the current state of anti-police bias on the streets.

November 24, 2019

Police widow, Margaret Mosomillo, is angry that the parole board did not give her an opportunity to address them in opposition to the release of a woman convicted in the killing of her husband. The story appeared in the NY Post

November 23, 2019

The PBA slams the parole board for failing to allow police widow Margaret Mosomillo and her family an opportunity to present the victim’s impact statement opposing the release of a woman convicted in police officer Mosomillo’s murder.  Stories appeared in the Chief Leader and on CBS 2 news.  

November 22, 2019

The PBA participated in one of ten coordinated news conferences held across the state to bring attention to the dangers posed by the “bail reform” law that goes into effect on Jan. 1. Stories ran in the Daily News and on CBS 2 News; ABC 7 News; New York 1; News 12 Westchester; WNYC Radio and WINS Radio.

November 17, 2019

NY Post: Out of jail after trying to kill a cop, he’s caught with guns and gets a low bail and is on the streets. Pat Lynch warns it’s going to get worse.

November 16, 2019

Once again, PBA President Pat Lynch slams the CCRB for taking actions outside the scope of the city charter. Lynch focuses on the political aspects of the board meeting which violates city policies. The story ran in the Chief-Leader.

November 8, 2019

In the NY Post, citing the re-arrest for gun possession of a man who was jailed for shooting a police officer, Pat Lynch warns that this is the type of criminals who will be put back on the streets instantly under new laws that become effective on Jan 1. The Staten Island Advance reports the PBA’s objections to the Brooklyn DA publishing a list of “bad cops.”

November 7, 2019

PBA president Pat Lynch slams Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzales saying he “sides with the criminals” for releasing the names of MOS on a so called “bad cops” list whom he will not call to testify. Stories appeared in the NY Times, Daily News, and Post.

November 5, 2019

Pat Lynch speaks to the appointment of Dermot Shea as Police Commissioner.  Print stories appeared in: ; UPI; Metro.  Lynch’s remarks appeared on: News 12; Fox 5 News; CBS 880 radio; ABC 7 News; 1010 WINS Radio.

November 4, 2019

Pat Lynch tells PIX 11 News that anti-police protestors do not want justice, they want to attack police officers and stop all forms of law enforcement. CBS 880 radio news reports on ballot issues and notes that the PBA has been working to defeat the expansion of CCRB's authority and budget.

November 3, 2019

In a NY Post story about anti-police protests, PBA President Pat Lynch squarely places responsibility on the shoulders of elected officials who pander to the criminal element.

October 31, 2019

Gotham Gazette reports on the PBA’s activities aimed at defeating the expansion of CCRB’s power and funding.

October 28, 2019

Pat Lynch’s photo and quotes are included in Daily News article on the lobbying effort to revise Charter to strengthen CCRB.

October 26, 2019

Media reports on the violent struggle with a resisting suspect left a 73 Pct. police officer in a medically-induced coma when another individual interferes with the arrest and smashed the officer in the head with a metal chair. Stories appeared in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, NBC national news, and on New York 1 News, CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News.

October 25, 2019

Reports on a second day of State Senate hearings concerning Law 50-A which protects personnel records of police, fire and corrections officers. Pat Lynch weighs in, noting that those who are advocating repeal are lying about the law for the benefit of defense lawyers and criminals. Stories ran in: the Daily News, NY Post, and the Times Union.

October 24, 2019

A lawsuit was filed challenging the firing of PO Daniel Pantaleo. Stories were published in: Daily News; Post; Staten Island Advance; Times Union. Additional stories aired on: New York 1; News 12 Bronx; WINS; News Radio 880: ABC 7; CBS 2; Fios1: WNYC Radio, and Fox 5.

October 24, 2019

New York 1 reports Pat Lynch’s objection to the upcoming CCRB “power grab” that will be question #2 on the ballot this election day. The PBA says vote “NO” on question # 2 on election day.

October 23, 2019

A MOS responding to a harassment call was saved by his vest when a naked gunmen fired at him. Fellow officers shot and killed the gunman. The officer was treated and released. Stories aired on: ABC 7 News; CBS Radio news; NBC 4 News and ABC Radio news.

October 12, 2019

At the unveiling of new names on the Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park City, Pat Lynch talks about the sacrifices made and the future of 9/11 illnesses.  Stories ran in the New York Post, WOR radio and CBS news radio.

October 6, 2019

The Post reports on the PBA blasting attorneys for the Bronx Defenders, a publicly-funded legal aid organization, for a social media post using the death of hero P.O. Brian Mulkeen to demonize his fellow police officers.

October 5, 2019

A sea of blue turned out in Orange County for the funeral of fallen Bronx Anti-Crime Police Officer Brian Mulkeen. Stories appeared in the Daily News, the Post, the Staten Island Advance, the Chief-Leader, the Albany Times Union and on PIX 11 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Westchester, Fios1 News, New York 1 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News and Fox 5 News.

October 1, 2019

News coverage reporting the tragic circumstances of PO Brian Mulkeen’s line of duty death was reported by: Wall Street Journal; Newsday; Staten Island Advance; Post, and the Daily News. The friendly fire tragedy was also reported by: CBS 2; NBC 4; Fox 5; ABC 7; PIX 11; News 12; WINS; News radio 880 and WABC Radio.

September 30, 2019

Reports on the tragic death of PO Brian Mulkeen appeared in: NY Times; Post; Newsday; Post (father remembers); Post (perpetrator); and Daily News (Tunnels to Tower race). Pat Lynch’s remarks about the tragedy were reported across the nation on radio. In NYC, stories were broadcast on: CBS 880; NBC 4; ABC 7; WINS; News 12; CBS 2; Fios1; and Fox 5.

September 27, 2019

Pat Lynch calls the NYPD/DOI initiative to improve police mental health, which includes and IAB component, an “absolutely wrong approach” in the NY Post, Fox 5 News, WINS Radio and the NBC 4 News website.

September 19, 2019

In a story in the Post about increased CCRB complaints against POs, Pat Lynch states that the CCRB has been unlawfully soliciting complaints based on flimsy evidence in order to justify its desire to expand.

September 19, 2019

Wounded PO Vanesa Medina receives a huge ovation from fellow officers and the public as she is released from the hospital having sustained a gunshot wound to the left hand. Pat Lynch and PBA board members were on hand to cheer the heroic officer on while reports also noted that the gun used by the perp was a stolen NYPD weapon. Lynch praised all of the officer’s actions and noted that every PO recognizes that it could have been them. Stories were broadcast on: NBC 4 news; NY 1 news; Fox 5 news; ABC 7 news. Print stories ran in: Daily News; SI Advance “warm send off” and “high level of respect.”

September 18, 2019

A heroic female police officer was shot during a confrontation with an armed individual being sought in a domestic violence case on Staten Island. Stories were broadcast on: Fox 5 News; NY1 News and News radio 880. Print stories also appeared in: Wall Street Journal; two NY Post stories on the behavior of onlookers and the aftermath; and three stories in the Staten Island Advance on what we know, domestic violence, and the photo of a gun.

September 12, 2019

A local community paper, Town & Village, covers the 9/11 ceremony at the 13th Precinct and highlights Pat Lynch’s remarks about how many MOS are suffering each day from the effects of exposure to toxins resulting from the attack on the WTC.

September 12, 2019

An opinion piece in the NY Post addresses pressures on NYC police officers including what Pat Lynch calls a “cop-hating” environment and the extreme low pay.  

September 6, 2019

In a NY Post story reporting an assault on a police officer at the scene of a fire in the Bronx, Pat Lynch is quoted saying: “…but our city leaders need to wake up. If they keep encouraging cop-hatred and interference with our duties, lives will be lost because we were prevented from doing our job.”  A rambling opinion column in the NY Times questions if the NYPD is fighting with itself citing the department’s new “progressive” agenda and the PBA’s defense of its members and call for a cautious approach to handling jobs.

September 5, 2019

During a news conference on crime statistics, the PC addresses questions about the possible impact on arrests of the PBA’s “caution” warning to its member following the firing of PO Pantaleo. Stories were aired on: NBC 4, PIX 11, WINS, NY 1, and News radio 880. Police Commissioner O’Neill was interviewed on FOX 5 and PIX 11 on a host of topics including crime statistics, decrease in arrests, the PBA’s reaction to the firing, police suicides, and his relationship with de Blasio.

August 29, 2019

News reports about the PBA‘s unanimous vote of no confidence in police commissioner O’Neill and Mayor de Blasio appeared in: the Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Post; AM NY; Staten Island Advance; CBS 2 News; PIX 11 news; Fox 5 news; NBC 4 news; New York 1 news; WABC radio news; WOR radio news and WINS radio news.

August 21, 2019

Articles appeared in the Post, News, and

August 20, 2019

Print articles appeared in the Daily News, NY Post on PBA actions and Mayor's response to PBA, Newsday, Associated Press, Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Reuters, Staten Island Advance, and Slate. See and hear TV and radio coverage on NBC 4ABC 7, New York 1, Fox 5, PIX 11, CBS 2, CNN, NPR, CBS 880 radio, 1010 WINS radio, and WOR Radio.

August 19, 2019

Watch the full, PBA-recorded press conference on the firing of P.O. Pantaleo.

August 17, 2019

The sister of PO Robert Echeverra, Eileen, blames the disrespect, financial pressures and stress caused by the job for her brother's suicide. Her story and the efforts being taken to try and reduce the number of MOS suicides were reported by: Fox 5 NewsCBS 2 News; News 12 Westchester, and Newsradio 880.

August 17, 2019

Police widow Diane Piagentini, whose husband Joe was assassinated along with his partner PO Waverly Jones in 1971, is supported by PBA president Pat Lynch, board members and uniformed officers as she speaks to the media before delivering her victim's impact statement to the Parole Board. Anthony Bottom, one of three BLA assassins convicted of the most vicious and sadistic police murder in the City's history is seeking parole, Stories ran on New York 1 News; CBS 2 News; Fox 5 News; News 12 Long Island and WINS Radio.

August 16, 2019

The Daily News reports on Pat Lynch’s video message to members about police suicide (see the entire video here) and the response from the PBA, department, and City Hall to the emergency. The Post also writes about Lynch’s video message. Stories were also broadcast on: Fox 5; News Radio 880, New York 1; WINS news, and News 12.

August 15, 2019

Please watch the video on this page or see it here.

August 15, 2019

In a Daily News story about the pending decision in the Garner case, Pat Lynch calls the CCRB chairman’s decision to reaffirm the penalty of termination “wrongheaded” and notes that both a local Grand Jury and the Department of Justice didn’t indict because no crime had been committed.

August 15, 2019

The Daily News reports on the effort to keep notorious cop-killer, Anthony Bottom, who murdered police officers Piagentini and Jones in 1971, incarcerated.  Police widow, Diane Piagentini, will deliver her Victim’s Impact Statement to the Parole Board on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.  

August 13, 2019

A Daily News story reports on a letter sent by the PBA to residents of southeast Queens critical of anti-cop Council Member Donovan Richards.  The letter notes that Richards has done nothing for the community while using anti-cop rhetoric to bolster his name recognition for a run at a higher office.

August 10, 2019

A letter to the editor published in the Chief-Leader written by a retired DOC employee supports Pat Lynch and his defense of his members. A letter published by the Staten Island Advance supports a local march in support of Police. An Op-Ed piece published in the Daily News examines the problem with the NYPD chokehold ban and supports the necessary actions taken in the Gardiner case by Police. An editorial in the Chief examines the PBA‘s response in defense of police officer Pantaleo.

August 8, 2019

Active and retired MOS turn out in support of PO Daniel Pantaleo at a rally during Staten Island's National Night Out Against Crime event on the South Beach boardwalk. PBA board members George Winkler and Albert Acierno criticize the Mayor for his lack of support while retirees speak to the need to support and obey police. Covered on New York 1.

August 6, 2019

In a story in the NY Post, Pat Lynch echoes Governor Cuomo’s comments about the recent water bucket attacks and blames the fact that the NYPD is frozen on “the complete lack of leadership from City Hall.” See the full statement here.

August 3, 2019

The PBA press conference slamming the horrendous Trial Room decision against P.O. Daniel Pantaleo was covered in print in the NY Post, Daily News, Staten Island Advance, Chief-Leader, Times Union, UK Daily Mail, and Daily Caller, and carried live on numerous TV and radio stations, including CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, CNN, NPR radio, 1010 WINS Radio, WABC Radio, WCBS 880 radio and Bloomberg News radio. Watch the PBA-recorded video of the entire press conference.

August 1, 2019

“Mayor de Blasio can’t run New York City, can’t run the country,” PBA members shouted as the mayor tried to get a word in edgewise inside the Fox Theater in Detroit. Stories appeared in the New York Post, on Fox 5 News, WCCT-TV (Hartford, CT), WOR radio, KIDnewsradio, and on

August 1, 2019

“It may be a water bucket today, it may be a cement bucket tomorrow,” the PBA president declared at a City Hall press conference. Stories appeared on WPIX-TV, WINS radio, NPR radio, KTSA radio (San Antonio, TX), AM New York, and Staten Island Advance.

July 31, 2019

“Our part-time mayor thinks he can do his job from the campaign trail, so we’re bringing the to-do list to him,” said Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch, in curtain-raiser story in the NY Post.

July 26, 2019

Latest stories on water-dousing incidents appeared on Fox, which syndicates its pieces to affiliates nationwide, and CNN WIRE

July 25, 2019

PBA President Pat Lynch continues his condemnation of the incident captured in viral videos that show uniformed officers being doused with water and otherwise harassed. The incident and his statement that the “NYPD is now frozen” and that “disorder controls the streets” drew nationwide attention. The latest stories appeared on Fox 5, which syndicated its piece to its affiliates nationwide, Newsday, Staten Island Advance, and KFSM.

July 23, 2019

PBA president Pat Lynch warns of disorder on the streets and blames anti-police rhetoric and elected officials for new policies and laws that prevent officers (read entire statement here) from taking action. His outrage was prompted by viral videos that show uniformed officers being pelted with water and one where the officers, who are making an arrest, get hit with water and a bucket. Stories appeared in: Daily News; AT&T News; the NY Post; and the Washington Post, and ran on Fox 5; New York 1; ABC 7; NBC 4; PIX 11; WINS and CBS 880 radio.

July 19, 2019

In letters to the editors, PBA President Pat Lynch takes both the New York Times and the Daily News to task for publishing opinion pieces calling for the termination of PO Daniel Pantaleo. Lynch corrects the numerous errors, including statements about PO Pantaleo killing Mr. Garner, made in a Times editorial (read it here) and a Daily News opinion column (read it here).

July 18, 2019

Follow-up stories to the DOJ’s decision not to charge PO Pantaleo revolve around protests and rallies by Garner supporters. Most of them include Pat Lynch’s assertion that PO Pantaleo is a good and honorable officer who is not responsible for Garner’s death.  Stories appeared on:  Fox 5 News; NBC 4 News; New York 1 News, WINS Radio and WTEN Albany news.

July 17, 2019

Pat Lynch calls PO Daniel Pantaleo a “good and honorable police officer” (see entire statement here) after the Department of Justice announced that they would not levy civil rights violation charges against him. Stories ran in: NY Times; Daily News; Newsday; Post, and on NBC 4; PIX 11; CBS 2; ABC 7; New York 1; News 12 Bronx; WINS radio: News radio 880 and WOR radio.

July 15, 2019

At a Ground Zero press conference with members of Congress and 9/11 first responders, PBA Treasurer Pat Hendry underscores the urgent need for the Senate to pass the permanent renewal of the Victims Compensation Fund, which cleared the house on Friday.