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December 30, 2020

The PBA president is quoted in articles in the NY Post, Newsday, and on Fox 5 News, New York 1, PIX 11 News, ABC 7 News, and 1010 WINS Radio blaming politicians for “bureaucratic gymnastics…. New York City police officers aren’t just on the front line. We cover every part of the front line: from hospitals and housing complexes to the corner store. We are continuing to press for vaccines to be made available to police officers as soon as possible." See full press release.

December 25, 2020

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, NY Times, New York 1,, and CBS radio news: “Why does a perp feel bold enough to shoot at a police officer? That’s the question we have to ask and we have to answer. There’s a number of reasons this is happening. Lack of support on the street, defunding the police, bail reform, lack of prosecution. That’s why this is happening.” 

December 19, 2020

CBS 2 News reports that Intelligence Bureau circulates memo warning of continuing danger to current and former members, especially in NYC. See Lynch's full statement in response to threat.

December 19, 2020

Pat Lynch says the DOI report confirms what police officers knew on the first night of riots: our city leaders sent us out with no plan, no strategy and no support to deal with unrest that was fundamentally different from any of the thousands of demonstrations that police officers successfully protect every single year. See reports on ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, CBS 2 News, News 12 Long Island, WCMH (NBC)1010 WINS RadioWABC Radio and in the NY Post, Newsday, NY Times, and the Times Union.

December 16, 2020

An article in the NY Post quotes the PBA president: “We continue to lose trained, experienced police officers to Nassau County and other departments where they can earn up to 70 percent more,” said Lynch in a statement. “It’s yet another sign that New York City politicians don’t really care about improving policing in this city. What they want is fewer cops on streets, and their refusal to pay us a fair-market wage is getting them exactly that.”

December 15, 2020

An article in the NY Post quotes the PBA president: “Our first big winter storm is about to hit, and we still have nearly 4,000 New Yorkers sleeping on the streets,” noted Lynch. “What is Council Member Levin’s plan to help them, other than telling cops we can’t help?” 

December 8, 2020

Articles in the NY Post, Newsday, and SI Live quote Pat Lynch: "Our heart breaks for the entire Byrne family, a family that has already endured too much," said Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch in a statement. "Commissioner Byrne was a good friend and fierce fighter, especially when it came to his hero brother’s memory.

December 5, 2020

An article in Newsday quotes the PBA president: "The mayor rolled out his cop-free anti-violence plan more than five months ago," he said. "These latest horrifying stats show that it isn’t working. New Yorkers need to hold him and all elected officials accountable for the bloodshed." 

December 4, 2020

An article in the NY Post quotes the PBA president:  “Like so many other issues, homeless outreach landed in cops’ laps because the politicians had no other plan to solve the problem. Now they’re taking responsibilities and resources away from the NYPD, but they still don’t have a plan.” 

November 27, 2020

New York 1 and WCBS radio report on the return of Officers Christopher Wells and Joseph Murphy to their families in time for Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2020

Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, OAN, and WABC Radio cover Pat Lynch speaking at the hospital after two officers are shot. 

November 24, 2020

Pat Lynch speaks at Jamaica Hospital after two 105 Pct. members were shot and injured while trying to help a domestic violence victim. Watch video of his remarks.

November 12, 2020

In an op-ed in the Empire Report, Pat Lynch calls for moderate Democrats to stand up, say no, and vote no to bad public safety policies and their deafening silence while police officers were being attacked and demonized.

November 11, 2020

Articles in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, and the Gothamist and reports on ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, and Fox 5 News quote the PBA president: "Police officers know that we cannot single-handedly solve our city's mental health disaster, but this plan will not do that, either," PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement. "It will undoubtedly put our already overtaxed EMS colleagues in dangerous situations without police support.”

November 5, 2020

Pat Lynch says on PIX 11 TV and WCBS news radio that election results in New York state show popular rejection of the anti-police views of Democrats' radical left wing.

October 30, 2020

Articles in Newsday and and a report on CBS 2 News quote the PBA president: “Chief Holmes' entire family embodies the NYPD's proudest traditions, so she understands better than anybody how our work and traditions are being undermined and attacked."

October 29, 2020

Pat Lynch blames resignation of PO Francisco Garcia on half-baked public health policies. See coverage on Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, 1010 WINS Radio, and in News, Post, and Gothamist. See press release here.

October 27, 2020

On multiple outlets, Spectrum News shows Pat Lynch discussing what is wrong with the new bail law, and what should be done.

October 26, 2020

In an op-ed in the NY Post, Pat Lynch defends PBA members against baseless attacks that they can't be trusted to protect voter's rights impartially.

October 16, 2020

Pat Lynch calls for the public to join WABC radio's "Back the Blue" campaign.

October 15, 2020

On ABC TV News, Pat Lynch blames City Hall inteference for Chief Pichardo's retirement.

October 4, 2020

An article in the NY Post quotes Pat Lynch praising the councilman for sponsoring a new law: “He knows a few tweaks won’t fix it.” 

September 25, 2020

Click here to view the interview with Pat Lynch on Newsmax .

September 24, 2020

Coverage continues on planned cop-killer release, including interviews with PO Piagentini's widow, Diane. See CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, News 12 Long Island,, PIX 11 News and WCBS Radio.

September 23, 2020

An article in the NY Post quotes Pat Lynch: “Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature have spent years torturing crime victims, especially the hero families of fallen police officers. They knew that changing the parole guidelines would unleash more vicious killers like Anthony Bottom back onto our streets.” See more coverage on PIX 11 TV, and WINS and WCBS radio.

September 18, 2020

Appeals Court blocks release of Police personnel records. See CBS 2 news and WINS radio news.