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John Nuthall


February 9, 2006

Statement on the grant of a temporary restraining order that will require the NYPD to provide personnel records to prospective employers

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“The city can’t hire enough police officers and can’t honestly keep the ones they have from leaving for better opportunities, so they resort to underhanded tactics like refusing to share personnel information. It’s really very simple. The best people go to the highest bidder and New York City is not competitive in police pay. Fix it, or the NYPD will wind up with nothing but people who had no other options than to become NYPD cops and that will not serve the city well for the future. It is a pity that it had to take a Supreme Court Judge’s ruling to make the NYPD do what is right.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.