Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

February 5, 2016




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PBA PRESIDENT: THERE’S NOTHING
ROUTINE ABOUT ROUTINE VERTICAL PATROL

NYC PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:  

“The simple truth is that there is nothing ‘routine’ about ‘routine vertical patrol’ in our city’s housing projects.  Police officers Espeut and Cruz were shot while performing a vertical patrol that they have both done countless times before without incident.  Encountering a perp with a gun is all too common during vertical patrol and it’s the reason that our members, like police officer Peter Liang, have weapons drawn while performing this job.  New York City police officers have the right to protect themselves while they work to keep the good folks who live in city housing safe.”

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