PBA in the News
Archive 2017

Since being elected president of the PBA, Pat Lynch has done thousands of interviews in an effort to promote issues of importance to every police officer in New York City.

Listed below you will find a partial chronological listing of stories in which Pat Lynch speaks on your behalf or where the PBA is an important part of the story. In many cases, you can actually see or hear a television or radio story simply by clicking on the station designation.

More print and video news stories can be found listed by year: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002. See also full indexes of articles, video and audio listed by individual news organization. Stories from 2001 and earlier can only be found under individual news organizations. See also collected Op-Eds and Letters by Pat Lynch.

Dec. 23, 2017 The Chief Leader reports on the PBA's "Truth Squad" that followed de Blasio to Iowa to warn against believing his support for unions. They also report on the sentencing of Demetrius Blackwell for the murder of PO Brian Moore and finally a report on the passage of two anti-police bills Pat Lynch says the Council put politics before public safety.
Dec. 20, 2017 A team from the PBA followed de Blasio to Iowa to warn the nation that his support for unionism is all talk and no action.  Reports appeared in and on: Daily News, NY 1 News; News radio 880; 1010 WINS radio; NPR; ABC 7 TV; NBC 4 TV; WOR radio; PIX 11 News, CBS web, NY Times, Daily Beast, NY Magazine, Observer, Newsday, Breitbart, and Quad City Times

Coverage of the sentencing to life without parole of PO Brian Moore’s killer was covered by: Daily News, the Post, Newsday, SI Advance, NY1 TV News, WINS radio and Regina Leader Post

Coverage of the PBA’s objections to the passing of anti-police bills by the City Council was covered by: New York 1, PIX 11 News, Daily News and Newsday.

Dec. 19, 2017 The Times, the Post and the Daily News report on the PBA’s plans to highlight de Blasio’s anti-labor record — including offering police officers 42 months of zero raises — during his appearance at a political event in Des Moines, Iowa. Reports also appeared on NY1 News, ABC 7 News and WINS and WNYC Radio.

Newsday and WCBS Radio report on the upcoming sentencing of the cop-killer who murdered P.O. Brian Moore.

A New York Post story about the City Council's movement of the "Right to Know Act" highlights the PBA's continued opposition to the bills, including the Pat Lynch's statement that the PBA had zero input into the revisions to the bills.  Read the full statement here.

Dec. 16, 2017 The PBA's tradition of caring for families in need continues with donations of toys in Far Rockaway and Brownsville and the sponsoring of a holiday dinner for families living in shelters in conjunction with the Crown Heights Youth Collective.  Stories appeared on NY 1 News and in Newsday.  Read the press release here.
Dec. 13, 2017 Pat Lynch hammers the City Council’s revisions to two additional police oversight bills calling them dangerous for discouraging pro-active policing that fights terrorism.  See the Daily News, Post, AM New York, Observer and New York 1 TV News, Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
Dec. 10, 2017 The Daily News, the New York Post and ABC 7 News TV report on the PBA‘s annual holiday party for the families of the fallen.
Dec. 6, 2017 In an op-ed piece published by the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch takes Mayor de Blasio’s hypocritical “support” of unions to task.
Nov. 30, 2017 Chief Leader: PERB Mediator appointed as last step before arbitration.  Union is not concerned that no other unions have settled in this round.
Nov. 29, 2017 The State, at the PBA’s urging, has appointed a Mediator in an effort to arrive at terms of a contract for our police officers.  Reports appeared in: Daily News; NY Post and AM New York.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
Nov. 21, 2017 Pat Lynch hammers the management of Brooklyn College for failing to support NYC police officers when students call for a ban of cops on campus.  Stories appeared in: NY Post; College and University and an editorial appeared in the NY Post.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
Nov. 14, 2017

The Chief Leader reports the conviction of the killer of PO Brian Moore and the acquittal of PO Wayne Isaacs.

Nov. 10, 2017 The media reports on the verdict in the trial of P.O. Brian Moore's killer, who was found guilty on all counts.  NY1 News carried the press conference with the Moore family and Pat Lynch live. Reports also appeared on NY1 News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Long Island, 1010 WINS radio, WABC radio, WOR radio, WCBS radio and in the Post, the Daily News, Newsday, the Times, and the Albany Times-Union.

Line-of-duty Widow Kathleen Murray Moran, wife of fallen P.O. Brian Murray, appeared on Fox 5 News Morning to discuss her new memoir "Life Detonated" about the aftermath of her husband's death while defusing a terrorist bomb on September 11, 1976.

Nov. 9, 2017 The Daily News reports the Transit Bureau’s intention of returning to solo patrols. Pat Lynch is quoted saying “there has never been a time when it was more urgent for police officers to patrol in pairs particularly in the subway…“ Read Lynch‘s entire statement.  

Media reports on jury deliberations in the murder of police officer Brian Moore. Reports appear in: New York 1, NBC 4, WINS, Newsday, Daily News, New York Times, and the New York Post.

Nov. 8, 2017 As the jury heads in to deliberate its verdict for the killer of P.O. Brian Moore, Pat Lynch told reporters that there is no doubt "that this jackal should stay behind bars forever." See PBA-recorded video of his remarks.
Nov. 7, 2017 PO Wayne Isaacs is acquitted of all charges in a “road rage” incident where he was attacked, struck and had his life threatened by motorist with a long criminal record.  Pat Lynch called the verdict “proper and just” (see full release) while noting police officers have to react to dangerous situations on duty and off.  Reports appeared in:  Fox 5 TV; WNYC radio; NY Times, Daily News. NY Post, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, AMNY, Times Union.

The Chief Leader praises PO Ryan Nash and his fellow officers for their role in stopping the horrific terrorist attack on the West side of Manhattan last week.

Nov. 3, 2017 Praise for the work by the team of officers who stopped the terrorist attack continues to roll in.  Stories appeared in: The Chief Leader; Gothamist and the Hindustan Times.  The story has been picked up internationally.
Nov. 2, 2017 PBA president Pat Lynch issued a statement to all news media praising the courageous work by a team of four officers who played a critical role in stopping the terrorist attack in downtown Manhattan. Read the entire statement here.  Reports praising the officers appeared in: NY Times; PIX 11 News; ABC 7 News; Daily News; Newsday; CETUSNews (a reprint of the Wall Street Journal story); Times Union; NY Post and the Voice of America.
Oct. 31, 2017 The Chief Leader reports: PBA president’s support of Gov. Cuomo’s call for better enforcement on the subway; Lynch’s take on new evaluation protocols from the Federal Monitor; and his comments on the first day of the murder trial in the killing of PO Brian Moore.
Oct. 25, 2017 Pat Lynch hammers elected officials who complain about quality of life issues and then make policy preventing police from addressing those problems.  He is quoted in stories about homeless on the subway in: NY Times: CBS 2 News and Fox 5 News.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
Oct. 21, 2017 The Chief Leader reports on the City's demands of 42 months of zeros for the next police officer's contract.

Reports regarding the start of the murder trial in the killing of police officer Brian Moore appeared in the Daily News, Post, Newsday, DNAinfo, ABC 7, CBS 2 morning and evening reports, News 12 Long Island, New York 1, WCBS radio, and WINS radio.

Oct. 20, 2017 Speaking to reporters outside of Queens criminal court before the start of the trial of the killer of P.O. Brian Moore, Pat Lynch said that New York City police officers would be there through every step of the process to see the cop-killer face justice. During a break in the trial, Lynch slammed the "insulting" excuses offered by the defense, including their claim that the cop-killer's epilepsy caused him to murder P.O. Moore in cold blood.
Oct. 12, 2017 NY 1 news reports on the PBA's and various other unions' positions in the upcoming Mayoral election.
Oct. 8, 2017 This week's edition of The Chief Leader reports on the following stories:  NYPD denies slowdown after police assassinations; NYPD helping in PR; PO sues Blake; active shooter training must include hotels, etc.; school metal detectors are case by case; EMS fights for 9/11 disability; and NYPD promotions.
Oct. 3, 2017 The Chief Leader reports the following stories in this week’s edition:  Black Detectives sue NYPD claiming bias in promotions; cop arrested as pimp is sentenced; local TWU president goes national; Supreme Court to hear agency fee case — unions concerned; Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, who is supported by the PBA,  is being treated unfairly.
Sept. 29, 2017 Pat Lynch’s call made in the year 2000 for a boycott of Springsteen shows — following the release of the song “American Skin, 41 shots” — popped up again in an analysis of minority protests published today in the magazine “The Week”.

The Long Island Herald ran a story about future Eagle Scout, Conor Lynch, who won a scholarship and credited his uncle Pat of the PBA for being his inspiration to study law enforcement, politics and to serve the community.

Sept. 27, 2017 Pat Lynch called for a Bronx Supreme Court Judge to be held accountable for “extraordinarily poor judgment” for releasing a man arrested with a bag full of gun and knives on to the streets who later shot a Yonkers Police Officer.  The injured officer, Kayla Maher, is the daughter of a retired NYPD Sergeant.  She is expected to fully recover. See Daily News and PBA press release.
Sept. 26, 2017 The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the anti-police John Jay College adjunct professor who tweeted about teaching “…future dead cops.”  They also report on the SBA’s representation of a member in the deadly shooting of an EDP; Pat Lynch’s participation in a rally for striking cable workers; and they editorialize on the topic of releasing police disciplinary records to the public.
Sept. 19, 2017 The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s objection to the release of body cam footage; John Jay College adjunct professor who made the “…future dead cops”  comment; the CCRB’s premature finding in the Garner case; the long-shot candidacy of Sal Albanese for Mayor; heroic Sergeants honored by the SBA and a story about support given to Sgt. Tuozzolo’s widow and family.

The City Journal published the most fact-based and logical analysis of the Garner incident written to date.

Sept. 18, 2017 The controversy over an Antifa professor who tweeted about teaching “future dead cops” continues to travel around the globe along with Pat Lynch’s call for his immediate firing.  Stories appeared in: NY Post; Police One News; the Ottawa Citizen (Canada); the North African Business News Vine (Africa); Modern Survival Living and on AM 1510 – The Revolution, Boston MA.
Sept. 17, 2017 Pat Lynch's response (read the press release) to Michael Isaacson's explanation about "teaching future dead cops" generated another round of national news most of which include Lynch's call for Isaacson's immediate firing.  Reports appeared in: Daily News; Newsday; NBC NY; Australian News; College and University News # 1; True Viral News; College and University News #2; Conservative Firing Line: Pressfrom.com; Georgia Newsday; PilotOnline.com.  Here is a sample of TV and radio news about the story (there were far too many to list in this report): WOR radio; WLW AM Cincinnati, Ohio; AM 570 radio; Fox 5 News.
Sept. 16, 2017 PBA President Pat Lynch called for the immediate firing of anti-police Professor Michael Isaacson of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Stories ran in the Daily News; New York Post; the Washington Times; Independent Journal Review; Breitbart; the World News; The Jewish Daily Forward: EZSPK.co.uk; PJ Media: Police Magazine; Public Now; One News Page;  EveryJoe; CBS Radio; WJRM Detroit (on the syndicated Michael Savage show which is heard across the nation): NBC 4 TV.

City and State reported the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association contribution to politicians who won their primaries.

Sept. 15, 2017 PBA president Pat Lynch is vehement in his opposition of the release by the department of body cam footage of a police involved shooting of a man with a knife and simulated gun.  Reports were published in: NY Times, NY Daily News; NY Post; NTD-TV; Reuters; International Business Times; Gothamist; The Mirror UK.  Broadcast media reported the story on: WINS; NBC 4; ABC 7; FOX 5; PIX 11; NY 1 News.

The Chief Leader reports on the premature decision by CCRB to charge an officer in the Garner case before interviewing those involved.

Sept. 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports on the rising number of 9/11-linked cancers ravaging first responders.

In a Chief-Leader story about the turmoil at CCRB, the Chief-Leader quotes Pat Lynch's criticism of the board's recent proposal to stop including complainant's rap sheets in case files, calling it one more example of the anti-police bias that has "always infected the supposedly impartial CCRB."  Read full quote.

Sept. 2, 2017 The Chief Leader reports on the naming of the PBA's Person of the Year while the Daily News reports on the CCRB's continued anti-police bias, quoting Pat Lynch.
Aug. 29, 2017 The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s endorsements in races for the City Council.
Aug. 23, 2017 The Daily News reports on the PBA's filing for impasse in its negotiations with the City, and quotes Pat Lynch saying that the union would prefer to reach another negotiated settlement, but the City has refused to engage in any meaningful discussion.  See full statement.
Aug. 15, 2017 The Chief Leader published Pat Lynch’s response to the Chief’s editorial “Union Sound and Fury” which resulted from the PBA’s exposing the collusion between the city and the Uniformed Superior Officer’s Coalition. (See the original story.)
Aug. 11, 2017 Responding to an EDP call, PO Hart Nguyen of the 75 was hit by three rounds, two in the vest and one in the arm.  Reports appeared in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Post; Times Union; Gothamist and AM NY

Endorsements for 11 City Council race were reported by the Staten Island Advance and PublicNow.

Aug. 10, 2017 Following the PBA’s accusations regarding collusion between the Uniformed Superior Officer’s Coalition and the city to artificially hold down PBA members pay (read the story here), the Chief Leader editorializes on the issue. 

Politico reports on the PBA’s choices (read press release) for upcoming City Council races.

Aug. 4, 2017 The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s allegation of collusion by the Uniformed Superior Officers Coalition to artificially hold down the salaries of NYC police officers.
July 27, 2017 In a NY Daily News story, Pat Lynch called a bill to render rent subsidies to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, “…a good first step towards repaying our sacred debt to the families of the fallen.”
July 25, 2017 Watch the full video or excerpts from the PBA Tier 3 Pension Seminar containing a detailed explanation of the Tier 3 Enhanced plan.
July 24, 2017 The Wall Street Journal and WCBS radio report on the PBA's plans to endorse candidates who will speak up and defend police officers in this year's City Council races. See PBA press release.
July 22, 2017 In a report published by Newsday, Pat Lynch praises the heroism of PO Robert Summers at the officer's funeral.  Summers died from 9/11 exposure related kidney cancer. 
July 21, 2017 In a Daily News article, Pat Lynch praises PO Robert Summers’ heroic actions during and after the attack on the WTC and for his courage in fighting the cancer which ultimately took his life.

The Post praises two Queens police officers for saving a woman and her grandchild from a smokey fire in Ozone Park.

July 20, 2017 PBA board officers, delegates and members turned out to thank Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature for taking action to protect New York City police officers during a ceremonial bill signing for the Tier 3 disability enhancements enacted during this past legislative session. See photos on Facebook and PBA-recorded video of the event.
July 17, 2017

NY1 News and News 12 Bronx report on the Brooklyn Cyclones honoring the family of P.O. Miosotis Familia during their NYPD Appreciation Night.  First Vice President John Puglissi told reporters that the event shows how the NYPD family has come together to support P.O. Familia's family following her death.

WABC radio host Larry Mendte addresses the call made by PBA president Pat Lynch for the demotion or removal from the criminal court bench of Judge Lauren “Let’em Loose Lauren” Bailey-Schifmann.  She released a homicidal/suicidal EDP who attacked a police officer, tried to take the officer’s weapon and admitted to detectives that he would have “killed all the cops” had he succeeded in getting the gun.

July 15, 2017 The Post reports on the PBA's letter to state court administrators demanding that Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman be demoted from presiding over criminal cases after she released without bail a mentally unstable man who attacked and attempted to disarm a 83 Pct member. Read the letter here.
July 13, 2017

Reports continue to appear about police officers turning their backs on the Mayor during the funeral for PO Familia.  Stories appeared on: Fox 5 news, WINS and in the Daily News and Newsday

News 12 the Bronx reported on a vigil in memory of PO Familia held at the 49 Pct.

July 12, 2017

To satisfy many interview requests on various topics including the impact of PO Miosotis Familia’s murder, de Blasio’s trip to Germany and the turnout for the funeral, Pat Lynch spoke to reporters before the funeral.  Stories ran on:  WWLP Springfield Mass.; WGEM Quincy Mass.; KJRH Tulsa Oklahoma; WINS radio; WDBO radio Orlando Fla.; WABC radio Imus in the Morning program; WOR radio John Gambling show; AM 970 radio Piscopo in the Morning show. 

Print coverage (some paper ran several stories) of PO Familia’s funeral appeared in: Times; Daily News; Newsday; Post; Post; Times; Newsday.  Reports of MOS turning their backs ran in Daily News and the Post.  Broadcast coverage of the funeral ran on: NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; News 4 NY; Fox 5 news; ABC 7 news; PIX 11 news; News 12 the Bronx; WNC8 Washington DC; CBS radio; WINS radio and WOR Mike Gallagher Show.  

July 11, 2017 Newsday and the Post covered the wake of P.O. Miosotis Familia.

In a story about three separate threats to kill police officers in the past week, the Daily News reports the PBA's outrage at a judge who released one of the individuals without bail.

The Daily News, Politico and the Times report the PBA's criticism of de Blasio's trip to Germany the day after P.O. Familia's death.

The Chief-Leader reports on P.O. Familia's death and the Department's hardening of vehicles.

The Times also published a retrospective on Transit PD P.O. Irma Lozada, the first female NYC police officer killed in the line of duty.

In an interview this morning on Fox & Friends, Pat Lynch blasted Brooklyn Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman for releasing a mentally unstable man who assaulted one police officer and threatened to kill others. He also praised fallen P.O. Miosotis Familia on the day of her funeral in the Bronx.
July 10, 2017 In interviews with NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News; and ABC 7 News, Pat Lynch blasted Brooklyn Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman for releasing a mentally unstable man who said he wanted to kill police officers after he assaulted and attempted to disarm an 83 Pct. member. See full PBA recordings of the CBS 2 and NBC4/PIX11 interviews.

ABC 7 News covered the wake for fallen hero P.O. Miosotis Familia.

Lynch also criticized Mayor de Blasio for taking a last-minute trip to Germany the day after P.O. Familia's death in interviews that aired on NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

The Daily News, Breitbart, and ABC 7 TV news report Pat Lynch’s outrage over a homicidal/suicidal EDP who attacked a police officer and attempted to get the officer’s weapon who was released by a judge.  See press release.

New York 1 News reports on the memorial on the10th Anniversary of the death of hero officer Russel Timoshenko.  Members of the 71 Pct. were joined by Lynch and the PC.

July 9, 2017 Hundreds attend a vigil for fallen police officer Miosotis Familia outside the 46 Pct..  Pat Lynch spoke briefly at the vigil.  Stories ran in: Newsday; WOR radio; WINS radio; Post; CBS 2 TV; ABC 7 TV; Wall Street Journal; Daily News; PIX 11 TV; Fox 5 TV.

In a NY Post story about de Blasio missing the vigil to protest Trump at the G20 summit in Germany, Pat Lynch is quoted saying "no one in uniform is surprised."

July 7, 2017 Additional follow up stories regarding the cold-blooded murder of PO Miosotis Familia were broadcast on: NPR radio; News 12 NJ; ABC 7 news; PIX11 news. Print stories (several in the same paper) appeared in: Post; Post; Post; Gothamist; Newsday; Daily News; Daily News; Post; Times; ;Daily News: Post;  Newsday; Daily News.  Stories about hardening vehicles against bullets appeared in: Newsday; Times Union; Daily News; Post.
July 6, 2017 Print media publishes follow up reports on the murder of PO Familia.  Stories appeared in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Times; Newsday; Post: USA Today; Daily News; Wall Street Journal; Times; Post; SI Advance; CNN; Newsday; Washington Post; and the Times.  Print editorials and opinion pieces appeared in: Post; Post; Daily News; Post.  Television reports appeared on News 12 Bronx; NBC 4; ABC 7: Fox 5; CBS 2; PIX 11.
July 5, 2017 The city mourns the assassination of Police Officer Miosotis Familia in the Bronx.  The entire news conference announcing the assaulted was carried on Spectrum News (formerly New York 1 News).  Stories were also broadcast on CBS 2 news; PIX 11 news; NBC 4 news; WINS and WCBS radio.  The tragedy was also covered by the following print media: Times; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Post; Gothamist; Daily News; Post (second story) and UPI

The Post also reported a story about a cop-killer who seeks to be released from the restriction of parole in the murder of PO David Guttenberg.  Pat Lynch was quoted saying: Lifting parole supervision “would be an outrageously irresponsible act that puts all the citizens of this city, police officers and the family of deceased Police Officer David Guttenberg at unnecessary risk.”

June 20, 2017 In an article about the indictment of a 15 year old as an adult in the dragging of PO Veve, the Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch saying “As Dalsh Veve, a dedicated and beloved police officer, lies in a hospital bed with his fellow officers vigilantly standing watch, we will do everything in our power to ensure that this dirtbag never has the opportunity to harm another NYC police officer or citizen again.”
June 17, 2017 Fifteen-year-old Justin Morrell is charged as an adult in the attempted murder of PO Dalsh Veve.  Reports appeared in: Post; News 12 Brooklyn; Daily News; ABC 7 News (June 16 and June 17); NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; NY Times; Newsday. See also PBA press release.
June 11, 2017 The PBA commissioned an environmental test at the 23 Pct. when an MOS was found to have Legionnaires disease.  The PBA's action was reported by The Post and WINS and WCBS radio.  Other reports appeared in: Newsday, Daily News, NBC 4 TV, Fox 5 TV, ABC 7 TV, New York 1 TV, News 12 TV.
June 6, 2017 Follow up stories about the critical injuries to hero Police Officer Dalsh Veve include Pat Lynch’s call to charge the 15-year-old career-criminal as an adult and justifies charges against his two companions.  Stories appeared in:  NY Post, New York 1 News; News radio 880, PIX 11 News, ABC 770 radio, Daily News, Fox 5 News, NY Post, NY Times, Newsday.  See Pat Lynch's full statement.

Pat Lynch’s statement “We are still waiting for our elected leaders to do something, anything, to rein in the dysfunctional and out-of-control CCRB”  regarding misconduct by the newly appointed CCRB director is reported in the Chief Leader.

June 5, 2017 Reports about PO Dalsh Veve being dragged and critically injured in Brooklyn while responding to a shots fired call appeared in:  NY Times, ABC 7 News, News 12 Bronx, UPI, Newsday, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, NY Post, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, and the SI Advance.
May 21, 2017 In the NY Post, Pat Lynch explains the working relationship NYC police officers have with State Troopers as he credits Gov. Cuomo for his response during the Times Square tragedy.
May 19, 2017 In support of both the NYPD Hispanic Society and the Ramos Foundation, the PBA will support the boycott of the Puerto Rican Day Parade which is honoring a founding member of the FALN terror group.  The FALN is responsible for nearly 100 bombings, some of which targeted and seriously injured NYC police officers.  Stories were reported in: the Daily News; DNAinfo; PublicNow.com; NY 1 News, WNYC radio news and the NY Post.  The Post also reports on Gov. Cuomo’s indecision regarding marching in the parade or not.
May 17, 2017 The NY Post reports the start of the PO Brian Moore murder trial and CBS 2 TV news reports that a candidate for Mayor cited the PBA’s member’s survey as evidence of dissatisfaction with Mayor de Blasio.
May 12, 2017 The City announces that it will appeal the court decision that would permit Tier 3 police officers who took maternity leave to buy back the time for pension purposes.  One police couple said: “We don’t understand why they would continue to defend a policy that is unfair to police officers with families.” PBA president Pat Lynch said:  “The appeal of this ruling has the potential to hurt police officers and police families. On behalf of the women and men who keep our streets safe, we hope they will reconsider this decision.” See report in the Daily News.
Apr. 27, 2017 The Daily News and the Staten Island Advance report on the PBA's efforts to combat the opioid crisis by distributing drug abuse prevention information at transit hubs in the Bronx and Staten Island.  Pat Lynch told reporters that police officers need the public's help and support to end the epidemic. Reports also appeared on News 12 Bronx, ABC 7 News and WINS radio.
Apr. 9, 2017

The Daily News reports the PBA’s court victory that will allow certain members who had taken maternity leave to buy back their pension time.

Apr. 5, 2017 Manhattan Criminal Court was crammed with police officers and PBA officials in support the Holder family at the sentencing of the murderer of PO Randolph Holder who was given life in prison without parole.  Stories aired on: ABC 7 at noon; NBC 4 at 11 AM; Fox 5; CBS 2; PIX 11; ABC  7 at 4 PM; NBC 4 at 4 PM; WMBC; NY 1 News; Bloomberg Radio; WCBS AM; WINS AM and WOR AM.  Print stories about the sentencing were published in: the Times; Chief Leader; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Post; Daily News; the Gothamist and Metro.  The Daily News ran an editorial asking to remember hero police officer Randolph Holder and to forget about his killer. 

The Chief Leader ran stories about Lynch hammering CCRB over leaks; the court ruling that police records should be private; an editorial on police disciplinary records and a report on the Inner Circle show poking fun at the Mayor and other notables including Pat Lynch.

Apr. 4, 2017 Randolph Holder Sr., father of fallen Police Officer Randolph Holder, and Pat Lynch spoke to the media following the sentencing of P.O. Holder's murderer to life without the possibility of parole.  See the full PBA-recorded video here.
Apr. 3, 2017 The Wall Street Journal reports Pat Lynch’s letter to the PC and Mayor hammering the CCRB for leaks and calling for  a suspension of a memo of understanding that allows CCRB lawyers to prosecute in the department trial room. 

The NY Post reports the anticipated sentencing of the murderer of PO Randolph Holder.

Mar. 31, 2017 The Appellate Division overturned a lower court decision upholding the confidentiality of police disciplinary records noting the real risks releasing those records have on police officers and their families.  Pat Lynch praises the decision and emphasizes the need to prosecute those who violate it.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.  Stories ran in the Daily News; AM NY; the Post and Newsday and aired on ABC 7 News; 770 AM radio and on WNYC radio.
Mar. 29, 2017 Following the unauthorized release of former PO Richard Haste’s disciplinary record, Pat Lynch slams the CCRB for it’s “anti-police” bias and reiterates his call for a criminal investigation.  See New York Post and New York 1 TV News. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
Mar. 28, 2017 The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s slamming CCRB for the leaking of police disciplinary records.
Mar. 27, 2017 The New York Post reports that PBA president Pat Lynch has sent a letter to the Dept. of Investigation and the Manhattan DA’s office requesting a thorough investigation of disciplinary records leaked by the CCRB and a criminal prosecution of those responsible if appropriate.
Mar. 23, 2017 The Daily News quotes Pat Lynch’s call for an investigation into the leak of CCRB disciplinary records as publications. Politico, Metro and the NY Times report the initial leaks. See also press release.
Mar. 22, 2017 An anonymous person, who claims to be a CCRB employee, leaked what is alleged to be the disciplinary record of PO Daniel Pantaleo.  PBA president Pat Lynch blasted the CCRB (see press release) and called for an investigation into the alleged leak.  Stories appeared in: Daily News; Post; Politico; Newsday and on New York 1 News.
Mar. 13, 2017 The Chief Leader reports the conviction in the murder of PO Randolph Holder and that Pat Lynch will be played by a reporter in the upcoming annual “Inner Circle” charity show that lampoons elected and union officials alike.
Mar. 7, 0217 Standing with the family of PO Randolph Holder, Pat Lynch addresses the media following a guilty on all counts verdict in PO Holder’s murder trial.  Stories appeared in: Daily News; NY Post; NY Times; Times Union; Staten Island Advance; Newsday.  Reports were also filed by Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News; WINS radio; WNYM radio; CBS radio; NY 1 News; WOR radio; WABC radio. See also Pat Lynch's full remarks in a PBA-recorded video.
Mar. 2, 2017 Fox 5 News reports that the jury began deliberations in the murder of PO Randolph Holder.  Pat Lynch notes that the accused has no remorse and lacks the courage to sit in court and face the verdict.
Feb. 28, 2017 The Daily News; Chief Leader; ABC 7 at 5 PM and ABC 7 at 6 PM report on the overwhelming passage of the police officers’ contract with the city.
Feb. 13, 2017

During the lead in to the State of the City speech, a NY 1 News panel discuss changes in the Mayor’s relationship with the NYPD and the impact the PBA’s protests had on achieving a better contract for police officers.
Feb. 7, 2017 The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the tentative PBA contract negotiated with the City.
Feb. 6, 2017 The Daily News and the Post report Pat Lynch’s comments from “The Cat’s Roundtable” radio program which aired Sunday morning saying that the constant trailing of deBlasio helped the PBA to obtain the tentative contract.
Feb. 5, 2017 In an interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970, Pat Lynch says that the PBA's tentative contract continues the progress towards a fair market rate of pay, noting that the union will be back at the bargaining table within a few months to build on those gains.
Feb. 2, 2017 Followup stories on the settling of the police officer's contract appeared in: Daily News; Wall Street Journal and The Gothamist.
Feb. 1, 2017 A tentative five-year deal which pays police officers 2.25% more than the established pattern and agrees to restore full line of duty disability benefits for all officers is reported by print media: Daily News; NY Times; Wall Street Journal; Observer; Post; Newsday; Metro; Staten Island Advance, and on TV: ABC TV Channel 7; Fox 5 TV Channel 5; New York 1 TV News; CBS TV Channel 2; WPIX TV Channel 11.
Jan. 25, 2017 Reports on the City’s proposed budget include Pat Lynch’s comments that with $2.6 billion in new spending, there is not a penny for police raises or disability coverage.  Stories ran in: Daily News; PIX 11 News; WMBC TV and WNYC radio.  Read his entire comment here.
Jan. 21, 2017 The NY Post reports Pat Lynch's angry letter to the CEO of Time Warner regarding anti-police postings in one of their company trucks.   
Jan. 20, 2017 The Daily News reports that Pat Lynch makes the case for professional pay for NYC police officers when a poll finds that the public is satisfied with how deBlasio is managing crime.  Read Lynch’s entire quote here.
Jan. 19, 2017 WOR radio reports that in response to the PBA's announcement of an alarming increase in resignations by officers not eligible for a pension, de Blasio's inane comment is that the PBA denigrates the work of its members and NYC police are the highest paid in the nation.
Jan. 18, 2017 The NY Daily News; News 12 the Bronx and WNYC radio report an alarming number of resignations from the NYPD by officers who are not eligible for a pension.  The stories include Pat Lynch’s explanation that poor pay has officers leaving for better paying law enforcement jobs.  Read the entire press release here.
Jan. 17, 2017

The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in their story about Steve McDonald’s funeral and also editorializes on his passing. 

The Chief also reports on growing objections to parole for Judith Clark.

Jan. 14, 2017 News media coverage of the funeral of Det. Steven McDonald.  NY TImes; Daily News; NY Post; Daily News "McDonald Remembered," Metro; Newsday; Newsday "Rangers Honor McDonald;" UPI;  Daily News "Mighty Quinn."
Jan. 13, 2017 Tens of thousands of NYPD members, police officers from around the country and regular New Yorkers lined Fifth Avenue to salute a true American hero, Det. Steven McDonald.  See photos on Facebook and PBA-recorded video.
Jan. 12, 2017 PBA president Pat Lynch confirms that the job of policing has become more difficult and more dangerous.  See press release. The Daily News reported that 89% of NYC police officers would leave for another law enforcement job if they could. 

The Post, Newsday, Daily News and Daily News ‘voice of the people” report on the passing of Det. Steven McDonald.

Jan. 11, 2017 News media covered the death of Det. Steven McDonald:  CBS 2 News; ABC 7 News; SI Advance; PIX 11 News; NY 1 News; Daily News; Daily News “living saint;” Daily News “prayer group;” Post “always the finest;” Newsday “McDonald thru the years (images);” Newsday “inspiration to all;” Newsday “NYPD officer dies;”  Newsday “hero’s sendoff;” Metro “inspirational NYPD;” Newsday “Legacy of courage;” Post “Rangers mourn;” Politico “life like a prayer;” Gothamist “beloved NYPD detective.”
Jan. 10, 2016 The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the PBA's opposition to the reduction of the sentence by Gov. Cuomo of Brink's robbery convict Judith Clark. 
Jan. 6, 2017 In a story about a shootout with a ballistic vest wearing gunman, the Staten Island Advance notes Pat Lynch’s comment about the dangers faced by NYC police officers and the need to pay, train and equip them professionally. Read Lynch’s entire statement.
Jan. 5, 2016 PBA president Patrick J. Lynch credits the city’s reduction in crime during 2016 to the men and women doing the job on the streets.  Fox 5 News, Daily News and Newsday report his comments noting that Lynch called for fair pay for police officers so “…they can live in the communities they protect.”  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
Jan. 3, 2017 The Chief Leader reports on the graduation ceremony at which Pat Lynch awarded PO Joseph Vigiano Jr. — whose father was an MOS killed in the attack on the WTC — with the Outstanding Company Sergeant Award.  In two opinion columns, the Chief reports on the PBA’s contract issues in a story about Labor Commissioner Bob Linn and takes on the issues of bonus pay for body cams and patrol work.

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