Following a chaotic domestic violence arrest that left one Brooklyn cop shots in the foot, Pat Lynch calls for “the rest of the criminal justice system to do their job like the New York City police department has done ours.” See NY Daily News, News 12 Brooklyn, 1010 WINS Radio and WABC Radio.
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This absurd hearing and offensive testimony are just more proof that the parole board and their pro-criminal allies in Albany don’t care about crime victims or the safety of law-abiding New Yorkers. This bill would stifle their voices and the voices of other crime victims.”
PBA President Pat Lynch is quoted on CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News and on Fox 5 News: "The folks in this room have gotten that dreadful knock, where they look out and see a chaplain, a police officer from our job, standing at the door, and you know what that means.”
In The NY Times, the PBA president’s quote: “Other communities are recognizing the talent and are poaching our members. If we pay our police officers a market rate of pay, they will stay here. We know that’s the answer because that’s what these other departments and jurisdictions are doing, with success.”
The PBA president’s quote: “This perp is living proof of the dangers of our broken justice system — especially the watered-down parole standards. Two people are dead and another injured because this violent recidivist was put back on the street.” See full article.
In stories in the Daily News and on WCBS 880 radio, Pat Lynch raised important caveats about the city’s new mental health plan. Read full statement here.
The PBA president is quoted on CBS 2 News and in the Daily News and the NY Post: “Like all New York City police officers, they are overworked and underpaid. They deserve a competitive salary that will reverse the current NYPD staffing emergency. Press conferences and mayoral proclamations will not stop cops from quitting in droves. If our city doesn’t immediately fix our low pay and brutal work schedule, there may not be a hero police officer available to help the next time a New Yorker is in distress in the subway.”
On Fox 5 News, Lynch says: "It would be yet another burden on the already underpaid and overworked cops who are quitting the NYPD in droves."
In an exclusive interview with ABC 7 News on the NYPD staffing crisis, Pat Lynch explains the financial reasons for the mass exodus of cops, calling the city’s approach “a band-aid on top of a bandage.”
Pat Lynch hits the airwaves to warn that NYPD is on track to lose 4,000 police officers by the end of the year — a 20-year high that can be traced to inferior salaries. See CNBC, News 12 Long Island, News 12 Bronx, WCBS-AM Radio, WABC Radio, and 1010 WINS Radio.
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Times, warning that allegations could harm a career and reputation even when baseless: “Cops on the street are getting squeezed between the city’s demand for proactive enforcement to address rising crime, and an activist C.C.R.B. that keeps expanding its own power, soliciting more complaints and pushing an anti-police narrative,” Mr. Lynch said in a statement on Monday.
Reported in the Daily News and Newsday, and on PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, Fox 5 News, WLNY, 1010 WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, and multiple radio stations across the country such as Green Bay, WI, Pat Lynch says Governor's, Mayor's, and Police Chief's new subway safety plan is unsustainable. "The NYPD is more than 1,000 cops below its budgeted headcount. We have 12.45% fewer rank-and-file cops permanently assigned to the subways than we did in 2020. The increased workload is crushing the cops who remain. The answer is not to squeeze them for more forced OT. It’s not to pass off responsibilities to the better-paid but smaller MTA Police Department. And it definitely isn’t replacing them with unarmed security guards. Our city must immediately boost pay and improve working conditions in order to recruit and retain enough police officers. That is the only way to provide real safety in the subway, rather than the illusion of ‘omnipresence.’”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The ranks of our Transit Bureau — the cops who know the system best — are seriously depleted. The NYPD is trying to cover that with forced overtime and by pulling cops from topside precincts, which are also severely understaffed. The NYPD is playing a shell game with its dwindling staffing and everyone is losing.”
The PBA president is quoted in SI live: “We salute Chief Corey on his rock-solid career as both a police officer and a leader of police officers. In every command he held, he was willing to engage with us, to have the debate and try to find solutions. And find them he did, for both cops and the city we serve. We wish him the best in his next chapter.”
The Daily News, 1010 WINS Radio and WOR Radio report on Pat Lynch ripping the ‘moron’ de Blasio-era City Hall staffer fired by Mayor Eric Adams for disparaging police officers.
In stories in am NY and on CBS 2 News and News 12 Bronx Pat Lynch accused CCRB of exploiting a tragic 2019 Bronx shooting in order to further its own agenda.
The PBA president is quoted in City and State: “With all the challenges facing New York City police officers, it has never been more important for our union to have a positive, productive relationship with the police commissioner. We are fortunate to have that relationship with Commissioner Sewell. Commissioner Sewell acknowledges these challenges, instead of trying to downplay them or explain them away. That alone is refreshing. But she goes further than that – she speaks up and explains to the public what police officers are going through.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “She remains committed to a violent anti-police ideology and continues to baselessly smear police officers in her bid for a lighter sentence. She must receive the heaviest sentence the law allows.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “I don’t understand why elected officials would put their anti-police ideology ahead of saving a life. Nearly every New York City police officer on patrol carries and is trained to use naloxone. We’ve used it to save lives almost 400 times in the last year alone.”
Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News and Newsday: “While we are glad that the city has decided to comply with the order in this respect, we will continue to press for the city’s full compliance, including the reinstatement of any members who were terminated.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This proposal is nothing more than private security contractors trying to cash in on the ‘Defund the Police’ movement. Arresting a drunken or high driver is a core police duty – you’re depriving one person of their liberty to save others’ lives.That requires training, judgement, and accountability. Do we really want our safety and freedom in the hands of the lowest bidder? Public safety must remain a public good, not a source of profit.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “There is no denying that the risks New York City police officers face have grown exponentially in recent years. Even the simplest encounters are turning into all-out brawls because perps know that our insane laws and broken justice system give them the upper hand. It’s yet another reason that cops are quitting in droves – they’re taking jobs where they can make more money and take fewer punches.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, silive, and Newsweek.com, and on Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, PIX 11 News, News 12 citywide, WLNY, WCBS Radio, WNYC radio, and 1010 WINS Radio: "This decision confirms what we have said from the start: the vaccine mandate was an improper infringement on our members' right to make personal medical decisions in consultation with their own health care professionals. We will continue to fight to protect those rights."
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News and Gothamist and on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn and Bronx, WLNY, WABC Radio, WCBS Radio, WINS Radio, and WOR Radio: “This announcement is more proof that the vaccine mandate for New York City police officers is arbitrary, capricious, and fundamentally irrational. Now that the city has abandoned any pretense of a public health justification for vaccine mandates, we expect it to settle our pending lawsuits and reinstate with back pay our members who unjustly lost their jobs.”
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “Cops know they won’t get ‘fair and impartial’ treatment from CCRB. It’s one more reason they’re quitting in droves.”
On PIX 11 News, Lynch says "A blanket budget cut will only deepen the NYPD's spiralling staffing crisis."
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, News 12 Brooklyn, 1010 WINS Radio, and WABC Radio: "We will put this case together. We will go out in the streets and doggedly get these perps that attacked our officers."
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “She listens. She implements. And she actually cares about the cop on the street.”
NY Post's Editorial Board writes: “PBA President Patrick Lynch hit the nail on the head: We have ‘two revolving doors — one putting violent criminals back on the streets, and another putting cops and innocent victims in the hospital’”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, saying “judges like this refuse to protect the public…All we have are two revolving doors – one putting violent criminals back on the streets, and another putting cops and innocent victims in the hospital. It has to change”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “It’s infuriating to hear this cop-killer whine that he should be released due to ‘stress and anxiety.’ What about the ‘stress and anxiety’ of the Byrne and Rooney families, not to mention the cops who patrol the same streets where these heroes were assassinated? Where is their ‘compassionate release’? We have zero sympathy for the crocodile tears of a cop-killing druglord. The judge shouldn’t have any, either.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “It’s infuriating to hear this cop-killer whine that he should be released due to ‘stress and anxiety.’ What about the ‘stress and anxiety’ of the Byrne and Rooney families, not to mention the cops who patrol the same streets where these heroes were assassinated? Where is their ‘compassionate release’? We have zero sympathy for the crocodile tears of a cop-killing drug lord. The judge shouldn’t have any, either.”
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “Pretty soon there won’t be enough cops left to congregate anywhere in the city, because miserable working conditions and low pay are forcing them to quit in droves.”
PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said on Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, and WOR Radio: “The order is unnecessary. Pretty soon there won’t be enough cops left to congregate anywhere in the city, because these miserable working conditions and the low pay are forcing them to quit in droves.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Yahoo! News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1 and WINS Radio: “While we pray at our injured brother’s bedside tonight, police officers across this city are searching for the cowards who did this to him. Make no mistake: we will find them. But we will need the rest of the justice system to step up and do its job, too. This is what happens when our leaders refuse to hold criminals accountable — not even a police officer can walk these streets safely.”
The PBA president is quoted in AM New York, Fox 5 News, News 12 Bronx and Brooklyn, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, WCBS Radio, WINS Radio, and WCBS Radio: “The NYPD needs to decide whether enforcing quality of life issues is really a priority. These police officers and cops across the city have been told to prioritize getting illegal bikes and ATVs off the streets, because the community is sick of them. They should not be punished for doing the job they were sent out to do.”
Fox 5 News covers the latest arrest of the perpetrator who attacked a subway worker. President Patrick J. Lynch said: “These cases are absolutely infuriating to police officers. We’re doing our part, because we keep arresting this individual. Our MTA brother more than did his part when he heroically confronted him. But we have too many legislators, DAs and judges who aren’t doing their part, because they’re too busy pointing the finger somewhere else.”
NewsNation quotes Pat Lynch in an in-depth report on the NYPD’s staffing crisis.
Pat Lynch is quoted in SILive: “This exodus is the result of cops in the prime of their careers deciding they have had enough. They are leaving for other opportunities where they’re paid better, treated better and have a better quality of life.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “We have had retirement waves caused by large academy classes before — they were nothing like this. This exodus is the result of cops in the prime of their careers deciding they have had enough. … The NYPD should stop trying to explain this staffing crisis away. Admit there’s a problem and help us fix it.”
PBA responds to attack on officer in NY Post and on News12 Bronx: “Not shocking anymore — and that’s a problem. NYC police officers are seeing this on a daily basis in all boroughs as we try to make our city safe. We won’t succeed until the justice system backs us up.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “If New Yorkers want more enforcement, they need to demand a fully staffed NYPD and a criminal justice system that will back us up.”
In TV interviews on Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, and CBS 2 News, Pat Lynch points to the causes of today's skyrocketing crime numbers.
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on NBC 4 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn and Bronx, Fox 5 News, Newsmax, WOR Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, WBAL, Baltimore: “If New Yorkers want to know why the chaos in the transit system is not improving more quickly — this is why. The criminals underground know they can get in a brawl, choke a cop and be back out in hours. Cops are putting ourselves on the line to make the subways safer, but we are feeling abandoned by a justice system that won’t back us up.”
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday, calling the renaming “an important symbol that this hero’s sacrifice is not forgotten, not even a half-century later. … It’s important for cops to know that our communities still have our backs.”
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “Cops know they won’t get ‘fair and impartial’ treatment from CCRB. It’s one more reason they’re quitting in droves.”
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “We’re not only losing experienced veterans. We’re also losing cops in the prime of their careers who are taking their talents elsewhere. The NYPD cannot continue papering over this staffing crisis with more and more overtime. That will drive even more cops to pursue other opportunities where they can make more money and have a better quality of life.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The exodus has become a stampede. We’re not only losing experienced veterans. We’re also losing cops in the prime of their careers who are taking their talents elsewhere. The NYPD cannot continue papering over this staffing crisis with more and more overtime. That will drive even more cops to pursue other opportunities where they can make more money and have a better quality of life.”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News and NY Post and on CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, and on WABC Radio and WCBS Radio : “PBA President Pat Lynch and Mayor Adams have spoken regarding this evening’s assault on a Transit police officer performing solo patrol,” the PBA said in a statement. “The mayor indicated that the deployment plan will be modified so that there are two police officers on every train patrol.”
Press reports continue to quote Pat Lynch on the fallout from the Mayor’s announcement of planned solo patrols in transit. See New York 1, WNYC radio, WINS radio, and WOR radio.
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, The Gothamist and on Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, Newsmax, WINS Radio, and WNYC Radio: “Solo transit patrols were abandoned because they make it harder for cops to protect straphangers and ourselves. They’re even less effective now that criminals know there are no consequences for fighting cops and resisting arrest.”
The PBA president is quoted in amNY and on WCBS radio: “Many folks wouldn’t think that a police officer would be a victim of domestic violence. When we got a 911 call the other day and never thought that it would be one of your own. This is a police officer who recently saved lives and was called an angel. We are part of the community and the things and the violence and the sorrow that affects you in your home affects us in ours.”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The NYPD is sliding deeper into a staffing crisis that will ultimately hurt public safety. Low pay, inferior benefits and constant abuse from the City Council and other anti-cop demagogues has pushed attrition to record highs.”