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John Nuthall


June 6, 2019

PBA President: The facts are clear, exonerate Pantaleo

On the seventh and final day of testimony in P.O. Daniel Pantaleo’s NYPD disciplinary trial, defense attorneys summarized the overwhelming evidence that not only exonerates Pantaleo but dispels nearly five years of politically motivated misinformation about the case.

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:

“From the moment this incident occurred, the facts have been twisted to smear the reputation of not only P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, but every New York City police officer. Anti-police activists have exploited this tragedy and stoked the fires of outrage to further their own political agenda. In the process, they have done serious damage to the partnership between police officers and the communities we protect. In this trial, the facts have been allowed to speak for themselves. If the decision is made on those facts alone — without the pressure of politics and the noise from the street — Pantaleo should be cleared of all charges.”

The facts put forward over the course of the trial correct the distorted narrative of the case in five key areas:


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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.