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December 12, 2017

Statement of PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on “Right to Know” bills

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“It is almost unthinkable in our current environment that we would discourage police officers from proactively addressing the threats of crime and terrorism, but that is precisely what the 'Right to Know' bills would accomplish. Yesterday, for the second time in as many months, we were targeted for a terrorist attack. It is only thanks to the continuous, proactive efforts of NYPD members that even greater tragedies have been averted. Unfortunately, even as we face this dangerous reality for our city, there remains — especially from some members of our City Council — a continuous piling on of new burdens and second–guessing for our police officers. Despite the revisions, the 'Right to Know' bills are still harmful pieces of legislation that present a dangerous distraction from the very real threats to our city. We urge the members of the City Council, as well as the Mayor and all our city leaders, to take a strong stand against any such measure that would unquestionably place New Yorkers and police officers in harm’s way.”

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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.