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December 21, 2023

At a press conference ahead of the City Council’s vote on a bill to require police officers to file reports on all Level 1 & 2 encounters, PBA President Patrick Hendry slammed the bill’s impact on overworked police officers and public safety. Coverage on NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, and CBS 2 News.

December 21, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “This is another case that shows the upside-down world in which police officers are working. This individual violently assaulted this police officer, but he is not being prosecuted.Our police officer deserves fairness and due process, but the criminal who assaulted him absolutely should not walk away scot-free.”

December 21, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “We are already thousands of cops short. Response times to critical incidents have already increased by nearly two minutes – that includes shots fired calls, where every second counts. Police officers must be able to focus on responding to calls for service, proactively addressing crime and taking illegal guns off the streets. Instead, these bills will take more cops offline to deal with a mountain of new paperwork.”

December 17, 2023

PBA President Patrick Hendry is quoted in the NY Post.“As long as we have that shield in our pocket, we’re going to help everyone who needs it on the streets, whether it’s stepping in to help a stranger or whether it’s a family member who’s in danger, and that’s what happened in this case. Adeed saw his brother-in-law in danger. He didn’t run the other way. He took police action. He ran toward the situation putting himself at risk and unfortunately, it cost him his life.”

December 14, 2023

Patrick Hendry is interviewed by CBS 2 News.

December 10, 2023

PIX 11 News covers the annual PBA holiday party. "We never forget the families left behind," says Patrick Hendry.

December 4, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, UPI.com, Newsday, and on CBS local and national news, Fox on 10/3 at 10pm and 10/4 at 4:30am, New York 1 on 10/3 at 8pm and 10/4 at 12:30pm, and PIX: "This shows that police officers never know what they're responding to, and what's waiting for them on that scene. This scene was chaos. Multiple victims. A house on fire. And a madman on a rampage. On a mission. I'm thankful that these police officers showed up. How many more victims could there have been if these skilled professional police officers did not show up to the scene?"

November 26, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The workload is a leading factor driving people away from the job. If the NYPD is going to survive these staffing reductions, it cannot just keep squeezing cops for more hours.”

November 18, 2023

New York must keep cops safe to keep the city safe, writes Patrick Hendry in an op/ed published by the New York Post

November 17, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, NY Times, Daily News, Newsdayamny, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, WCBS Radio, and 1010 WINS Radio: "This is truly a disaster for every New Yorker who cares about safe streets. Cops are already stretched to our breaking point, and these cuts will return us to staffing levels we haven’t seen since the crime epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s. We cannot go back there.”

November 17, 2023

Patrick Hendry speaks to Fox 5 News about the outrageous recent assaults on police officers and the release without bail of two criminals who attacked cops in a Bronx subway station.

November 16, 2023

PBA President Patrick Hendry speaks to Fox 5’s Linda Schmidt about the outrageous recent assaults on cops.

November 16, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “We need New Yorkers to start speaking up and demanding real consequences for those who assault cops. Our streets and subways won’t be safe if the cops protecting them aren’t safe.”

November 16, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, New York 1, 1010 WINS Radio, and WCBS Radio: “This is going to turn the NYPD staffing crisis into a public safety disaster. Our police officers are being worked to exhaustion, and 911 response times are already rising. What is going to happen when no reinforcements arrive for months on end? Cutting cops puts New Yorkers at risk, period.”

November 5, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on 1010 WINS“No sane New Yorker supports the release of this barbaric cop-killer. But the parole board does, because they value a murderer’s life more than the life of a hero police officer.” 

November 1, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Newsday, ABC 7 News, New York 1, and WOR radio news: We’re relieved to finally see some justice. We’re not going to celebrate today. The facts were clear as ever in this case. She decided to get behind that wheel after drinking alcohol, doing drugs. … She’s going to prison for a long time. Not long enough.” 

October 31, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “That is silly, that is reaching for straws. She got into that car after drinking … driving at a high rate of speed.”

October 31, 2023

PBA press conference following guilty verdict for killer of P.O. Anastasios Tsakos

October 30, 2023

PBA President Patrick Hendry speaks to the media following closing arguments in the trial of P.O. Anastatsios Tsakos’ killer

October 27, 2023

PBA President Patrick Hendry speaks at the 30th Anniversary LOD Memorial Ceremony for PSA 6 P.O. John Williamson

October 21, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Gothamist, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, News 12 Bronx, PIX 11 News, New York 11010 WINS Radio, WABC Radio, WOR Radio, and WCBS Radio: “We believe that this violent criminal should be behind bars for the rest of his life. No doubt about it. This criminal was on parole, which he shouldn’t have been on parole. He should have been behind bars and he needs to stay behind bars where they will last for the rest of his life.”

October 20, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist and on Fox 5 News: “The department needs to discuss this pilot program with us before rolling it out, because we have serious questions about its impact on our members’ privacy and the fairness of the disciplinary process. New York City police officers are already among the most heavily scrutinized employees in the world. Saddling them with AI surveillance is not going to help with the NYPD’s recruiting woes or record-level attrition." 

October 20, 2023

PBA press conference following sentencing of 41 Precinct shooter.

October 18, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, and on CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, 1010 WINS Radio, WOR Radio and WABC Radio: “Decisions have consequences. And because of her poor decisions, our hero officer will never be able to go home to his family. This individual shouldn’t be able to go home to her family. She at least deserves to be behind bars for a long long long long time.”

October 17, 2023

PBA press conference for opening day of the trial of P.O. Anastasios Tsakos’ killer

October 15, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “The Byrne family doesn’t want this assassin’s empty apology. They want their son and brother back. The Parole Board has proven once again that it cares more about criminals than crime victims, that it has more respect for murderous drug dealers than hero police officers. It’s an absolute disgrace.” 

October 12, 2023

Photos of PBA president with the officers appears in the NY Post. Caption on PBA post on X: “At Jacobi Hospital early this morning with our @NYPDTransit members who were slashed trying to apprehend an unhinged perp who was menacing straphangers with a knife on a Bronx subway platform. Thankful that both cops will be OK.” 

October 11, 2023

PBA President Patrick Hendry speaks at Transit K-9 graduation ceremony

October 6, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “There is a simple reason that assaults on cops are going up. It’s because anti-police activists — many of them on the public payroll — have normalized violent resistance against police officers.” 

October 5, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the SI Live and Newsday:  “There is a simple reason that assaults on cops are going up. It’s because anti-police activists — many of them on the public payroll — have normalized violent resistance against police officers. Charges against criminals who assault cops are frequently downgraded or thrown out, while hard-working cops are having their careers destroyed for using appropriate force to defend themselves or safely make an arrest. Police officers are literally getting beaten up in this environment. It’s another reason that cops are still quitting in droves.” 

October 4, 2023

CBS 2 News and News12 Bronx report on another viral video of an individual resisting arrest, quoting PBA President Patrick Hendry saying ““This is yet another video that doesn’t tell the full story of an incident. The bottom line is that this individual made a choice to fight these police officers rather than complying with their lawful requests. He created this situation, and now anti-police activists are exploiting it to advance their agenda.”

September 26, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “Lawsuits are frequently settled for reasons that have nothing to do with the actions of a specific police officer named in the suit, including cases where city settles rather than fighting a frivolous suit in court. The Legal Aid Society knows the truth, but they don’t care. Their goal is to smear police officers with unproven allegations to help their criminal clients escape justice.” 

September 24, 2023

Street renaming ceremony in honor of former PBA Delegate Thomas Marrinan

September 19, 2023

Street renaming in honor of 32 Pct. P.O. Jason Rivera

September 17, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “When will someone in a position of power step up and say this is wrong? When will our leaders find the moral courage to finally do the right thing and put a stop to it? … We need them (parole commissioners) to realize that the release of a cop-killer isn’t just a slap in the face for police officers. It makes every New Yorker less safe.”

September 11, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “It is going to be impossible for the NYPD to significantly reduce overtime unless it fixes its staffing crisis. We are still thousands of cops short, and we’re struggling to drive crime back to pre-2020 levels without adequate personnel. If City Hall wants to save money without jeopardizing public safety, it needs to invest in keeping experienced cops on the job.”

September 11, 2023

Jon Stewart and P.O. Ken Tietjen Foundation honoring the heroes of 9-11 at the 68 Pct.

September 9, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “The family wanted closure and they still want closure. They want this trial because they want justice. We are going to pack this courtroom, to be there for this family that is going to have to relive the pain each and every day.”

September 6, 2023

The PBA president is quoted on Fox 5 News, New York 1, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, and in the NY Times, NY Post and Gothamist: “We have serious concerns about its impact on the safety of police officers and all New Yorkers in future situations involving coordinated violent actions. Once again, police officers on the street are being left to bear all the burden of so-called ‘solutions’ to problems we didn’t create, while the real causes of the chaos remain unaddressed.”

September 2, 2023

The PBA president is quoted on NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News ABC 7 News, 1010 WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, and in the NY Post : “When our officers ID themselves, why do these individuals think they can just take a gun from the New York City police officer? Why did they think they can kill a New York City police officer? Why do they think they had no fear to attack the New York City police officer?” 

September 1, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: "This hate-filled individual was on a mission to kill cops. It’s only through the grace of God and the skill of our police officers that he did not succeed. He must never set foot outside of prison walls again.” 

September 1, 2023

PBA press conference following hospital walkout of our injured 81 Pct. brother

August 31, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily NewsGothamist, PIX 11 News, Fox 5 News, News 12 Bronx, New York 1, and 1010 WINS Radio: “We’re thankful that our brother is going to recover, but this incident highlights the dangerous environment on our streets, not just for police officers but for all New Yorkers. These two repeat offenders didn’t think twice about attacking a cop and trying to grab his gun. What will happen if our dysfunctional justice system spits them back out onto the streets again?” 

August 22, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the Post's editorial: “This career criminal is living proof that when you release a cold-blooded killer from prison, he can and will kill again.” 

August 20, 2023

The Daily News and WCBS880 report on PBA President Patrick Hendry’s statement that the NYPD’s Early Intervention Program “cannot coexist” with the Department’s push for proactive policing. “The brass keeps pushing for more enforcement activity,” Hendry said. “But it’s the cop on the street who will land under the microscope for carrying it out."

August 19, 2023

The PBA president is quoted and the Parole Board hearing covered in the NY Post, Daily News, and on NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, News 12 Westchester, 1010 WINS Radio, and WCBS Radio: “This should be an open and shut case for the Parole Board. This career criminal is living proof that when you release a cold-blooded killer from prison he can and will kill again…Some of the most heinous assassins (of New York City police officers) are now walking the streets. This doesn’t just affect the families of fallen officers — it’s dangerous for every New Yorker.”

August 12, 2023

ABC 7 News covers the funeral of P.O. Alexis Martinez, including an interview with PBA Patrick Hendry.

July 28, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “No matter how this case proceeds, it must deliver justice for our hero brother and his family."  

July 27, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News and on WCBS radio news: “All cop-killer paroles are infuriating. But this one is especially outrageous considering the shockwaves this crime sent through this precinct, the NYPD, the city and nation…When Eddie Byrne was assassinated, it galvanized cops and the community to work together to take our streets back from these violent drug gangs. That was Eddie Byrne’s legacy, and the insane Parole Board is tearing it to shreds.” 

July 20, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, and on NBC 4 News, New York 1, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, WABC Radio, WCBS Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, and WOR Radio: “DA Bragg is not on your side. He's on the side of the repeat offenders and you need to close your doors, you cannot try to remove someone from your store, you cannot try to remove a shoplifter from your store, a disorderly from your store because you will be arrested. And when you call 911 for that police officer to protect you, that police officer will be arrested and will be indicted."

July 18, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday and on New York 1, WABC radio, 1010 WINS radio, and WOR radio: ”We know he knows what New York City police officers are going through right now and that strong leadership is needed to reverse the current staffing crisis.” 

July 16, 2023

On 1010 WINS and CBS 880, Patrick Hendry describes the policy change the PBA negotiated with CCRB that allows cops to view all relevant video evidence with their attorneys prior to questioning.

July 16, 2023

The PBA president tells the NY Post: “The NYPD’s best recruiting tool has always been word of mouth.  But right now the word is, ‘Stay away.’” 

July 9, 2023

The PBA president tells the NY Post: “Cops are being squeezed from every direction. They are working inhumane amounts of forced overtime. The brass is pushing for more enforcement, while the police-oversight complex is pushing to ruin more cops’ careers.” 

July 7, 2023

The PBA president tells the NY Post: “No wonder the City Council spends more time tormenting police officers than helping us stop violent crime — just look at the hardcore cop-haters on their team, Hendry said in a statement to The Post. This hate-filled individual who called for more attacks on police officers should be investigated and fired, but we know that won’t happen because the City Council only believes in ‘accountability’ for cops.” 

July 6, 2023

Coverage of the solemn memorial ceremony at the 46 Pct. to mark the 6th anniversary of P.O. Miosotis Familia’s assassination in the line of duty appeared on NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, and Telemundo.

July 3, 2023

The PBA president tells the NY Post: “The City Council needs to stop. Stop burying cops under paperwork and the NYPD under useless reporting requirements. Stop empowering the overlapping oversight regimes to crush cops’ careers just to fuel their anti-police narrative.” 

July 2, 2023

The PBA president tells the Post: “If they want our police officers to be active on the streets and do our jobs, which we believe is impossible right now, they have to change what’s going on and have to change the atmosphere…The laws have to change and we have to start supporting police officers.” 

June 8, 2023

The PBA president is quoted by CBS 2 News: "If the NYPD wants to fix its staffing crisis, it needs to address all of the factors that are driving recruits and talented cops away. We are continuing to lose too many members to other policing jobs where they face less grueling working conditions, less second-guessing and have significantly better pay and benefits.” 

June 4, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “While a majority of PBA members still reside in the five boroughs, the percentage has been falling for years because our members can’t afford to live in the city we protect. The NYPD is still in the grip of a short-staffing emergency. Narrowing the recruiting pool will only make it worse.” 

May 6, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in cbsnews.com: "Yet another societal problem has landed in New York City police officers' laps, and the 'solution' is terrible for everyone involved. It is a significant security risk to house civilians in an active, working police facility, which means a large contingent of police officers will need to be posted there for both the safety of the migrants and the security of the building. It's a waste of resources and a frankly inhumane arrangement. This decision needs to be rethought." 

May 4, 2023

The PBA president is quoted on ABC 7 News, WINS radio, and in amny, WINS and “You’re standing here at roll call today at a historic moment. Years from now the pictures that are being taken will be looked at—that’s one of the days when the NYPD changed. This took a long time to get to, many folks said no. Most administrations wouldn’t even talk about it. This administration would. This commissioner said yes. This Commissioner sat at the table and helped us figure it out. Because she understood it.” 

May 1, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “It’s ironic that the NYPD claims to be caring for police officers’ ‘wellness and professional development’ with Orwellian thought-crime programs that negatively impact their careers. If doing the job by the book won’t save a cop from being put through the wringer, many will decide to quit the job altogether. The NYPD cannot afford to continue driving talented cops away to other, less stressful policing jobs.” 

April 25, 2023

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “I want to thank each and every one of you who cast your ballot in support of this contract. The record-breaking vote proves our union’s strength and solidarity.” 



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