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John Nuthall


January 10, 2014

PBA will continue to challenge Community Safety Act legislation and federal court decision

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“Our opposition to this legislation has been and continues to be that it penalizes our members (NYC police officers) and the public rather than those who fashioned the misguided policies.  With new leadership in City Hall and new management in 1 Police Plaza we believe that the numbers-driven policies that led to the imposition of quotas on our members for police activities like summonses and stop, question and frisk will be replaced with policies that allow for the proper use of these important law enforcement tools, eliminating the need for draconian laws and judicial remedies. Given recent changes in the administration, which has committed to address these issues, people with continuing concerns should direct them to the new administration.  As long as these laws — which have been characterized by civil libertarians as ‘absurd’ — remain in effect, this union has no other choice but to continue to oppose them through every legal means available to protect our members.”

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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.