1010 WINS

2016

July 25, 2016 Pat Lynch said that the NYPD’s purchase of ballistic vests will provide “immediate protection” for patrol officers but notes that without long rifles, officers will not be able to counter the immediate threat of an active shooter.  Lynch said it’s a typical half measure by this administration. 
July 15, 2016 Report on the Mayor's remarks during a call-in segment on WNYC, in which he dismissed a police officer's concerns about the threat of lawsuits discouraging proactive policing, and failed to correct a caller who said that police officers are "racist in their hearts."  Pat Lynch said that the Mayor's refusal to defend cops is "creating a destructive climate in New York City that will have an enormous impact on public safety.”
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 24, 2016 Report on the PBA taking out a full-page ad in an Indianapolis newspaper that criticizes Mayor de Blasio during his appearance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
June 15, 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.  The Guerra family joined PO Rodriguez, PBA president Pat Lynch and a host of police officers in court. 
June 10, 2016 Report on the PBA's intention to support an opponent to Mayor de Blasio's reelection.  Pat Lynch said the next election will be a referendum on public safety and that the PBA wants a Mayor who runs the city and is not always campaigning.
May 31, 2016 Report on the release of a second TV ad which addresses the economic struggle of police families and calls on the Mayor to support fair pay for NYC’s police officers.
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. WINS radio #1; WINS radio # 2; WINS radio #3
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…” 

Apr. 7, 2016 Report on the PBA's radio campaign targeting Mayor de Blasio for action.  They uses a sound bite from the "Fire Emery" commercial and reported on the income inequality commercial that started airing on Thursday, April 7.
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. 11, 2016 PBA president Pat Lynch hammers the City Council speaker’s plan to wipe out nearly 700,000 misdemeanor warrants noting that neighborhoods will become “cesspools.” 
Feb. 11, 2016

Pat Lynch calls the manslaughter conviction of PO Peter Liang “absolutely wrong” that will have a “chilling effect” on police across the city by criminalizing a tragic accident.

Feb. 4, 2016 Pat Lynch calls the department’s plan to wake a sleeping passengers on subway trains an attempt to conceal the fact that there are not enough police officers to cover the subway and calls it a band-aid approach. 
Jan. 20, 2016 A terrorist threat against police officers in Philadelphia and NYC that originated in Manhattan resulted in warnings by the NYPD and the PBA to officers to take all precautions.
Jan. 14, 2016 Calling huge raises for elected officials an “abomination” and an “insult to all police officers,” Pat Lynch’s vehement objections are reported in the account of the Mayor’s approval of the raises.

2015

Dec. 19, 2015 The PBA donated a thousand toys to hundreds of children in Hurricane Sandy ravaged Far Rockaway and in Brownsville Brooklyn.
Dec. 11, 2015 Street renaming ceremony in honor of P.O. Brian Moore.
Nov. 24, 2015 Calling PO Randolph Holder “an ordinary hero,” PBA president Pat Lynch and about 100 police officers jammed the Manhattan courthouse where cop killer Tyrone Howard meekly offered a “not guilty” plea in the murder of the officer. 
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.
Oct. 25, 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. 22, 2015 Dozens of police officers packed a Manhattan courtroom for the arraignment of cop-killing coward Tyrone Howard in the murder of P.O. Randolph Holder.  Following the arraignment, Pat Lynch told reporters that police officers will continue to turn out at court until P.O. Holder's murderer faces justice.  He added, "Violence against New York City police officers has to stop, and it has to stop now."
Oct. 21, 2015

The local and national media report on the murder of P.O. Randolph Holder, member of the PSA 5 anti-crime team, who was killed while pursuing a gunman in East Harlem. Speaking at the hospital following P.O. Holder's passing, Pat Lynch asked for prayers for the family and said, "These police officers need your support as we bury our brother police officer.  But it can’t end there. We need your support every day, on every corner, in every neighborhood, so we can continue to carry ourselves like superheroes, so we can save you and protect you." 

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.
Sept. 26, 2015 WINS radio reports on Lynch's comments calling "stop receipts" another "nail in the coffin of proactive policing" and also reports the PBA's statement regarding new video that counters James Blake's account of his mistaken ID stop.
Sept. 10, 2015

PBA president Pat Lynch calls the modifying of a police officer in a mistaken identity arrest is “premature and unwarranted” and that no officer should face punitive action before a thorough investigation is done. 

Aug. 12, 2015 Report on a steep decline in the confiscation of illegal weapons. Pat Lynch explains that the anti-police laws and restrictive policies are a disincentive to police officers being proactive and blames it primarily on politicians.
July 31, 2015 Pat Lynch states emphatically that the PBA has “serious concerns” about the use of body-worn cameras and that they need to be “extensively studied” before implementation.
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. 

June 29, 2015 Pat Lynch objects to so-called “police reform” bills debated by the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, bills also opposed by the PC.
June 12, 2015 Over one hundred police officers joined Pat Lynch and PBA board members at the arraignment of cold blooded cop killer Demetrius Blackwell in Queens Criminal Court. Afterwards Lynch told assembled reporters that we gather to support the officer’s family and to send a message to the criminal community that when they attack one of us, they attack all of us.
June 5, 2015 Reelection of Pat Lynch
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 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. 28, 2015 Report on the PBA & UFA's announcement of a joint march up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall on May 6 to demand equal disability pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.  Pat Lynch said the that the unions are calling on city leaders to honor their "moral obligation to protect police officer and firefighters who are injured in its service."  Police officers and firefighters participating in the march will gather at Battery Park's northeast corner at 10am on May 6.
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. 24, 2015 PBA president Pat Lynch tells actor turned junkie/burglar Lillo Brancato, who is in part responsible for the death of hero officer Daniel Enchautegui, to look for redemption and forgiveness “…somewhere else because he’s not going to find it among the ranks of NYC police officers.” 
Mar. 5, 2015

1010 WINS radio reports PBA president Pat Lynch’s objection to new, more complex stop, question and frisk regulations. 

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.
Jan. 18, 2015 WINS reports that Pat Lynch pressure put on City Hall was about getting real support for police officers not an apology from the mayor.
Jan. 15, 2014 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. 10, 2015 1010 WINS reports that the police productivity slowdown was not a "union" slowdown and is costing the city millions in revenue.
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. 

2014

Dec. 30. 2014 Report on meeting between Mayor and unions
Dec. 18, 2014 Report on the leaked audio tape in which Pat Lynch called on police officers to use discretion on the job.
Dec. 13, 2014 News media continue to report on the "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter. 
Dec. 12, 2014 Report on the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letters made available to police officers on Friday asking both the Mayor and City Council Speaker to refrain attending their funeral in the result of a their line of duty death.
Dec. 11, 2014 WINS reports Pat Lynch's disgust with the City Council's double-talk and anti-police proposals in the wake of the Eric Garner.  Lynch also once again called for all civilian complaints to be sworn under penalty of perjury from the outset. 2 pm and 5 pm.
Dec. 5, 2014 Continuing coverage of the PBA press conference and Pat Lynch's attack on the Mayor's lack of support for police officers
Dec. 4, 2014

Following the announcement that a Staten Island grand jury would not indict P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, most media outlets reported Pat Lynch's comments that Officer Pantaleo never intended to harm Eric Garner and was simply attempting to take him into custody using a technique he learned in the academy.  Most also reported Officer Pantaleo's expression of condolences to Garner's family. 

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. 12, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch says the City Council seems to be more interested in protecting criminals than 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.
Nov. 6, 2014

Pat Lynch defends two officers as they are arraigned in Brooklyn court saying that when all the facts are presented the officers will be vindicated.

Oct. 31, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch pledges to closely monitor the implementation of any changes resulting from the stop, question and frisk federal suit following the latest court ruling.
Oct. 27, 2014 Report on Pat Lynch's call for an investigation following reports that officers on Staten Island were ordered to repair a headlight on Eric Garner's mother's car to help her avoid a ticket.
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. 3, 2014 Late Friday afternoon, City Hall announced that the Department of Investigation has finished its revue of the Noerdlinger case and found no impropriety and recommend no action.  PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted
Sept. 30, 2014 Pat Lynch dismisses the CCRB’s “choke hold” report while stating that the police officer used a “takedown” hold in the arrest of Eric Garner.
Sept. 30, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch called the CCRB’s choke hold report “meaningless” because it’s based on unsworn complaints filed by criminals.
Sept. 26, 2014 Report on the start of  Grand Jury proceedings in the Garner case, which are slated to begin on Monday, Sept. 29, with comments from Pat Lynch. Pat Lynch says he has confidence that, if the evidence is presented fairly to a grand jury, the officers involved in the Garner tragedy will be found to be working within the scope of the law.
Aug. 30, 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. 
Apr. 10, 2014 The death of Officer Dennis Guerra is announced.
Jan. 30, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch expresses “serious concerns” about the stop and frisk settlement’s impact on police officers and insists that the PBA will “make every effort” to protect our members rights.
   

2013

Oct. 15, 2013 The PBA announces that it will sue the City Council over the “bias based policing” law, now known as Local Law 71.
Jul. 23, 2013 WINS radio reports on Pat Lynch's reaction to the Mayor's veto of Intros 1079 and 1080.
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.

2012

May 23, 2012 PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted as praising the maximum sentence handed down to the killer of PO Alain Schaberger.
Mar. 20, 2012 Pat Lynch joins the Public Advocate in announcing the release of medical information for 9/11-related cancer-stricken MOS to Mt. Sinai and calls for cancer to be included in the Zadroga bill
Mar. 5, 2012 Pat Lynch calls an Assemblyman’s proposal to require police to undergo a mental evaluation every three years “absolutely unnecessary.”
Feb. 7, 2012 Report on the increase of cancer in 9/11 police responders, originally reported in the Post.
Feb. 1, 2012 President Pat Lynch reacts to the interim order banning off-duty use of objects or apparel bearing NYPD logo.
Jan. 4, 2012 The killers of PO Figoski appear in court.  Click to listen.

2011

Oct. 28, 2011 Over one thousand PBA members joined Pat Lynch to rally in a show of support for fellow officers indicted for "ticket fixing" at the Bronx Hall of Justice. Click 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.
Jan. 3, 2011 Just before Christmas, Pat Lynch made an appeal to the public through the media on behalf of Angelo "Santa" Grande who is in need of a kidney transplant.  So far, 45 people have contacted North Shore Hospital as potential donors and are being tested to see if they are a match. 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.
Jun 30, 2010 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.
Jan. 21, 2010 Trial Begins for NYPD Officers Accused of Sodomy. Click to listen.

2009

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

2008

Jul. 16, 2008 PBA president says on WINS radio that the NYPD's breathalyzer policy sends the wrong message to police officers. Click to listen.
Apr. 25, 2008 Verdict in Sean Bell trial and reaction by Lynch. Click to listen.
Apr. 22, 2008 Lynch offers free ad space in PBA magazine for high paying police departments to recruit. Click to listen.

2006

Feb. 7, 2006 NYPD Officers File Records Lawsuit Against City. Click to read.

2005

Oct. 21, 2005 Policeman Convicted in Immigrant Shooting. Click to read.
Jun. 29, 2005 NYC's Finest Getting Retro Pay Raises. Click to read.
Mar. 7, 2005 Hung Jury in Cop Shooting of Unarmed Man. Click to read.

2004

Nov. 16, 2004 Court Reinstates Charges In Cop Shooting. Click to read.
Aug. 24, 2004 Police, Firefighters Enlist the Help of 9/11 Widows. Click to read.
Aug. 11, 2004 Cops, Firefighters Hint at Job Action. Click to read.