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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

September 13, 2016




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PBA'S POSITION ON OVERTIME OPPORTUNITIES
FOR OFFICERS ON MODIFIED DUTY

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“Police officers can be placed on modified duty at the beginning of an investigation during which time evidence is gathered and analyzed and which may or may not result in disciplinary charges.  Modified duty is not a punitive action nor is it a finding of any type.  It is a holding action that allows due process to go forward. There is absolutely no justification to prevent police officers on modified duty from working overtime when the department requires. Overtime is not a reward and police officers do not control it, the department does.  If the department needs to extend an officer’s tour then they can be asked to or ordered to do so. These officers have every right to continue to support their families until there is some determination regarding their actions.”

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