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PBA Communications Director

or Joseph Mancini


February 15, 2018

PBA President's Statement on the Not Guilty verdict for Sgt. Hugh Barry

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“On that terrible, tragic day, Sgt. Barry and his team responded to that apartment for one reason and that was to help a troubled person.   Sadly, Sgt. Barry had to take action to protect himself from serious injury or death.  The judge looked at the preponderance of all the evidence and concluded that the actions of the Sergeant were appropriate and not criminal.  There is no victory here today, only relief that justice has been served and a good man who was doing a difficult and dangerous job has been exonerated.” 

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