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Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director

or Joseph Mancini


October 7, 2015

Statement from PBA president Patrick J. Lynch regarding the CCRB’s substantiation of charges in the James Blake case

PBA President Lynch said: 

“Even with the facts that have come to light that contradict media reports about this stop, it is still no surprise that the CCRB — which continues to be nothing more than cop-hating branch of the New York Civil Liberties Union — would substantiate the use of force complaint in such a questionably public manner.  Clearly the officer did not strike the individual or seek to harm him in any way.  He used an acceptable technique to gain compliance during a complex ongoing operation in a manner that did not compromise the simultaneous arrest being made a short distance away. An objective review of these facts will vindicate the officers involved.”

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