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PRESS RELEASE

April 2, 2014


PBA President comments on police morale issue

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:  

“Recent news stories have raised the issue of police morale.  Police Commissioner Bratton was absolutely correct when he said that morale of the police force is awful.  Morale is bad, in part, because of the heavy-handed way that past management dealt with our members from within the department.  Furthermore, reduced staffing at the NYPD put public safety and our officers at risk further impacting morale.  And then, police officers became the undeserved target of politically ambitious officials who blamed them for the failed stop and frisk policy instead of those who instituted it.  Being blamed for having to implement something you disagree with is a morale crusher.”

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