The NYC PBA’s delegate assembly today unanimously approved resolutions of no confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill, calling for Commissioner O’Neill’s resignation and Mayor de Blasio’s removal by the governor. See copies of the approved resolutions on de Blasio and on O'Neill.
PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said:
“Today’s votes are an unequivocal indictment of our failed leaders in City Hall and 1 Police Plaza. For years, Mayor de Blasio has demonized police officers and undermined our efforts to protect our city. For years, Commissioner O’Neill has cravenly acquiesced to the Mayor and his anti-cop allies. The unjust termination of P.O. Daniel Pantaleo was merely the final straw: both men have displayed an appalling pattern of malfeasance and nonfeasance that disqualifies them from continuing to serve in their current offices. Neither can hope to regain the trust or confidence of New York City police officers. They must resign or be fired.”
The NYC PBA’s nearly 400 delegates are the directly elected precinct- and command-level representatives of nearly 25,000 active NYPD members in the rank of police officers.