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2015

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."
Nov. 5, 2015 Report on the early morning protest in front of the penthouse of PERB chairman Howard Edelman.
Nov. 2, 2015

Following the release of a draft decision from the PERB chairman overseeing the 2010/12 police officer’s contract, PBA president Pat Lynch slams the draft awarding 1% raises retroactively in each of two years saying the result is “…in direct defiance of the Taylor Law.” 

Oct. 7, 2015

Calling the CCRB a “…cop-hating branch of the New York Civil Liberties Union” PBA president Pat Lynch said that their substantiation of the use of force complaint in the Blake case is “no surprise” and that the officers would be vindicated upon a complete review of the facts.

Oct. 1, 2015 Lynch quoted in story about the NYPD’s new use-of-force tracking system. (NPR)
Sept. 23, 2015 Pat Lynch calls a Finest Message telling off-duty MOS to leave their guns at home “foolish” and “dangerous” noting professional police officers are always on-duty and limiting their ability to respond reduces the city’s ability to protect the Pope during his visit. 
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 7, 2015 Cuomo to appoint special prosecutor.
June 10, 2015 In a discussion regarding a city council member’s political future, the commentator mentions the landslide win by Pat Lynch and notes that it is a clear indication that Lynch’s handling of the Mayor following the assassination of two police officers clearly reflected the voice of his members and that he has been given a “mandate” with his reelection victory. 
June 5, 2015 Election of Pat Lynch.
May 29, 2015 WNYC reports on the PBA/UFA call for equalization of disability pension made during a news conference on the steps of City Hall and in testimony by Pat Lynch and Steve Cassidy
May 15, 2015 Cuomo sides with NYC police, fire unions on disability pay
May 4, 2015

Pat Lynch speaks at the hospital following the announcement of the passing of hero Police Officer Brian Moore.

Mar. 19, 2015

NYC reports on the Federal Court’s ruling that police unions should have input on changes to policy or procedures to be implemented by the federal monitor noting PBA president Pat Lynch’s praise for the decision and pledge to protect the rights of the PBA’s  members.

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. 

Jan. 8, 2015

Speaking outside 1 Police Plaza following a meeting between the five police unions and Police Commissioner Bratton, Pat Lynch said that the unions' concerns about the safety of police officers and the public were discussed, but there is still no willingness on the part of City Hall to solve these problem. 

Jan. 6, 2015

In an interview on NPR's All Things Considered, Pat Lynch said that the expressions of frustration directed at Mayor de Blasio by police officers and their supporters are a result of the unchecked anti-police climate on the streets, in which every encounter with a police officer turns into a confrontation.

2014

Dec. 15, 2014

Pat Lynch's response to the Mayor's latest criticism of the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter was reported by WNYC radio.  Lynch said that the Mayor clearly "has no idea of just how angry New York City police officers are at him for his lack of support and for laying decades of society’s problems undeservedly at their feet.”

Dec. 8, 2014 Pat Lynch opposes AG's proposal.
Nov. 5, 2014 Continuing coverage of the PBA press conference and Pat Lynch's attack on the Mayor's lack of support for police officers.
Nov. 17, 2014 The Mayor’s wife’s Chief of Staff, Rachel Noerdlinger, who lives with a convicted murderer and whose son was recently arrested for the fourth time this weekend,  is taking a leave of absence. Pat Lynch’s comments questioning the need for the position and noting that if it must be filled for City Hall to appoint someone who appreciates the work police do and does not have an anti-police bias.
Sept. 26, 2014 Funeral of PO Michael Williams
Sept. 21, 2014 The media continues to report on the follow up review of the autopsy in the Eric Garner case adding the family's reaction from Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters where they call for an arrest.  The union's position and Pat Lynch's remarks are included in most reports. 
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.
Aug. 5, 2014 The PBA and SBA conducted a joint news conference to address police haters, resisting arrest and to set the record straight on the tragic death in custody of Eric Garner.
July 20, 2014 The PBA responds to reports of a death in custody.
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. 10, 2014 The death of Officer Dennis Guerra is announced.
Jan. 8, 2013 National Public Radio (NPR) uses a quote from Pat Lynch in their story following the announcement of indictments of city workers for social security fraud.  Lynch underscored the importance of those benefits to MOS who were truly incapacitated.  Click here to see Lynch’s entire statement.

2013

Oct. 15, 2013 PBA files lawsuit challenging the City Council’s “bias policing law.”
May 15, 2013 A Bronx judge dismissed charges against PO Richard Haste in the shooting of an unarmed perp. At two separate media encounters, Pat Lynch supports the judge’s decision, explains the difficult choices police officers face and states that there would have been no indictment in the first place had the grand jury been given proper instructions. The judge left the door open to the Bronx DA to present the case to another grand jury.
Feb. 28, 2013 Dozens of uniformed officers join the family of fallen police officer Peter Figoski and PBA president Pat Lynch at the sentencing of cold-blooded cop-killer Lamont Pride as Judge Allan Marrus sentences Pride to 45 years to life. 

2012

Dec. 24, 2012 Police Union Runs Ads to Improve Image of Cops
Oct. 25, 2012 PBA president Pat Lynch visits PO Marcano in the hospital the day after the officer’s heroic actions and addresses the media about the officer’s courage and condition. 
Mar. 27, 2012 Complaints Against Cops to be Tried by CCRB, Not NYPD
Feb. 13, 2012 Police Officers Demand City Share WTC Cancer Rate Data

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. 9, 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

Jun. 30, 2010 (NPR) Pat Lynch leads the charge against over-turning the death penalty for double cop killer Ronell Wilson whose federal death sentence was overturned on appeal.  Lynch's outrage hit the press only minutes after decision came down. Wilson will be re-sentenced and is still eligible for the death penalty. Click to listen.