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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

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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.

July 11, 2019

PBA president Pat Lynch writes in the Daily News about on the job suicides and steps that can help to reduce them.

July 7, 2019

In an editorial that notes “de Blasio’s apparent fear of police union tough guys like PBA President Patrick Lynch” the Daily News questions the Mayor’s ability to handle national union issues. A Post editorial regarding congestion pricing notes Lynch’s call for an exception to be made for NYC police officers.

June 28, 2019

Second day coverage of the PBA’s Miami protest against de Blasio’s Presidential campaign — including Lynch slamming the Mayor for resurrecting his anti-police rhetoric — appeared in: Post, Daily Caller, and Townhall.  The Mayor reacts to Lynch’s criticism in the Post. Fox 5 Chasing News and WABC radio’s Curtis Sliwa show report on the PBA’s protest.

June 27, 2019

Reports about the PBA’s protest of Mayor de Blasio at the Democrats' debate in Miami were reported in: the Post, Breitbart, Politico, and MSN. Stories were broadcast on: ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, WPIX 11 News, New York 1, CBS 2 News, and WINS Radio.

June 25, 2019

The Daily News and WINS radio report that a contingent of PBA members join Pat Lynch and travel to Miami Beach, Florida to protest mayor de Blasio‘s inability to pay police officers a fair wage as he runs for president.

June 17, 2019

Peter Houlahan has recently published a book entitled "Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery In American History".

Mr. Houlahan will be discussing his book Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm at McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, NYC, using a multimedia presentation, including dramatic audio of the actual police radio traffic and interrogations of the captured bank robbers, photographs, and maps to bring the Norco Bank Robbery to life. See details of the book.

June 13, 2019

Lynch's re-election to a sixth term was reported by New York 1 and Board and WINS radio. See press release here.

June 7, 2019

Closing arguments in the PO Pantaleo disciplinary trial were reported by: Wall Street Journal, Daily News, Post, Newsday, Times Union, Gothamist, and Courthouse News. Radio and TV stories were aired on: PIX 11; News 12 Bronx, New York 1, WNYC radio, News radio 880, ABC 7, NBC 4, WINS radio, and Fox 5.

June 6, 2019

The sixth day of the disciplinary trial of PO Daniel Pantaleo brought St. Louis’s Medical Examiner as an expert witness to the stand whose professional opinion is that Mr. Garner died of heart disease exacerbated by his interaction with police and not from a chokehold. Additionally, a retired NYPD Academy trainer testified that what he saw on the video was not a chokehold. Read the press release here. See broadcasting news about testimony given during this session of the trial: NBC 4, PIX 11, Fox 5, ABC 7, NY 1 and WNYC Radio; and focusing on the attendance of a staff member from the Dept. of Justice on News 12 Bronx and WMBC. Stories appeared in: Wall Street Journal, Post (instructor's testimony), Post (Pantaleo declines to testify), Newsday (union and family comments), Newsday (Garner could breathe), Gothamist.

May 30, 2019

The Post reports on the PBA’s Finest of the Finest ceremony during which PO Dalsh Veve, who was severely injured in the line of duty, was honored by his fellow police officers. See also the PBA photo gallery of the celebration.

May 30, 2019

PBA president Pat Lynch's strong reaction to Mayor de Blasio’s plan to release teenagers accused of a felony with no bail was reported on: Fox 5’s Chasing News; WABC Radio; New York 1; WINS Radio; Fox 5’s Good Day NY; NBC 4 News and WOR Radio.

May 29, 2019

The PBA President says "releasing teens who have committed armed robberies or serious assaults flies in the face of every police officer working to fight crime.” His comments were covered by the NY Post, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, and New York 1.

May 28, 2019

PBA president Pat Lynch argues that the expansion of the NYPD’s RAILS tracking program is a result of mission creep by a Federal Monitor whose primary focus was Stop, Question and sometimes Frisk.  Newsday reports that despite a reduction of over 90% in SQF, the monitor and department continues to inflict additional unwarranted oversight on NYC police officers.

May 27, 2019

Fios 1 news aired an extended version of an interview with Pat Lynch during which he addresses the Garner incident, the parole of cop killers and mayor de Blasio‘s run for president in part one. Part two of the segment is a discussion of the interview between the shows host Richard French, and the reporter, Dominic Carter.

May 26, 2019

PBA president Pat Lynch takes the Daily News editorial board to task for pre-judging the Eric Garner case. FiOS 1 News aired a discussion with Pat Lynch about the Garner case and paroling cop killers.

May 22, 2019

On the 5th day of PO Pantaleo’s disciplinary trial, PO Justin Damico testified on topics ranging from prior encounter with Eric Garner, attempts to avoid a physical confrontation and the belief that Garner was playing “possum” as part of his resisting arrest. Pat Lynch told the media about de-escalation attempts, perps who resist arrest, and policies requiring an arrest report be completed even when the suspect has died. The story was covered on TV and radio on: NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; New York 1 News; NPR Radio, and WOR Radio. Print stories appeared in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Post; Newsday; Gothamist; Staten Island Advance, and the Times Union.

May 20, 2019

Retired MOS, Mark Claxton, protests de Blasio in South Carolina as the Mayor campaigns for the presidency. Pat Lynch’s assessment that a de Blasio presidency would be an “unmitigated disaster” was picked up by the Post, USSA News, The Hill, and PIX 11 News.

May 18, 2019

PBA President Pat Lynch appears on Fox News’s “Cavuto Live” taking De Blasio to task as the Mayor runs for President.

May 18, 2019

The New York Post reports on the PBA lawsuit seeking written explanations for the NYPD‘s denial of line of duty injuries.

May 17, 2019

PlX 11 News reporter Craig Treadway notes that the PBA was out “en force” as  PBA 1st VP John Puglissi hammers De Blasio’s presidential bid as “a joke” and slams the Mayor as a phony progressive and an enemy of labor.  CBS 2 News shows PBA members protesting at De Blasio’s announcement that he is running for President.

May 17, 2019

Pat Lynch says that community complaints led to the arrest of Eric Garner. Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, NY Times, Chief-Leader, Newsday and the Gothamist.

May 16, 2019

The City’s medical examiner testifies that Eric Garner did not die from a chokehold. Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, another in the Post, Newsday, Albany Times Union, Staten Island Advance, Reuters, and Gothamist, and aired on PIX 11 news.

May 15, 2019

In a PIX 11 News piece about an effort to give some criminals, even murderers, parole, Pat Lynch makes the point that District Attorneys have a responsibility to advocate for crime victims and not convicted criminals.

May 15, 2019

After the second day of disciplinary hearings in the Garner case, PBA President Pat Lynch vows that the PBA will present as a witness the sergeant who trained P.O. Pantaleo in the “seatbelt takedown” maneuver, rebutting earlier testimony that the officer was not trained in that legal takedown. “If you want to know whether a police officer was trained in a certain technique,” said Lynch, “you should talk to the person who actually trained him.” Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, Chief-Leader, Staten Island Advance, Albany Times Union , Reuters, and the Gothamist. They aired on Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, then again on Fox 5.

May 14, 2019

At the first day of disciplinary hearings in the Garner case, PBA President Pat Lynch states that PO Dan Pantaleo used a seatbelt maneuver taught at the Police Academy and not a chokehold to arrest Eric Garner. Lynch also noted that if the case is judged on the facts alone the officer will be acquitted. Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post; Albany Times Union, Staten Island Advance, and Reuters. They aired on: Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News; ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; New York 1; News 12 Bronx; WINS Radio; and News 12 Long Island.

May 13, 2019

PBA President Pat Lynch appears in WCBS–TV News curtain-raiser before beginning of the trial of Daniel Pantaleo.

May 11, 2019

The Daily News, Staten Island Advance, and WINS radio report on an NYPD judge’s ruling that raises the bar for CCRB’s prosecution of P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, requiring proof that Pantaleo committed a crime rather than a Patrol Guide violation.

May 5, 2019

In a letter in the NY Post, Pat Lynch responds to Police Commissioner O’Neill’s op-ed column on Civil Rights Law Section 50-a by noting that attempting to appease anti-police activists will only expose cops to more harassment and threats.

May 1, 2019

The PBA’s court challenge to the authority of the CCRB to prosecute the NYPD’s disciplinary case against Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the Eric Garner case was broadcast on WINS Radio, NBC 4 News and PIX 11 News, and covered in the NY Post.

April 26, 2019

The Chief Leader reports the massive PBA event in Albany in which over 400 MOS and more than a dozen family members of the fallen delivered over 800,000 letters to Parole Board headquarters.

April 25, 2019

Over 400 police officers and dozens of police widows delivered 800,000 letters in 360 boxes opposing parole for cop-killers to the Albany headquarters of the State Parole Board. Stories regarding the plan to deliver the letters were reported on NBC 13, Albany and NBC 4 NY’s Today show. A “delivery is happening now” story ran on NBC4 at 11 AM. The actual event was reported by NBC 4 News at 5PM; Spectrum Capital News; CBS 6 Albany; and WABC 770 AM radio. See also the PBA-recorded video of the event.

April 20, 2019

PO Justin Vartanian, who was shot in the armpit during a gunfight in which the perp was shot dead by police, leaves Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to the applause of dozens of colleagues. Pat Lynch addressed the media following the officer's release. Stories ran in the Daily News; Post and Newsday, and were broadcast on WOR Radio; CBS Radio; ABC Radio and NBC 4 News.

April 19, 2019

A 34 Pct. anti-crime officer was shot once in the armpit by a gunman in a parking lot off Broadway in Washington Heights. The officer was expected to survive and the perp was killed by a fellow police officer. Stories ran on: News radio 880; NBC 4 News; New York 1 NewsNews 12 Bronx; and News 12 Westchester.

April 18, 2019

PBA President Pat Lynch slams the NYS Parole Board decision (read entire statement here) to release Judith Clark. She was a Weather Underground member who killed two police officers and Brinks Truck security guard in Nyack, NY during the attempted heist of a Brinks armored truck. Stories were printed in: Chief-Leader, NY Daily News,  NY Times, Wall Street Journal. Stories were also broadcast on: New York 1 News; WINS Radio; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; News 12 Westchester and WOR Radio.

April 10, 2019

On New York 1 News, following the combat death of FDNY Firefighter & Marine Reservist Christopher Slutman in Afghanistan, PBA Manhattan North Financial Secretary and Military Liaison Joe Strong discussed the service and sacrifices of the more than 1,000 NYPD MOS in active military service.

April 10, 2019

Pat Lynch argues against the repeal of Civil Rights law 50-a in a New York Law Journal story about the movement to repeal the law.

April 8, 2019

In a Daily News op-ed, Pat Lynch calls for New York City police officers to be exempted from the proposed congestion pricing tolls in Lower Manhattan.