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John Nuthall


February 8, 2024

Statement on protest case decision

PBA President Patrick Hendry said: 

“The next time a peaceful protest is hijacked by rioters, the next time our roads, bridges or subways are shut down by agitators, New Yorkers should remember that their city chose to encourage these disruptions by signing onto this misguided settlement. The city and plaintiffs now claim that the settlement agreement does not mean what it says — that the NYPD actually has additional flexibility to protect police officers and the public, including by starting a protest response at a higher tier. We will take them at their word and hold them to it. If the NYPD is unable to prevent future demonstrations from devolving into chaos, the parties who signed onto this settlement must bear the blame.”

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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.