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2016

May 5, 2016 Following the conviction of cop-killer Marcell Dockery in Brooklyn Criminal Court, PBA president Pat Lynch calls the verdict “just” but notes that the verdict will not lessen the pain of loss suffered by the Guerra family.
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. 

2015

Dec. 11, 2015 Street renaming ceremony in honor of P.O. Brian Moore.
Nov. 5, 2015 Report on the early morning protest in front of the penthouse of PERB chairman Howard Edelman.
Oct. 5, 2015 On WABC radio’s Curtis and Kuby show, a discussion about the PBA’s current contract advertisement results in left-wing host, Ron Kuby, supporting Lynch’s call for fair pay and defending the 20-year retirement while recognizing the dangers of the job.
Sept. 15, 2015

PBA president Pat Lynch, who was furious over editorials calling for the firing of the police officer involved in the stop of former tennis pro James Blake, sent an open letter  (read entire letter here) to all “arm-chair judges” slamming them for coming to conclusions with virtually no facts in the matter. 

May 4, 2015

Pat Lynch speaks at the hospital following the announcement of the passing of hero Police Officer Brian Moore. ; ABC 770 Radio’s Mike Gallagher show; ABC 770 news

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.
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.

2014

Dec. 10, 2014 On WABC Radio with Geraldo Rivera, Pat Lynch said that all parents need to teach their children to cooperate with police officers.
Dec. 8, 2014

Lynch opposes the AG's proposal.

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. 

Oct. 10, 2014 Report about the contract related ads placed in major and community newspapers this week
Sept. 29, 2014 Pat Lynch defends the officers in the Garner case as grand jury proceedings begin.
Sept. 26, 2014 Funeral of PO Michael Williams
Sept. 3, 2014 During a wide ranging discussion about Al Sharpton on WABC radio’s Curtis and Kuby program, reporter Dominic Carter, who was a guest,  spoke about Pat Lynch’s defense of the officers in the Garner tragedy and his statement that a chokehold was not used. 
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. 20, 2014 On WABC Radio's "The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby," Lynch said that he was glad to see that many teachers were outraged by their union's decision to co-sponsor Al Sharpton's anti-police rally, especially since many teachers have police officers in their family, and vice versa.
Aug. 14, 2014 WABC radio's talk program called "The Drive Home" with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby spoke about Lynch's disappointment that the Mayor hadn't said publically that resisting arrest is a crime and people shouldn't do it.  The Mayor eventually sent the same message.