August 8, 2022
More coverage of stampede of NYPD cops leaving before getting their full pension
Pat Lynch is quoted in SILive: “This exodus is the result of cops in the prime of their careers deciding they have had enough. They are leaving for other opportunities where they’re paid better, treated better and have a better quality of life.”
August 7, 2022
Nearly 2,000 NYPD cops quit before getting full pension; Pat Lynch calls 71% jump a “stampede”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “We have had retirement waves caused by large academy classes before — they were nothing like this. This exodus is the result of cops in the prime of their careers deciding they have had enough. … The NYPD should stop trying to explain this staffing crisis away. Admit there’s a problem and help us fix it.”
August 3, 2022
Officer hurt when men in Bronx hurl bottles at officers
PBA responds to attack on officer in NY Post and on News12 Bronx: “Not shocking anymore — and that’s a problem. NYC police officers are seeing this on a daily basis in all boroughs as we try to make our city safe. We won’t succeed until the justice system backs us up.”
July 31, 2022
Pat Lynch blames drug busts decline on understaffed NYPD and lack of criminal-justice-system support
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “If New Yorkers want more enforcement, they need to demand a fully staffed NYPD and a criminal justice system that will back us up.”
July 27, 2022
More coverage of attack on police officers and release of perp
In TV interviews on Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, and CBS 2 News, Pat Lynch points to the causes of today's skyrocketing crime numbers.
July 26, 2022
Pat Lynch condemns speedy release without bail of turnstile jumper who grappled with, punched NYPD officer who arrested him
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on NBC 4 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn and Bronx, Fox 5 News, Newsmax, WOR Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, WBAL, Baltimore: “If New Yorkers want to know why the chaos in the transit system is not improving more quickly — this is why. The criminals underground know they can get in a brawl, choke a cop and be back out in hours. Cops are putting ourselves on the line to make the subways safer, but we are feeling abandoned by a justice system that won’t back us up.”
July 14, 2022
Pat Lynch slams CCRB’s latest power grab as the agency proposes expanded clout
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “Cops know they won’t get ‘fair and impartial’ treatment from CCRB. It’s one more reason they’re quitting in droves.”
July 8, 2022
As NYPD officers leave at alarming rate, Pat Lynch says they’re “taking their talents elsewhere’
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “We’re not only losing experienced veterans. We’re also losing cops in the prime of their careers who are taking their talents elsewhere. The NYPD cannot continue papering over this staffing crisis with more and more overtime. That will drive even more cops to pursue other opportunities where they can make more money and have a better quality of life.”
July 2, 2022
Pat Lynch says NYPD exodus has become a “stampede”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The exodus has become a stampede. We’re not only losing experienced veterans. We’re also losing cops in the prime of their careers who are taking their talents elsewhere. The NYPD cannot continue papering over this staffing crisis with more and more overtime. That will drive even more cops to pursue other opportunities where they can make more money and have a better quality of life.”
June 22, 2022
Solo patrol plan modified after assault on MOS
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News and NY Post and on CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, and on WABC Radio and WCBS Radio : “PBA President Pat Lynch and Mayor Adams have spoken regarding this evening’s assault on a Transit police officer performing solo patrol,” the PBA said in a statement. “The mayor indicated that the deployment plan will be modified so that there are two police officers on every train patrol.”
June 21, 2022
More on solo patrols
Press reports continue to quote Pat Lynch on the fallout from the Mayor’s announcement of planned solo patrols in transit. See New York 1, WNYC radio, WINS radio, and WOR radio.
June 18, 2022
Pat Lynch blasts mayor’s plan to bring back solo subway patrols
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, The Gothamist and on Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, Newsmax, WINS Radio, and WNYC Radio: “Solo transit patrols were abandoned because they make it harder for cops to protect straphangers and ourselves. They’re even less effective now that criminals know there are no consequences for fighting cops and resisting arrest.”
June 17, 2022
At Bronx vigil, Pat Lynch mourns NYPD officer slain by husband
The PBA president is quoted in amNY and on WCBS radio: “Many folks wouldn’t think that a police officer would be a victim of domestic violence. When we got a 911 call the other day and never thought that it would be one of your own. This is a police officer who recently saved lives and was called an angel. We are part of the community and the things and the violence and the sorrow that affects you in your home affects us in ours.”
June 12, 2022
Pat Lynch warns NYPD staffing crisis will harm public safety
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The NYPD is sliding deeper into a staffing crisis that will ultimately hurt public safety. Low pay, inferior benefits and constant abuse from the City Council and other anti-cop demagogues has pushed attrition to record highs.”
May 27, 2022
Rare "no" vote prevents pension raise for long-term officers
Politico reports on anti-police city council members voting down a pension bill to incentivize experienced cops to remain on the job.
May 26, 2022
Paroled cop-killer rearrested for blinding girlfriend; Pat Lynch says it shows the limits of rehabilitation
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “This arrest shows that no amount of services or programming behind bars will make this individual fit for society. Rehabilitation is not the goal in every case. This ruthless cop-killer needs to spend the rest of his life in prison so that he can’t victimize anyone else.”
May 21, 2022
Charges dropped against gun-toting rapper CBlu; Pat Lynch calls decision “absurd”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This absurd decision should outrage every New Yorker who wants to get illegal guns off our streets. There is no dispute that this individual was caught carrying an illegal gun for the second time. If perps like this face absolutely no consequences, even after shooting a cop, we have to ask: why bother sending us out to get the guns at all?”
May 20, 2022
Pat Lynch warns that appellate court’s reinstatement of “diaphragm compression law” “deals direct blow to our fight against violence”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Newsday, amNY, CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, WABC Radio, WINS Radio, WOR Radio, and WWRL: “We are reviewing our legal options. However, our city leaders need to realize that this ruling deals a direct blow to our fight against the violence that is tearing our city apart.” Lynch called the city law “ill-conceived” and said it “makes it virtually impossible for police officers to safely and legally take violent criminals into custody — the very job that New Yorkers are urgently asking us to do.”
May 12, 2022
Pat Lynch slams proposed reduced sentence for 'Molotov Cocktail lawyers'
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “There is absolutely no justification for lowballing the sentence for an anti-police terrorist attack. It’s bad enough that these dangerous criminals have been allowed to sit at home for the past two years. Handing them a below-guidelines sentence would give a green light to other anti-police radicals who seek to advance their cause through violence. The judge must reject this request.”
May 7, 2022
Pat Lynch slams CCRB’s “third bite at the apple” in already-exonerated cop’s shooting case
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Politico, News 12 Brooklyn, New York 1 and The Gothamist: “CCRB has nothing new to add to Isaacs’ case, which has already been fully investigated and adjudicated by the NYPD. The police officer was also acquitted by a Brooklyn jury. CCRB is simply looking for a third bite at the apple in order to justify their bloated budget and advance their anti-cop agenda.”
April 28, 2022
More coverage of Lynch's response to Mayor on phone use
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, NY Post, PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, WNYC Radio, WOR Radio, and WABC Radio: ”New York City police officers did not ask for NYPD-issued smartphones — we were ordered to carry and use them. We are now required to document every minute of our tour on these phones. Every form we are required to fill out and every alert we receive comes through the phone. If there’s a problem with cops using the phone on duty, NYPD management should change the policies and go back to pen and paper.”
April 27, 2022
Pat Lynch hits back at Mayor's comments on phone use
Pat Lynch points out that phone use is mandated by department. See Fox 5 News, WINS radio, and CBS radio.
April 8, 2022
Pat Lynch slams state parole of “Fat Cat” Nichols, drug lord behind the killing of P.O. Eddie Byrne
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This murderous drug-lord and cop-killer must not move even an inch closer to freedom. Our hero brother Police Officer Edward Byrne sacrificed his life to rid our city of Nichols and his gang.” Nichols was released to federal custody where charges run through 2026.
April 6, 2022
Lynch and other PBA members attend anti-crime rally in the Bronx
Reported in the NY Post, the PBA president spoke at a rally with victims of crimes against police officers as well as the public, demanding changes in Albany to the bail laws.
April 2, 2022
Amended PBA lawsuit calls “Kyrie Irving carveout” “arbitrary and capricious”
The amended complaint is quoted in the NY Post: “If vaccine mandates are driven by public health as [NYC officials] claim, then the same changed circumstances (high vaccination rates across the City and steadily declining COVID-19 metrics) that [city officials] relied on to lift the mandate for some, including rich and famous workers, also require that the Vaccine Mandate, Guidance and Termination Requirement be lifted for the men and women in the NYPD who have worked to protect this City throughout the pandemic. Respondents cannot rationally draw public health lines based on an individual’s perceived fame.”
March 31, 2022
Paroled gangbanger who dragged and crippled NYPD detective rearrested in stolen car chase, freed again; Pat Lynch calls it “insane”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and the Daily News: “Every moment he spends free is not only an insult to our hero brother and his family — it is a real danger for New Yorkers.”
March 28, 2022
Pat Lynch slams SUNY Brockport for hosting speech by paroled convicted cop-killer
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday, and on PIX 11 News, News 12 Long Island and ABC radio. "We cannot pollute the minds of the next generation thinking it's okay if you kill, call yourself a political prisoner — you’re a murderer."
March 26, 2022
Pat Lynch denounces CCRB report on police misconduct during George Floyd protests as based on “the flimsiest of evidence”
The PBA president is quoted in pix11.com and CBS 2 News. “Despite CCRB’s attempts to substantiate cases on the flimsiest of evidence, the vast majority of complaints they investigate don’t result in a finding of misconduct. Meanwhile, almost none of the violent agitators who injured nearly 400 police officers during the protests have been identified or held accountable.”
March 25, 2022
Pat Lynch assails “Kyrie vax carve-out” as a “double standard”
The PBA president is quoted on the Mayor's decision to allow performers not to vaccinate in the Daily News, Post, Washington Times, SI Live, Gothamist, New York Magazine, and on New York 1, PIX 11 news, Fox 5 News, News 12 Long Island, CNBC, WINS Radio, and WOR Radio
March 2, 2022
Pat Lynch supports NYPD pension fund’s plan to divest $42M of Russian-issued securities investments
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “In all pension fund matters, we have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of the fund’s members. This divestment was necessary in order to protect those interests. Apart from the matter of pension investments, the PBA stands with the people of Ukraine against this unprovoked attack. We join our members of Ukrainian heritage in praying for the safety of their friends and family in the conflict zone. We hope for peace as soon as possible, and we pray that the forces of freedom will prevail.”
February 4, 2022
Pat Lynch greets latest NYPD officer to be shot, as the cop leaves the hospital
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “He’s happy. He’s been happy since he got here when he got the word that he will be okay. He went through a number of surgeries and he’s a strong young person.” Lynch was also quoted on crime on New York 1, ABC radio, CBS radio, and WINS.
February 4, 2022
Cop-shooter back in jail, Pat Lynch slams “revolving door” for gun offenders
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “We’re glad that a cop-shooter is back off the street, but this revolving door for a repeat gun offender makes no sense whatsoever. It should be clear to every New Yorker that our justice system is broken in many places. Our lawmakers need to prioritize fixing it above everything else.”
February 2, 2022
Pat Lynch slams assemblywoman’s comments comparing cops to Nazis
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “This is why our streets have gotten out of control. Our legislators are busy boosting anti-cop hate online when they should be fixing the laws that they broke.”
February 2, 2022
Eulogy for P.O. Wilbert Mora
Fox 5 News and PIX 11 News carried Pat Lynch's full eulogy for P.O. Wilbert Mora at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
February 2, 2022
Lynch reacts to latest cop shooting
Lynch once again goes to a hospital as another officer is shot while off-duty. Covered on News 12, WINS and CBS radio.
February 2, 2022
PBA -Recorded Video of the Funeral of Wilfred Mora
See full video.
January 30, 2022
Pat Lynch slams actress for ranting about street closures during Jason Rivera’s funeral
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “New Yorkers turned out by the thousands yesterday to help us honor our fallen brother. One person spreading hate cannot erase that. This kind of garbage has polluted the conversation for far too long. We need the New Yorkers who are standing with us to speak up and push back.”
January 29, 2022
Pat Lynch delivers a eulogy at P.O. Jason Rivera’s funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The PBA president is quoted in the The Chief: “…as we sit here today and we hear the speakers and we speak to his family, we now know he's not a hero because of the way he died as a hero but because of the way he lived. He’s a hero not because he had a shield in his pocket but because he had a shield in his soul.”
January 28, 2022
Pat Lynch slams “disgraceful” bail release of rapper who shot and wounded NYPD officer
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “If anybody wants to know why we have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we’re about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this disgraceful bail release. This individual chose to carry illegal guns twice. He chose to fight with and shoot a New York City police officer. There’s no reason to believe he won’t do the exact same thing when he’s out on the street tonight.”
January 27, 2022
Pat Lynch takes issue with comptroller’s report on pace of “civilianization” at NYPD
The PBA president is quoted in The Chief, saying that while there were numerous ways to address “waste and inefficiency” within the department, those should not entail “a ‘stealth defunding’ under the guise of civilianization that undermines NYPD operations and our public safety mission."
January 26, 2022
Pat Lynch mourns the passing of P.O. Wilbert Mora
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Post, Newsday, AM New York and on 1010 WINS Radio: “True heroes never die. Our brother Police Officer Wilbert Mora has left us, but he will live on in the heart of every New York City police officer from this day forward.”
January 25, 2022
Pat Lynch supports mayor’s anti-gun proposals, calling them the “beginnings of a plan"
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: "In addition to the measures proposed today, we need an immediate rollback of the entire policy regime that penalizes police officers for proactively confronting lawbreakers, and we need more resources to relieve the outstretched cops on the front lines."
January 23, 2022
Pat Lynch blames “no consequences” for criminals for the gun-fueled environment that led to cop-killing
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Perps have always had access to illegal guns. That part isn’t new. The difference now is that criminals are carrying more firepower and using it more frequently, because the message on the street is that there are no consequences if they get caught. Last night [Friday night] that message cost a hero police officer his life. It has to change, immediately.” See more coverage of the reaction to the murder on News 12 and WINS.
January 22, 2022
Pat Lynch says, “Our hearts are broken,” after cop is killed and another is critically wounded in Harlem shooting
The PBA president is quoted in ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn, 1010 WINS Radio, WWRL radio, and The Chief: “Our hearts are broken. We’re in shock. Our knees are buckling. And we’re angry, because we’ve been here before; we’re angry because we saw it coming; we’re angry because we said it would happen, and it happened again.”
January 21, 2022
Pat Lynch slams judge for setting bail for latest cop-shooter
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on PIX 11 News: “There is absolutely no justification and no excuse for setting bail in this case. This individual was previously arrested for carrying an illegal gun. Then he violated his probation, carried another gun and shot a cop.”
January 19, 2022
Pat Lynch calls for public and officials to provide the tools to take back the streets
At the hospital where an injured officer was treated, Lynch calls for laws to allow the police to do their job. See his full comments on New York 1. The press conference was also covered on WINS radio.
January 16, 2022
Lynch says subway tragedy "underscores our current crisis."
The NY Post and WINS news radio cover Pat Lynch's call to get "common-sense solutions ... up and running ASAP.” See full press release.
January 6, 2022
Lynch interviewed on DA's new policy
Pat Lynch tells local TV news station PIX 11 that DA Bragg's policy not to prosecute and reduce prison time for certain offenses "sends the wrong message."
January 5, 2022
Pat Lynch raises concerns about new Manhattan DA’s announced policy to stop prosecuting and reduce prison time for certain crimes
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, Gothamist, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, and NewsNation: "Police officers don’t want to be sent out to enforce laws that the district attorneys won’t prosecute. And there are already too many people who believe that they can commit crimes, resist arrest, interfere with police officers and face zero consequences."