PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:
“We applaud the judge rejecting the City’s meritless claim and moving forward on this vital case. The NYPD must not be allowed to put its own members at greater risk for harassment or worse. Criminals must not be allowed to escape justice by turning their trials into circuses that have little to do with their own guilt or innocence. The state legislature foresaw all of these dangers when it placed common-sense limits on the public disclosure of police officers' personnel records. We are hopeful that the judge will uphold the will of the legislature when he rules on the merits of our suit."