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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

September 14, 2017




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STATEMENT BY PBA PRESIDENT PATRICK J. LYNCH ON
RELEASE OF BODY CAM FOOTAGE FROM BRONX SHOOTING

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“The release of this footage sets a dangerous precedent that jeopardizes police officers' due process rights and confidentiality protections under state law. The district attorney's investigation into the case is still ongoing — it should be allowed to proceed free of pressure and interference, looking at all of the relevant facts alongside the video footage. Moreover, this footage constitutes a confidential personnel record that is protected under New York State Civil Rights Law Section 50-a, and releasing it in violation of the law will expose the police officers involved to a very real and substantial risk of harassment, reprisals and threats to their safety and the safety of their families. If fairness and justice are the goal, they won't be achieved by suspending police officers' rights whenever it is convenient to do so.”

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