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

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

September 26, 2017




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PBA PRESIDENT SLAMS JUDGE FOR
“EXTRAORDINARILY POOR JUDGMENT”
FOR RELEASING THE DANGEROUS MAN WHO
LATER SHOT A YONKERS POLICE OFFICER

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:  

“This is a terrible case where a clearly bad decision by a judge resulted in the shooting of Yonkers Police Officer Kayla Maher. Frank Valencia was arrested by members of the 48 precinct with a duffel bag full of guns and knives. Bronx Supreme Court Judge George Villegas released him on probation even though Valencia had threatened a family member with a gun. Valencia will be held accountable for the shooting of Police Officer Maher and Judge Villegas must be held responsible for his extraordinarily poor judgment that put this obviously dangerous man back on the streets.”

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