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PRESS RELEASE

December 25, 2018


PBA President's statement on the District Attorney's failure to charge a group of drunks who attacked a Police Officer on the subway

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

“There’s is no telling how much damage these mopes would have done to that courageous police officer had he not been equipped to handle them.  Had it gone the other way we might have had a seriously injured or dead police officer instead. It’s wrong that they were not charged for attacking him. The District  Attorney’s job is to prosecute crimes, not to act like a social advocate. These men chose to drink to excess and then to attack a police officer like a pack of jackals when given a lawful order to move on. They should be held accountable for their actions. As the District Attorney continues to decriminalize criminal behavior in the subways, we can expect to see the safety of our mass transit system deteriorate and that’s bad for people, neighborhoods and the City’s economy.”

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