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2016

Oct. 14, 2016 Pension seminary numbers
July 8, 2016 Following the horrific murder of five police officers in Dallas, Pat Lynch told the media that there are forces at work who inflame police incidents for their own purposes that have nothing to do with justice
June 14, 2016 Cop-killer Marcell Dockery, who started the arson fire that killed PO Dennis Guerra and permanently injured PO Rosa Rodriguez, was sentenced to 19 years to life for the crime.
Apr. 25, 2016

Severely injured PO Rosa Rodriguez testified at the trial of a 16-year-old whose arson fire took the life of PO Dennis Guerra in Coney Island.  PBA president Pat Lynch spoke to the media about the difficult day of testimony for the officer’s families and colleagues. Earlier and later reports.

Apr. 14, 2016 About 100 NYC police officers fanned out in the five boroughs to distribute information seeking the public’s support for fair pay and disability benefits.  The team at Times Square Subway station include PBA president Pat Lynch who spoke to reporters about the need for City Hall to have an honest negotiation with the union.  Reporters took the opportunity to ask Lynch about several breaking stories including the resignation of CCRB chair Richard Emery and the postponed sentencing of former PO Peter Liang.  There are multiple radio stories on the topics using different comments from Lynch. Listen to 880 AM # 1; 880 AM #2.
Apr. 13, 2016

Pat Lynch calls the suspension of a police officer who blamed increased traffic tickets on de Blasio “a colossal politically motivated overreaction…” 

Mar. 14, 2016 Report on “preview” findings of the union’s first ever survey of its members reporting that morale is at rock bottom, the city is getting less safe and most officers would leave for a better paying law enforcement job. 
Feb. 25, 2016 Governor Cuomo called for CCRB chair Richard Emery to apologize or resign for his “stuck pig” comment to which PBA president Pat Lynch said that Emery cannot take back the words and he must be dismissed or resign now.
Feb. 21, 2016 The media report on the early Saturday morning shootout in Brooklyn in which POs William Reddin and Andrew Yurkiw of the 81 Pct. anti-crime team were injured.

2015

Nov. 25, 2015 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch states that lives can be saved during a Paris style terrorist attack by equipping and training patrol officers who are the most likely to be the first responders.  Lynch gave the same advice following the coordinated attacks in Mumbai.
Nov. 13, 2015 Report on the PERB decision.  Pat Lynch was quoted saying:   "All we are asking for is to be treated and paid like the professionals we are.”  He said that the 1 percent raises are "an insult to every police officer’s work and sacrifice." See also the prior interview with Pat Lynch.
Nov. 5, 2015 Report on the early morning protest in front of the penthouse of PERB chairman Howard Edelman.
Oct. 27, 2015 Report that the LAPD is following the call from the NYC PBA to boycott Quentin Tarantino movies.
Oct. 26, 2015 Pat Lynch calls for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino's violence-filled movies after the director called police officers "murderers" at an anti-police rally on Saturday Oct. 24.
Oct. 20, 2015

Patrolman Phillip Cardillo, murdered in 1972  in a Harlem Mosque during the one of the darkest days of NYPD and NYC history, is honored 43 years later with a street named in his honor in front of the new Police Academy. 

Oct. 14, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch notes that the CCRB has “tipped their hand” showing that they are only interested in justifying their own existence by failing to include the 19% reduction in complaints in their press release.  Lynch goes on to question the value of the CCRB in that the level of complaints compared to the number of police actions in miniscule and says that the money spent on the CCRB would be better used hiring more police officers.
Oct. 8, 2015 Coverage of the PBA’s objections to the CCRB’s substantiation of the use of force complaint in the Blake case continues to be reported at 10:51 and 1:41.
Oct. 1, 2015 Lynch quoted in story about the NYPD’s new use-of-force tracking system.
Aug. 19, 2015 Following reports that two police officers would be transferred after being photographed with body-painted street performers in Times Square, Pat Lynch said that the officers were being held to a different, unfair standard and had done nothing that warranted the punishment.
Aug. 6, 2015 Report on the tentative seven-year contract between the City and the firefighters’ union.  Pat Lynch notes that the job of NYC police officers — still severely underpaid in comparison with other police officers, both locally and nationwide — is very different and has become more dangerous and complicated in recent years.
July 17, 2015

PBA president Pat Lynch defends police officers of the 40 Precinct who are alleged to have downgraded crimes saying officers do as they are told or are punished and that the union will vigorously defend these members. 

July 11, 2015 CBS News radio 880 reports the PBA's objections to the use of CCRB complaints and lawsuits against officers as part of an "early warning" system for spotting "problem" officers.
June 10, 2015 WCBS continues to report Lynch’s call for the hiring of 2,000 officers twice a year in order to cap rising shootings and murders in the city.
June 9, 2015 Speaking to reporters outside yesterday's Medal Day ceremony at 1 Police Plaza, Pat Lynch said that the Summer All Out initiative is a "bandaid approach" and that the only real solution for addressing the recent crime spike is to hire even more police officers than the 1,000 proposed by the City Council.
June 5, 2015 Reelection of Pat Lynch
May 24, 2015 Report on the victory in the PBA supported civil lawsuit against the NYPD’s Counseling Services Unit which damaged officer’s careers by basing diagnosis of alcohol abuse upon baseless claims by individuals who had ulterior motives.  PBA president Pat Lynch called the win “an important victory in our long-running campaign against mistreatment of police officers by the Department’s alcohol and substance abuse counseling unit.”
May 16, 2015

Gov. Cuomo’supports Pat Lynch’s call to equalize disability benefits for all police officers.

May 15, 2015 Cuomo sides with NYC police, fire unions on disability pay
May 8, 2015 Report on the massive turnout for PO Brian Moore's funeral.
May 3, 2015 Report on shooting of PO Brian Moore and on the shooter’s arraignment and Lynch’s comments outside the Queen’s Courthouse.
Apr. 22, 2015 Pat Lynch argues that the IG’s report suggesting the use of lawsuit data to evaluate police officers’ performance makes no sense because most lawsuits are baseless and are filed to make a quick buck.  Lynch is quoted saying: “Given that many, if not most, of the lawsuits filed against New York City police officers are baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck, we don’t see where there is any validity to using them in evaluating the actions of individual officers."
Mar. 15, 2015 WCBS radio reports PBA president Pat Lynch’s criticism of the idea of “customer satisfaction surveys” suggested by the Police Commissioner saying New Yorkers are not shy about voicing their opinion and any future investment in the NYPD should be to hire more officers. 
Feb. 18, 2015 Pat Lynch objects to a "separate system of justice" for police officers following the NYS Chief Judge's suggestion that grand juries considering deaths or injuries in police cases should be overseen by a judge.
Feb. 10, 2015

With the indictment of an officer in the accidental discharge death of a man, Pat Lynch calls for the same due process for the officer as anyone else would receive and calls for consideration of the dangerous patrol duty the officer was assigned to do. 

Feb. 6, 2015 Nine days after PBA president Pat Lynch called for the immediate purchase of new vests and the establishment of a replacement program for vests that have passed their warranty date, Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Viverito and Commissioner Bratton agreed to purchase the best available vests and replace old ones at a news conference held at the 34 Pct.
Feb. 4, 2015 Report on the PBA’s call to close the Bronx Defenders office for their role in a cop killer video.
Jan. 15, 2015 Report that Lynch is not concerned with polls of civilians saying “I fight for and speak for police officers of the City of New York and they are the only ones whose opinions I care about.”
Jan. 12, 2015 Lynch states that  the Inspector General’s chokehold report shows, among other things, an anti-police bias.
Jan. 10, 2015 WCBS 880 radio news reports that the police productivity slowdown was not a "union" slowdown and is costing the city millions in revenue.
Jan. 7, 2015 WCBS 880 Radio reported Pat Lynch's praise for the swift apprehension of the suspects who wounded two police officers in the Bronx. Lynch said that cowardly thugs must know that "when you attack one of us, you attack all of us and that the NYPD will do all in its power to bring you to justice and to hold you accountable."

2014

Dec. 21, 2014 Discussion of the rift between NYPD and Mayor
Dec. 13, 2014 News media continue to report on the "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter. 
Nov. 13, 2014

Most local newspapers and electronic media report on the City Council’s ridiculous proposals to require police of obtain written or audio permission before conducting a search and another proposal to make the use of chokeholds by police a misdemeanor crime.  Pat Lynch said the proposal were unnecessary and would endanger police officers and the public. 

Nov. 10, 2014 Lynch expresses concern that police officers will be “left holding the bag if crime rises because of a poor policy” in regards to the change in marijuana enforcement.
Oct. 15, 2014 Report on police union attorneys arguing in court that the unions should be granted the right to intervene in the appeal of a federal judge’s findings and orders involving the use of stop, question and frisk.
Oct. 10, 2014 Newsradio 880 spoke with Pat Lynch about the double standard applied to the Rachel Noerdlinger case as more information about arrests emerge. 
Sept. 30, 2014 Pat Lynch defends offices in chokehold case.
Sept. 30, 2014 Pat Lynch dismisses CCRB report. Also in a second story.
Aug. 31, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch defends police officers who followed department protocols in order to obtain medical help for a man who was high on PCP and whose subsequent death was labeled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's office.  Lynch said the drug abuser is fully responsible for is own demise, not the officers who were preventing him from being a danger to himself and the public. 
May 2, 2014 The PBA announced that PERB has granted our petition and declared an impasse in our contract negotiations with the city.  A mention of the change in status and the PBA’s objection to the city’s offer of zeroes was published in stories about the UFT contract settlement
Apr. 14, 2014 Funeral of Officer Dennis Guerra.
Apr. 10, 2014 The death of Officer Dennis Guerra is announced.

2013

Nov. 8, 2013 CBS News radio 88 interviews Pat Lynch regarding the city’s motion to vacate the entire stop and frisk decision.
Sept. 12, 2013 The motion to intervene in the appeal of the federal monitor case filed in the Southern district was covered on WCBS News Radio.
Sept. 9, 2013

During an interview with News Radio 880 reporter Jim Smith, PBA president Pat Lynch explains that more member of the service have been lost to illnesses from 9/11 exposure than were killed on that tragic day.

Aug. 14, 2013 PBA president Pat Lynch spoke with reporter Rich Lamb about the impact of additional oversight on PBA members called for in the federal stop and frisk decision.
Jun. 24, 2013 Pat Lynch joins the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, several district attorneys past and present and the other police union presidents in opposing the “biased” policing bill and the call for an Inspector General at a news conference held at 1 PP.
Feb. 13, 2013 Pat Lynch reacts with outrage to the jury’s acquittal of Michael Velez, the getaway driver in the death of PO Peter Figoski.
Feb. 11, 2013 Pat Lynch expresses the disappointment and anger of the PBA and the Figoski family over the failure of a jury to convict Lamont Pride of aggravated murder of a police officer which would have put him in prison for life without possibility of parole. Click here to listen.

2012

Dec. 2, 2012 This report followed a major PBA news conference at which Pat Lynch demanded the release of 9/11 cancer statistics from the NYPD and an expert forensic scientist Dr. Richard Lee explained the types of carcinogens and toxins found on the uniform of 9/11 first responder PO Alonzo Harris. Assemblyman Micah Kellner and State Senator Diane Savino, who are are submitting legislation to compel the release of the data, and Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio joined in pressing for the release of this critical cancer data.
Jun. 14, 2012 Pat Lynch speaks in support of  PO Richard Haste following the officer’s indictment. Click here to listen.
Mar. 23, 2012 Man Convicted Of Shoving NYPD Officer To His Death Gets 32 Years To Life In Prison
Mar. 5, 2012 Pat Lynch calls an Assemblyman’s proposal to require police to undergo a mental evaluation every three years “absolutely unnecessary.” Click here to listen.
Feb. 12, 2012 This report followed a major PBA news conference at which Pat Lynch demanded the release of 9/11 cancer statistics from the NYPD and an expert forensic scientist Dr. Richard Lee explained the types of carcinogens and toxins found on the uniform of 9/11 first responder PO Alonzo Harris. Assemblyman Micah Kellner and State Senator Diane Savino, who are are submitting legislation to compel the release of the data, and Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio joined in pressing for the release of this critical cancer data. Click here to listen.

2011

Dec. 13, 2011 Reports are aired indicating that five are in custody for the murder of PO Peter Figoski.  Pat Lynch express outrage over a judge’s horrible decision to ROR a known dangerous felon without even setting bail and at the arraignment, notes that the perp was brought in cuffed with PO Figoski’s own handcuffs. Click here to listen.
Feb. 2, 2011 News coverage from the joint press conference on the steps of City Hall denouncing the mayor's attack on the VSF and Police and Fire pensions. Click to listen.

2010

Dec. 17, 2010 Seriously wounded PO Ricardo Ramirez is released from the hospital as Pat Lynch decries the release of his assailant on a low bail. Click to listen.
Nov. 29, 2010 Pat Lynch lobbies in Washington for passage of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation bill and speaks to WCBS radio about the purpose of placing the shields of the dead in the lobby of the US Senate. Click to listen.
Feb. 22, 2010

Pat Lynch reacts to acquittal of three officers falsely accused of sodomizing a perp or attempting to cover it up. Click to listen.

2009

Oct. 19, 2009 PBA Endorses Bloomberg. Click to listen.

2005

Nov. 23, 2005 NY Wants Queens Judge Removed: Commission on Judicial Conduct Recommends Dismissal. Click to listen.