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John Nuthall


July 16, 2014

PBA President addresses "Right to Record" police lawsuit

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“This lawsuit is a solution in search of a problem.  We do not debate that people have the right to photograph or video tape police officers in a public place while officers are working.  No one, however, has the right to interfere with police business or jeopardize the safety of our officers, and that includes inciting a crowd or inflaming a conflict. The use of necessary force is always ugly but sometimes unavoidable in policing and some unscrupulous people use that fact against our members for their own purposes.”

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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.