October 19, 2021
Pat Lynch slams CCRB for scapegoating cops for the city’s failures in handling George Floyd protests
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and Newsday: “Once again, CCRB is carrying political water for Mayor de Blasio and others who are trying to wash away their own failures during last summer’s protests,” he said. “Police officers were sent out with no plan, no strategy and no support, into a dangerous environment created by politicians’ irresponsible rhetoric.”
September 22, 2021
Pat Lynch slams transfer of 100 cops from streets to Rikers Jail
The PBA president is quoted by the NY Post: “This is no time for the mayor to pull additional personnel away to cover for his mismanagement of another agency. It’s just more proof that ‘Defund the Police’ was a hollow slogan, because City Hall can’t solve any problem without dragging in the NYPD.”
September 18, 2021
Fallen officer’s family, Pat Lynch blast parole board’s latest release of 22 cop-killer releases
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and the Chief-Leader: “Once again this parole board tortures the families of our fallen heroes. It’s the latest chapter in the board’s shameful legacy in the Andrew Cuomo era.”
September 11, 2021
Pat Lynch, in exclusive interview with The Chief, praises blue-collar 9/11 effort, laments loss of unity
In describing in detail his experiences on the day of the attacks, the PBA president tells the civil service weekly that officers he encountered at the scene of the conflagration were so aware that they could be living their last day that they were approaching a clergyman and asking for absolution. “That’s a sign, saying they know they may not come out,” he said. “They went in anyway.”
September 9, 2021
Pat Lynch slams NYPD vaccine mandate as “contrary to our previous conversations with the Department,” files grievance with BCB
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “In the PBA’s view, any testing mandated by the Department must be conducted on job time and at the city’s expense, and any test received outside of the MOS’s regular working hours should be subject to overtime compensation.”
September 8, 2021
News coverage of unveiling of 9/11 memorial wall at PBA headquarters
PBA President Pat Lynch is quoted in the NY Post and Newsday, saying that the "reason we put [portraits and names] on the wall is the next generation comes along and says ‘tell me about him. Tell me about her. Tell me about them.’ That is where we keep the spirit and the story alive. Yes, it is a moral obligation." The Memorial Wall unveiling was also covered on CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, 1010 WINS Radio, News 12 Brooklyn, Bronx and Long Island, as well as on many stations throughout the country such as WBOC, Kansas City and WDAF, Maryland.
August 2, 2021
Retiree Health Benefits Update: MLC Votes for Medicare Advantage Plan
See update from Pat Lynch.
July 20, 2021
Officer Attacked With Bottle
On 1010 WINS, Pat Lynch says "Our justice and mental health systems are dangerously broken" in response to the unprovoked attack on a police officer with a bottle.
June 30, 2021
No bail for Officer Tsakos's killer
Pat Lynch agrees with judge on denying bail to PO Tsakos's killer. See ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, and New York 1.
June 24, 2021
Judge throws out 'Diaphragm Law'
Lynch says "welcome news" to the judge's decision to axe the entire law. Covered on WCBS radio, WINS radio, and WOR radio.
June 16, 2021
Lynch says cop stabbing at Union Square shouldn't have happened
See New York 1 where Lynch says we are "grateful our brother is OK, but don't say 'he's lucky.' Criminals just don't fear consequences any more — because there aren't any."
June 8, 2021
PBA mourns the loss of retired PO Thomas Marrinan
CBS 2 News, PIX 11 News, News 12 Brooklyn and 1010 WINS Radio covered the death of the retired cop. Our tweet: "Hearts full of sorrow & anger after the murder of Thomas Marrinan, a retired PBA Delegate, in Brooklyn tonight. Even in retirement, he was doing what cops do — protecting the vulnerable & defending his community from criminals who grow bolder every single day."
June 8, 2021
Lynch calls out racist rant on Asian officer
In a statement covered in the NY Post and on NBC 4 News and WABC Radio, Pat Lynch said "Criminals know that the politicians are all talk. They know there are no real consequences for their vicious anti-Asian hate, even when it’s directed at a police officer." See full statement here.
June 3, 2021
PBA endorses David Weprin for NYC Comptroller
PBA President Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News: “David Weprin has the expertise and experience to steer our city through the challenging financial waters ahead. He knows that nothing in this city works without public safety, and he will work with police officers — not against us — to achieve it. That’s why we’re proud to endorse him.”
June 2, 2021
PBA endorses Liz Crotty for Manhattan DA
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “Liz Crotty understands that we can’t restore safety to the streets of Manhattan by cutting cops out of the equation.”
May 26, 2021
Pat Lynch on problems faced by members
Pat Lynch talks to CBS 2 News about the impact of the "Defund the Police" movement on police officers and public safety in New York City.
May 26, 2021
At arraignment, Pat Lynch calls woman who killed PO Tsakos in hit-and-run “evil”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, and on New York 1, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Long Island, NBC 4 News, 1010 WINS Radio, and WCBS Radio, : “She doesn't look evil but her actions created evil. She has to answer for what she’s done. She has to pay for the consequences that those hateful words and those evil actions caused to a police officer and his family. ”
May 24, 2021
Perp who dragged cop rearrested; Pat Lynch says he should never have been freed
The PBA president is interviewed on 1010 WINS Radio, and quoted on New York 1, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, News 12 Brooklyn, WCBS Radio, and in the NY Post, Daily News, and Newsday: “Is anyone surprised? This perp dragged a hero New York City police officer behind a stolen car, paralyzing him. He had an extensive criminal record before that. And yet we had a judge and elected officials who thought he should be given yet another chance and put right back on the street.”
May 22, 2021
Pat Lynch slams AG’s proposed legislation on police use of lethal force
The PBA president is quoted on NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, New York 1, WABC Radio, WNYC Radio, and WINS Radio, and in the NY Post, Newsday, Politico, and Gothamist: “This sweeping proposal would make it impossible for police officers to determine whether or not we are permitted to use force in a given situation. The only reasonable solution will be to avoid confrontations where force might become necessary. Meanwhile, violent criminals certainly aren't hesitating to use force against police officers or our communities. The bottom line: more cops and more regular New Yorkers are going to get hurt." The story was also covered on stations all over the country, such as KSAZ in Phoenix AZ, WNIS in Norfolk VA, WTIC in Hartford CT, and WENY in Elmira, NY.
May 21, 2021
Pat Lynch voices support for NYPD efforts to recruit black cops, urges better pay for all new officers
The PBA president is quoted in the Chief-Leader: “We fully support the NYPD’s attempt to recruit from the diverse communities we serve. Our neighborhoods are full of the talented, motivated recruits we need. But New York City’s best and brightest also know they could have more money and less stress doing another job—even another policing job.”
May 20, 2021
PBA, other police unions take to the airwaves to slam pols’ anti-cop, pro-criminal policies and rhetoric
Pat Lynch is quoted in the Chief-Leader: “We’re doing our jobs. We’re confronting criminals and making arrests, but the violence keeps rising,” he says, adding that the NYPD is losing “the best officers” to better paying departments.
May 14, 2021
Lynch links crime increase to anti-cop laws
Speaking as Officer Brian McGurran was released from Kings County Hospital after being shot by a known gang member, Pat Lynch said "It's not a coincidence that shootings are up directly since they changed the laws that allow us to do our jobs." See reports on News 12 Long Island, WABC radio, and WCBS radio.
May 14, 2021
PBA sues to stop CCRB’s latest illegal power grab
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “CCRB had proved once again that it will bend every rule and defy every safeguard in its quest to hijack and dismantle the NYPD.”
May 4, 2021
Funeral of Officer Anastasios Tsakos
Every print outlet, TV and radio channel covered the funeral of PO Anastasios Tsakos as NYPD officers lined the streets of Northport, Long Island. "Every officer knows it could happen to them," said Pat Lynch. See NBC 4 News.
May 2, 2021
Pat Lynch blames the week’s nationwide surge in LOD deaths on anti-police climate and rhetoric
The PBA president is quoted in the Washington Examiner: "This is the violent behavior that their anti-police rhetoric has inspired," Lynch said after a driver in New York City splashed an officer with a caustic chemical and then hurled a lit Molotov cocktail at another officer after being pulled over. “Until politicians stop encouraging hatred and violence towards police officers, we must be prepared to face such attacks at all times, both on duty and off duty.”
April 25, 2021
Pat Lynch blames NYPD retirement rush to anti-police climate
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The Mayor and City Council are absolutely trying to abolish the police. They’ve kept our pay absurdly low. They’ve ratcheted up our exposure to lawsuits. They’ve demonized us at every opportunity. And they’ve taken away the tools we need to do the job we all signed up for, which is to keep our communities safe.”
April 22, 2021
Jury was correct, says Lynch, and now it's time for honest discussion on policing
On Fox 5 News and in the Daily News, Pat Lynch says jury made correct decision in Chauvin case, but now it's time for an honest discussion on policing and public safety. See press release.
April 22, 2021
Lynch agrees with Chauvin jury decision; says now time to focus on policing and public safety issues
“Now it’s time for an honest discussion of policing and public safety that begins with the real challenges we face on our streets
April 20, 2021
PBA Endorses Sal Albanese for City Council
The PBA announces a joint endorsement with the DEA, SBA and LBA of Sal Albanese for City Council on Staten Island.
April 18, 2021
Cops hit with Molotov cocktails, Pat Lynch blames elected officials
The PBA president is quoted on CBS 2 News and in the NY Post and the Washington Examiner: "Make no mistake: this is the environment that our elected officials have created. This is the violent behavior that their anti-police rhetoric has inspired. Until politicians stop encouraging hatred and violence towards police officers, we must be prepared to face such attacks AT ALL TIMES, both on and off duty.” Remain alert and back each other up."
April 13, 2021
Pat Lynch warns about city “sliding backward” after slain cop’s cousin Is carjacked
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, and abc7ny.com: "This was yet another brazen crime of the kind that has been happening to families all across the city. But this time, it happened to the family of our fallen hero. P.O. Wenjian Liu gave his life protecting all New Yorkers from victimization and fear. To honor his legacy, we can't let our city keep sliding backward.”
April 13, 2021
Pat Lynch joins slain cop’s family in condemning his killer’s role in police reform
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “It’s outrageous and despicable. Not only did this cop-killer get paroled, but now he gets a seat at the table to help dismantle a police department. Did anybody expect him to be fair and open-minded in his review? The entire process has trampled on the ideals that police officers like Robert Walsh upheld.” Also covered on WOR radio.
April 8, 2021
More police vehicle sabotage
NY Post, NBC 4, and WOR radio cover the Brooklyn attack on an officer's personal vehicle. Pat Lynch reminds all officers — once again — to check their vehicles constantly. "We are working in an extremely dangerous environment right now, and need to remain alert."
March 27, 2021
Pat Lynch slams city council’s “police reform” legislation
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, the Chief, CNN, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn, 1010 WINS Radio, and WCBS-AM Radio: “New Yorkers are getting shot and police officers are out on the street, all day and all night, trying to stop the bloodshed,” Lynch said. “Where are these City Council members? Safe at home, hiding behind their screens and dreaming up new ways to give criminals a free pass. It won’t get better unless New Yorkers shame the politicians into doing their job.”
March 21, 2021
Pat Lynch defends policing in last summer's protests
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Times: "Heaping blame on police departments while ignoring the criminals who used protests as cover for planned and coordinated violence almost guarantees a repeat of the chaos we saw last summer."
March 16, 2021
Police unions say bail reform to blame for spike in violent crime
The PBA president is quoted on New York 1, CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, WINS radio, and in the Daily News: “Our cops on the street warned us that it was happening. We warned the politicians that this won’t work. Violence will rise. And it has.”
March 13, 2021
Pat Lynch Slams De Blasio’s Latest Police 'Reforms'
The PBA president is quoted on NBC 4 TV, CBS 2 TV, ABC 7 TV, New York 1, CBS radio, and in the Daily News and the Chief-Leader, saying cops need to be paid a “fair market wage.” He added: “Our public sector union brothers and sisters should be very concerned about the mayor’s plan to tamper with civil service laws that protect most city and state workers.” he said. “If police officers can be suspended indefinitely without due process and stripped of their pensions, why not teachers or nurses?”
March 6, 2021
Pat Lynch criticizes De Blasio’s police reform agenda
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “New York City police officers are already laboring under a two-decade-deep pile of supposed ‘reforms’ that do nothing to help us keep New Yorkers safe. Most of the proposals in Mayor de Blasio’s latest report can be thrown on that pile.”
March 6, 2021
PBA sues to have say rebutting protest suits
The PBA president is quoted in the Chief-Leader: “They sent police officers out with nothing but mixed messages and no support, then tried to blame us for their failures. We have zero confidence that the city will provide that perspective or adequately represent police officers’ rights. That’s why it’s important for the PBA to join as a party to these suits.”
March 6, 2021
Pat Lynch on incarceration and retrial in vacated convictions of cop-killers
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “There is absolutely no reason that these convicted cop-killers should be put back on the street. The family of hero P.O. Charles Davis is devastated by the possibility that nobody will be held accountable for his murder.”
March 6, 2021
Pat Lynch applauds domestic violence cops wounded in shooting
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, ABC7 TV and News 12 Long Island: “This video is chilling and difficult to watch. But it makes one thing clear — police officers Wells and Murphy saved their lives. They saved the lives of that domestic violence victim and her children, and they saved each other’s lives — all because they had the training, skill and courage of New York City police officers.”
March 5, 2021
Pat Lynch says NYPD won’t properly defend Cops in AG lawsuit over George Floyd protests, sues to intervene
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and the Daily News: “We have zero confidence that the city will provide that perspective or adequately represent police officers’ rights. That’s why it’s important for the PBA to join as a party to these suits.”
February 19, 2021
Pat Lynch slams latest parole release of killer of P.O. Harry Ryman
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “It’s bad enough that this hero family has to live in fear of what might happen when P.O. Ryman’s killers hit the streets. But to swallow that fear while they watch their father’s sacrifice be devalued and disrespected by the state of New York — that is cruel and unusual punishment,” Lynch said.
February 19, 2021
Pat Lynch defends Police action in arrest of subway suspect
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NBC 4 TV and WINS radio: “After a week of outcry over the chaos in the subway, these cops were doing exactly what was asked of them: enforcing the transit system rules. For their efforts, they were spat on, attacked, thrown down a flight of stairs, and one police officer nearly had his ear ripped off. None of that assault was shown in the partial video circulating online, because the pro-criminal crowd doesn’t want you to know how truly dangerous the subways have become — even for police officers.”
February 18, 2021
Pat Lynch ties proposed Cop residency rules to officers’ pay
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: "We can’t talk about changing the NYPD residency requirements without talking about police officers’ pay … Requiring them to live in the city and shoulder its sky-high cost of living on a below-market salary will hurt NYPD recruitment efforts, not improve them."
February 18, 2021
Pat Lynch slams appeals court ruling that Cops' personnel files are subject to disclosure
The PBA president is quoted in The Chief: “The unfettered release of police personnel records will allow unstable people to target police officers and our families for harassment or worse,” Mr. Lynch said following Legislators’ votes in June. “A dangerous cop-hater only needs a police officer's name, linked to a few false or frivolous complaints, to be inspired to commit violence.”
February 18, 2021
Pat Lynch interview with John Catsimatidis
On WABC radio, Pat Lynch covers topics from crime and mental health issues to what constitutes leadership.
February 13, 2021
Pat Lynch slams mayor hopeful Maya Wiley’s plan to cut NYPD headcounts
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News calling her “yet another ideologue peddling the false choice between caring for our communities and keeping them safe.” See full press release.
February 5, 2021
Pat Lynch slams new CCRB rules as a 'Political Prop'
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Staten Island Advance, CBS 2 News, and 1010 WINS Radio: “Police officers want to see fairness and consistency in the NYPD disciplinary process. Mayor de Blasio’s use of the NYPD disciplinary matrix as a political prop is the direct opposite of that goal. Rather than allowing police discipline to follow the facts, he is chasing the news cycle and, once again, making it harder for cops to do our job.”
February 4, 2021
Pat Lynch scorns Scott Stringer plan for NYPD reforms
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “After eight years as a citywide elected official, it’s amazing how little Comptroller Stringer knows about the nature of crime and violence on our streets. It’s not the plan our city needs to stop the current bloodshed.”
February 1, 2021
Pat Lynch defends PBA opposition to fossil fuels divestment
The PBA president is quoted in City Limits: “Every pension fund trustee has a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of the fund beneficiaries for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits. Simply put, the money in the pension fund does not belong to us, nor to the comptroller, nor to the mayor. It belongs to the active and retired police officers who have worked and sacrificed to earn their pensions. Our views on any social or political issue cannot enter into the equation. The same is true for the elected officials who sit on the board."
January 29, 2021
Lynch calls for support for police as PO Vargas is discharged from hospital
As wounded officer Daniel Vargas leaves the hospital, giving a thumbs up to cheering cops, Pat Lynch asks, "Why do perps feel so bold that they can carry that weapon with impunity and, more importantly, to use it?” Covered on ABC 7 News, News 12 The Bronx, and WABC Radio.
January 27, 2021
Andrew Yang wants to make NYPD Cops live in NYC — but he can’t
The NY Post quotes PBA President Pat Lynch: “We can’t talk about changing the NYPD residency requirements without talking about police officers’ pay. Requiring them to live in the city and shoulder its sky-high cost of living on a below-market salary will hurt recruitment efforts, not improve them.”
January 25, 2021
Lynch says Tasers for beat Cops an idea worth considering
The Daily News and WINS report on proposal to equip officers with Tasers. “Cops need less-lethal force options to keep violent encounters from spiraling out of control, but politicians keep stripping those tools away ... Tasers are the one tool the [City Council] has embraced," said Lynch.
January 20, 2021
Pat Lynch slams CCRB hearing for already cleared Officer
The PBA president is quoted by the NY Post, Daily News and Newsday: “Police Officer Isaacs has already been acquitted by a jury of his peers and cleared by the NYPD Force Investigation Division. This attempt to take a third bite at the apple has nothing to do with justice. We’re confident that another impartial review of the facts will clear him once again.” See full statement.
January 16, 2021
Pat Lynch says that once again Cops are being asked to help With health issues
The PBA president tells Fox 5 NY News: "It's no surprise that New York City police officers are coming in on their days off to vaccinate our communities. Whenever New Yorkers’ need help and City Hall can’t figure out another solution, the responsibility lands on us. We step up, we get the job done right and we help people — that's what cops do." See full press release.
January 16, 2021
Pat Lynch praises Cuomo for blaming de Blasio, NYPD brass – and not Cops – for protest failures
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Gov. Cuomo acknowledged that police officers did not create New York City’s policing policies — City Hall and 1 Police Plaza did. He acknowledged that those policies are not only driving a wedge between cops and our communities — they are preventing us from keeping those communities safe.”
January 15, 2021
Pat Lynch blames political leaders for response to summer protests
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NY Times, The Chief, Politico, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, News 12 Long Island, News 12 Westchester, WMBC TV, NewsNation, New York 1, PIX 11 TV, WCBS radio, 1010 WINS radio, and NPR radio: “We will say it again: what we witnessed in June was a failure of New York City's leadership. They sent cops out to police unprecedented protests and violent riots with no plan, no strategy and no support.”
January 10, 2021
Pat Lynch says unused FDNY Covid-19 shots should go to NYPD
The NY Post quotes the PBA president: “It’s absurd to keep police officers waiting for the vaccine while there are unused doses available,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said. “If others have passed up the opportunity, let us take it.”
January 7, 2021
Pat Lynch applauds plan to rollout Covid-19 vaccine to NYPD Officers
The PBA president, noting that officers work side-by-side with health care workers in handling people infected with Covid-19, is quoted in articles in Newsday and SI Live and on CBS 2 News, 1010 WINS news, and CBS radio news: "When we respond to emergency scenes or hospital wards," he said, "we need the same vaccine protection."