PBA in the News
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 from previous years can be found listed by year: 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.
|Feb. 6, 2016||
Hero police officer Patrick Espeut walks out of Lincoln Hospital to the applause of his fellow officers less than 24 hours of being shot. Pat Lynch uses the occasion to call for the hiring of more police officers. The story is reported by: the Daily News; News 12 the Bronx on Lynch's remarks and Officer Espaut's walkout; CBS 2 News; News 12 Long Island; Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News.
The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio report the impact of the Cruz/Espeut shooting on the trial of PO Peter Liang whose accidental discharge killed an innocent bystander.
A Daily News editorial calls for the Mayor to veto a huge City Council raise noting that police, who risk their lives on the job, only got a 1% raise.
|Feb. 5, 2016||
Following the shooting of hero POs Patrick Espeut and Diara Cruz, Pat Lynch spoke to the media from a conference room at Lincoln Hospital citing the dangers of vertical patrol and calling on the public to inform police of anyone that they know who has an illegal weapon. Lynch’s remarks appeared in: Daily News; Times; Newsday; Politico; DNAinfo; Times Union, Albany and WINS radio; News 12 the Bronx; PIX 11 News; 770 AM radio.
The NY Times reported on steps being taken by the City and NYPD to protect police officers who are accused in frivolous lawsuits. Pat Lynch noted that the program was “a strong step in the right direction” but that the jury was still out on its effectiveness.
Pat Lynch calls the department’s plan to wake a sleeping passengers on subway trains an attempt to conceal the fact that there are not enough police officers to cover the subway and calls it a band-aid approach. Stories appeared on: ABC 7 news; Fox 5 news and on WINS radio news.
|Feb. 4, 2016||
Pat Lynch and Second Vice President Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar testified before a joint hearing of state Senate and Assembly committees on public safety issues in the state budget. See video of Lynch's testimony and read the PBA's full statement to the Legislature.
|Feb. 2, 2016||As the family of Ramarley Graham calls on Mayor de Blasio to fire police officer Richard Haste, PBA president Pat Lynch said: “ Regardless of the facts in this case, a family lost a loved one and they have our sympathy, but grief and emotion can never override due process.” The story was reported on PIX 11 News and New York 1 News, and you can read Lynch’s entire statement here.|
|Jan. 29, 2016||
In part one of a wide-ranging interview with FiOS 1 News's Dominic Carter, Pat Lynch discusses the trial of P.O. Peter Liang and the boycott of cop-hating director Quentin Tarantino. See also part two of the interview.
|Jan. 26, 2016||This week’s Chief Leader reports on the boycott that the NYC PBA initiated against the latest movie made by cop-hater Quentin Tarantino and also reports on the Zadroga bill’s reauthorization and the need to include nerve damage caused by toxic dust.|
|Jan. 23, 2016||
In an article in the Daily News about fellow arbitrators' defense of Howard Edelman, Pat Lynch indicates that the PBA has filed a formal complaint against him with the American Arbitration Association and notes that they should not prejudge Edelman's actions before having all the facts in the case. See Lynch's full statement.
|Jan. 22, 2016||
The Daily News, in its follow-up to their front-page exclusive (see it here) about the notorious PERB chairman, Howard Edelman, notes, among other things, that he accepted future work from NYC while chairing the PBA contact panel.
|Jan. 21, 2016||
Front page of the NY Daily News blasts PERB chairperson Howard Edelman’s $115,000 payday while awarding a “measly” 1% raise to police officers. Lynch is quoted saying that Edelman didn’t “legitimately earn his pay.” (Read Lynch’s entire statement.)
A terrorist threat against police officers in Philadelphia and NYC that originated in Manhattan resulted in warnings by the NYPD and the PBA to officers to take all precautions. Stories were reported in: Daily News; Wall Street Journal; Newsday; WINS radio; NY 1 News; News 12 the Bronx; Fox 5 news and ABC 7 news.
|Jan. 19, 2016||This week’s Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in reaction to outrageous pay raises for elected officials.|
|Jan. 16, 2016||With the news that cop-hating director Quentin Tarantino's latest feature is tanking at the box office, Pat Lynch said that the PBA-initiated boycott of the movie demonstrates the immense economic power of police officers and police supporters around the country. Lynch was quoted in the Post's Page Six, the Daily News, the Washington Times, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and on WOR radio.|
|Jan. 15, 2016||Calling huge raises for elected officials an “abomination” and an “insult to all police officers,” Pat Lynch’s vehement objections are reported in several news accounts of the Mayor’s approval of the raises. Stories appear in: Politico: Daily News; CBS 2 News; WINS radio; WLNY News; Post; the Observer; and NY 1 News. Read Lynch’s entire statement on the raises here.|
|Jan. 5, 2016||The Daily News reports the NYPD’s request to the CCRB to provide a tally of yes and no votes in cases where complaints against officers are substantiated. PBA president Pat Lynch writes the Daily News in support of releasing that information noting that, unlike grand juries, board members are permanent fixtures who rule on many cases and whose biases can have a devastating impact on a police officer’s career. Chris Dunn of the NYCLU argues it leaves members vulnerable to retaliation by the department.|
More print and video news stories can be found listed by year: 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 organizations. Stories from 2001 and earlier can only be found under the individual news organizations.