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: 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.

2014

July
July 27, 2014 A story in the Staten Island Advance about a protest march over the death in custody slated for the Verrazano bridge Pat Lynch is quoted noting that there is no need for a federal investigation because of the Island's excellent District Attorney and that arrest videos never tell the whole story which is why full reviews must be done before arriving at conclusions.
July 26, 2014 With the surfacing of a third arrest video PBA president Pat Lynch addresses the limits of information that those videos provide and cautions that a full review is needed before reaching any conclusions.  Lynch is quoted about one such video in Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.
July 25, 2014

RNN TV’s Dominic Carter interviews PBA president Pat Lynch as he defends his members on RNN’s Richard French program about the tragic death in custody that occurred on Staten Island.  Watch also the entire, PBA-recorded, unedited interview. Another segment of the show is an interview with former Queens ADA Dan Schorr regarding the legal aspects of the case. 

July 22, 2014 In an effort to educate the public about issues police routinely face and in defense of our members, Pat Lynch appeared on Fox News program “Hannity” where he joined the host, Sean Hannity, a legal analyst and a democratic strategist in a frank discussion about the tragic death of a man in custody on Staten Island.  The discussion was cut short when Fox News went to some primary election results.

The Chief Leader reports on the death in custody on Staten Island, the modification of the officers involved and reports Pat Lynch’s comments that putting the officers on modified duty  it was a “prejudging” the case and “kneejerk reaction” by the department for “political reasons.”
July 21, 2014 In lengthy interviews captured in PBA videos, PBA president Pat Lynch speaks with CBS 2 and Fox 5 News about the death in custody incident in Staten Island.  Lynch’s interview ran on CBS 2 News and Fox 5 News while a report aired on Al Jazeera America TV. Lynch explains that officers cannot walk away when they have to make an arrest and that what people are interpreting as a chokehold is actually the officers bringing a non-compliant arrestee to the ground in order to rear cuff him and that no conclusions can be drawn until all the facts are determined by an investigation.
July 20, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch calls the placing of an officer accused of using a "chokehold" during an arrest on modified duty "absolutely wrong," "unwarranted," and a "kneejerk reaction" for political purposes.  His statement is included in Post and Daily News stories reporting that unnamed sources indicate that there was no trauma or damage to the subject's throat or windpipe.  Lynch's comments were also reported in Newsday, the Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Staten Island Advance.  Read Lynch's entire statement. Reports were aired on NBC 4 News, NY 1 News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News and NPR radio news.

July 19, 2014 The PBA responds to reports of a death in custody as reported by New York 1 News, Fox 5 News and  ABC 7 News.
July 16, 2014 The City gave the mother of a deranged knife-wielding man, who called 911 when her son threatened her, $250,000 to settle her “wrongful” death lawsuit against the NYPD.  The New York Post reports Pat Lynch’s objections to the settlement saying that the officers were justified in defending the family who summoned them and themselves when the deranged man lunged at them with a knife.  Lynch said that settling this kind of case will only encourage others to sue even when the facts do not support their claims.
July 8, 2014

Pat Lynch calls for the immediate hiring of more police officers in stories reported in the Wall Street Journal and the Chief Leader about operation “Summer All Out” while the Chief Leader quotes Lynch calling for equal pay and benefits for all police officers in an article about a court decision on ITHP for Tier 3 officers.

July 3, 2014

The NY Times, Newsday, Daily News and Daily News blog "The ShackWNBC (morning and evening stories), WABC and WPIX TV and WCBS and WNYM radio report on the NYPD’s plan to put desk officers out on patrol for 90 days.  PBA president Pat Lynch called it an admission of a severe shortage of officers on the street and a last ditch, band-aid effort to deal with shootings. See also the PBA-recorded interviews with WNBC and WABC. See also the PBA press release.

July 1, 2014 The Chief Leader reports Pat Lynch’s reaction to the appointment of former NYPD Chief of Department Joe Esposito as the head of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management.
June
June 25, 2014 The Daily News reports the successful effort of the PBA to pass legislation that will restore the union’s ability to negotiate disciplinary procedures.  Pat Lynch calls it an issue of fairness and morale if the Governor signs it into law. 
June 19, 2014 The NY Post and the Daily News report the PBA’s continuing opposition to the so called “Community Safety Act,” which allows lawsuits against police officers for “profiling,” despite a court’s decision supporting the law.  PBA president Pat Lynch told the media that the union strongly disagrees with the decision, would appeal it and that the law could, potentially, have a serious impact on public safety.  Read Lynch’s entire quote here.
June 17, 2014 The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s fight to secure equal disability benefits for all police officers and the resistance by the city over its cost.
June 12, 2014

Letter to the editor of the Daily News re  Editorial “Too Rich For Our Blood” 6-12-14.

PBA Financial Secretary for Lower Manhattan and Richmond, Al Acierno, also serves as the team coach for Staten Island’s St. Christopher’s Cougars basketball team.  New York 1 News tells the story of a coaches vs. players benefit game that Acierno organized to raise money for 17 year old Brandon Belmonte who is recovering from a severe stroke.  Brandon, who can walk again, served as the “coaches’ coach.” (The video is available to Time-Warner customers only.)

June 10, 2014

Letter to the editor of the New York Post in response to their news story “Sneaky #35m Bid to Boost Cop Pensions.” See PBA Press Release: Why the Post's headline is wrong and their story misleading.

June 9, 2014 Pat Lynch calls upon the City Council Speaker to bring the Tier 2 & 3 Equalization home rule message to a vote before the entire council. Daily News and Capital Pro. See PBA press release.
June 4, 2014 Capital New York reports on the aggressive lobbying efforts undertaken by the PBA to equalize disability benefits for police officers in Tier 3.  PBA president Pat Lynch notes that “The city has a moral obligation to ensure that those who risk their lives in service to the city are adequately cared for, should a serious injury befall them.”
June 3. 2014 In this week’s edition of the Chief Leader, Pat Lynch supports the anti-overdose program while noting that it is “...another responsibility placed on the shoulders of our already overburdened, understaffed and underpaid police officers.”  In another article, Lynch indicates that despite a recent court decision in the city’s favor regarding release time for three PBA trustees, the PBA will continue to fight to have its members represented by those they have elected.  Finally, in a story about the revamping of operation impact, Lynch’s continuing support for veterans to be assigned to train rookies is reported.
May
May 30, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch has long been supportive of the idea of teaming rookie officers with veterans as part of their training.  NBC 4 News’ Jonathan Dienst reports a new initiative that accomplishes that.

May 29, 2014 The Public Sector Alliance published a story in PubSecAlliance focusing on the difficulties encountered during the return of injured police officers to full duty in which they quote Pat Lynch and include video from a recent news conference.
May 27, 2014 In the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch calls the reduced disability benefits offered to police officers in the Tier 3 pension “grossly inadequate” and “immoral” as he called for legislation to restore full Tier 2 disability benefits to all police officers.   An editorial called “Restore Tier 2 Disability” notes that in the five years since Gov. Paterson vetoed the Tier 2 extender, the case of PO Rosa Rodriguez, who suffered serious smoke related damage may not be able to return to work as she wishes, may suffer from the significantly reduced Tier 3 disability benefit.  The editorial supports the PBA’s efforts to grant Tier 2 type disability benefits for all police officers.
May 25, 2014 In the NY Post, PBA president Pat Lynch decries the waste of sorely needed WTC funds on expensive management and calls on the Mayor to have the funds immediately released to those suffering from 9/11 related exposure illnesses.
May 23, 2014 NY Post reports that Pat Lynch and the PBA is furious over a light sentence in police assault. See PBA press release.
May 21, 2014 Pat Lynch welcomes former Gov. David Paterson’s new support for improved disability benefits for Tier 3 officer as reported by DNA Info’s Murray Weiss who writes the “On the Inside” column.  Read Lynch’s entire statement.
May 20, 2014 A contingent of officers from the 71 Pct. joined Pat Lynch and PBA board members at Brooklyn Supreme Court to bolster support for the prosecution of Rashaun Robinson who shot PO James Li three times to avoid a fare-beat arrest that would have revealed his illegal gun.  Following court, in this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch spoke to reporters and talked about PO Rosa Rodriguez’s release from the hospital and the difficulty police officers face in returning from a serious line of duty injury. The event was covered on WPIX and News 12 Brooklyn.
May 19, 2014

Heroic and severely injured police officer Rosa Rodriguez is released from the hospital.  Her release was reported by: NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News and PIX 11 News.

May 17, 2014

The Daily News, CBS News and The Chief Leader (with an additional video file) reports the vehement opposition of the PBA and the families of murdered police officers Anthony Dwyer and Harry Ryman to the parole of their killers.

May 16, 2014 Joined by the families of murdered police officers Anthony Dwyer and Harry Ryman in this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch calls for the NY state Parole Board to deny the parole requests of two cop-killers. During the followup Q & A, Lynch states that this state should have a viable death penalty.  In the second PBA recorded video, Police Officer Harry Ryman’s daughter, Margaret, talks about the loss to her family and how having to testify every two years at parole hearing is like reliving the nightmare. The news conference was covered by CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News and Pix 11 News.
May 15, 2014 In an opinion piece that was published in the NY Post, Seth Lipsky laments that the only ones fighting for the rights of NYC’s police officers against the “stop and frisk” Local Law 71 are the police unions.  He quotes PBA president Pat Lynch who noted that the law targets police officers instead of those who established and implemented the bad policy.
May 13, 2014

This week’s edition of the Chief Leader takes on the UFT contract and its potential impact on uniformed unions’ contracts.   In its story on the UFT agreement, the Chief reports that the PBA passed on a Municipal Labor Coalition meeting because PBA president Pat Lynch was “…preparing for possible arbitration, hoping to duplicate his success on three occasions during the Bloomberg administration….”  This story also reports that PERB has appointed a mediator so that both parties can enter into non-binding mediation. Another story reports the uniformed forces' strenuous objection to the agreement to change the health benefits system in order to attempt to save a billion dollars to defray the cost of the UFT contract. 

May 6, 2014

In this week’s edition of the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch had “the most emphatic demonstration of displeasure…” over zeroes being offered by the city when he announced that the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) had granted the PBA’s declaration of impasse just minutes before the UFT contract announcement was made.  The story also notes that the PBA has had success in the past breaking the “pattern” in PERB arbitrations. 

Also in the Chief, In a second story Lynch is quoted saying three years of no raises is unacceptable for his members who are among the lowest paid big-city police in the country. 

In a third story in the Chief regarding police morale, Police Commissioner Bratton said that raises for police officers would  help to boost morale. 

An unrelated story in the Chief mentions the PBA’s support for a special memorial for WTC responders who died of toxic exposure from their work during the rescue, recovery and cleanup.    

May 2, 2014

The PBA announced that PERB has granted our petition (see press release) and declared an impasse in our contract negotiations with the city.  A mention of the change in status and the PBA’s objection to the city’s offer of zeroes was published in stories about the UFT contract settlement in: Daily News (PERB); DNAInfo; Daily News (UFT); NY Times; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Huffington Post; videos on New York 1 at 11:00 AM; WPIX News, WNBC News and New York 1 at 11:30 AM; and radio on CBS Radio and WNYC.

Pat Lynch addressed the media yesterday following the arraignment of Marcell Dockery in the murder of PO Dennis Guerra telling them not to be fooled by a young face and that his criminal act was one of an adult for which he must be held responsible. The Daily News and Newsday published that story, and videos appeared on WABC News at 5, WCBS News, WNBC News, New York 1, WPIX News and WABC News at 4.   

In an third, unrelated story, the city erroneously paid over 30,000 police officers and firefighters their VSF payment early.  Lynch warns PBA retirees not to spend that money in that the city will be taking it back very shortly which appeared in the Daily News (The Shack Blog), Post, Newsday, Times and Wall Street Journal.

May 1, 2014

Standing with the family of PO Dennis Guerra and a large contingent of police officers — including many from Guerra’s home base at PSA 1 — PBA president Pat Lynch tells the media not to be fooled by the young face of the defendant, that he is an adult and that his crime had deadly consequences for which he must be held responsible.  View the entire PBA recorded video here.  

Following the press conference on the indictment, reporters used the opportunity as an “availability” to question Lynch about the UFT contract, fire response training and recent police involved shootings.  The PBA recorded video missed part of the first question which asked Lynch about the reported potential contract settlement with the UFT.

April

Apr. 30, 2014

Attorneys for the PBA argued against the so-called “stop and frisk/racial profiling” law in Manhattan court.  Reports were published in the Post, SI Advance and the Times Union.

Apr. 29, 2014

he 1st Precinct defeated WFAN’s Boomer and Carton’s softball team at Con Ed Field in a charity game to benefit  the PBA Widows and Children’s Fund.  Spirits were high despite some rain.  See video highlights compliments of CBS sports here.

Apr. 25, 2014

An analysis in DNAInfo by veteran police reporter Murray Weiss reveals the catastrophic results that would befall MOS in pension Tier 3 if they sustain a career-ending line of duty injury.  Pat Lynch is quoted with other police union heads slamming the arrangement and calling for legislation to fix it.  Read Lynch’s entire comment here.

Apr. 24, 2014

Following an announcement by the City Council that it has included funding to hire another 1,000 police officers in its budget, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton indicated that it would be his preference to give existing MOS a raise to hiring more officers.  The story was reported in the Post; Daily News; CBS News; and ABC News.

Apr. 22, 2014

PIX 11 reporter James Ford followed the Port Authority PBA and NYC PBA to the Boston Marathon where both unions supplied refreshments to fellow officers who were working the marathon.  In his first report, which aired on Monday evening, he reports on security and the support of the unions and in his Tuesday night report, he covers the surprise presentation to the Boston Police PBA of a refurbished canteen presented by the PA PBA and the NYC PBA.  PA PBA president Paul Nunziato and NYC PBA president Pat Lynch talk about the presentation.

Apr. 21, 2014

The Daily News columnist Denis Hamill reports that Pat Lynch and the PBA Canteen worked the Boston Marathon and quotes Lynch about the relationship between the Boston and NYC PDs.   Commissioner Bratton also weighs in indicating that he was pleased to see the PBA supporting their fellow officers in Boston.

Apr. 15, 2014

The NY Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday and Wall Street Journal report on the funeral of fallen hero police officer Dennis Guerra on Rockaway Beach.  The Chief Leader reports the creation of a new NYPD fire-response protocol as Pat Lynch comments on the tragic death of Officer Guerra.  TV coverage of PO Guerra’s funeral aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; WLNY News; New York 1 News; NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News and FOX 5 News, and on CBS radio, several of which include interviews with PBA president Pat Lynch.

In an unrelated news story in the Chief Leader, Pat Lynch states that the root of the legal problems and poor relations with communities is quota for police activities — including SQF — that were established due to inadequate staffing and he decries the lack of police officers in local precincts saying that “...public safety and the safety of our officers demands” hiring more police.

Apr. 12, 2014

The Daily News, Post, Newsday and NY Times report the upgrade of charges to felony murder in the death of PO  Dennis Guerra, most with comments from PBA president Pat Lynch.

Apr. 11, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch and Police Commissioner Bratton address the media outside Woodhull hospital where two MOS were being treated for smoke inhalation following their heroic rescue of a family from a burning building in Williamsburg.  The story aired on CBS 2 News and WLNY.

Apr. 10, 2014

Reports of the death of hero police officer Dennis Guerra, the flag lowering ceremony and side stories, some with comments by PBA president Pat Lynch, appear in: the Times; Daily News (multiple stories); Post (multiple stories); Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Christian Post; Huffington Post.  Also covered in video and audio on New York 1 News; CBS News; PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; WOR Radio; WNYC Radio; WINS Radio and WCBS Radio.  In an unrelated news item in the Post, Pat Lynch decries the decision of a Federal court to suppress drugs and weapons found during the execution of a search warrant for a technicality.

Apr. 8, 2014

Pat Lynch is interviewed in follow-up stories about critically injured officers Guerra and Rodriguez as Commissioner Bratton announces the establishment of a fire response protocol for police officers.  Stories aired on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

Apr. 7, 2014

Two officers, Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez, both of the Housing Bureau, courageously responded to a fire on the 18th floor of the Unity Towers on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.  They were overcome by smoke upon exiting the elevator and both suffered severe smoke inhalation.  Firefighters responded and the officers were removed to hospitals where both are in critical condition.  PBA President Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio at the hospital and is quoted in several reports.  Stories were published in the Daily News; Newsday; Post; Times and the Wall Street Journal and videos on Fox News, WPIX News, WCBS News and WNBC News. The Wall Street Journal also quotes Lynch in a story analyzing the first 100 days of Commissioner Bratton’s term where Lynch was guardedly optimistic for the future.

Apr. 3, 2014

Pat Lynch blames “heavy handed” treatment of officers by past NYPD management, short staffing and the last election cycle’s focus on SQF to support Commissioner Bratton’s assessment of low morale in the NYPD.  The story was reported in: NY Observer; Daily News; Post; Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

Apr. 1, 2014

In the latest edition of the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch supports the Police Commissioner’s call to hire more police adding that a market rate of pay would attract good, qualified candidates while keeping highly experienced veteran officer’s on the job.  Read Lynch’s entire statement. Letter to the Editor of the New York Post

March

Mar. 19, 2014

Former City Council member Ken Fisher conducts a wide ranging interview with Pat Lynch for his show public affairs show CityWide.  Lynch discusses contract, staffing, stop, question and frisk, the new Police Commissioner and Mayor as well as discussing the primary role of the PBA in the lives of NYC police officers.

Mar. 17, 2014

In this week’s edition of the The Chief Leader, Pat Lynch praises a federal judge’s decision to make a scammer pay court costs when he sued arresting officers, and praise is given to those who responded to the deadly gas explosion in upper Manhattan last week. NBC 4 News’s coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade showed a massive contingent of uniformed PBA members joined PBA president Pat Lynch and  board members as they marched up Fifth Avenue following the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.

Mar. 14, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch joined an array of labor leaders at a news conference on March 10 in support of legislation called the Education Tax Credit which, if it becomes law, will help PBA members and other union workers to afford a good education for their children.  You can view the video of the entire news conference, read the press release, view photos from the event, or watch the New York 1 coverage. The Tablet published the story along with an editorial, and a widely read educational blog also ran a story.  The Tablet also ran a story about the recent NYPD Holy Name breakfast.

Mar. 6, 2014

Pat Lynch calls the "Community Safety Act" a "misguided" law that penalizes police officers instead of the policy makers who are responsible for it, in stories about the Mayor dropping the City's lawsuit against the law.  The stories in the NY Times and Newsday indicate that the PBA will continue to pursue its own separate litigation.

Mar. 4, 2014

The Chief Leader reports, with quotes for Pat Lynch, that the PBA is pleased that cop killer Herman Bell was denied parole.  Lynch is also quoted in a story praising the quick thinking of two off-duty EMTs who came to the aid of PO James Li and, in another story, Lynch slams “junkie” Lilo Brancato’s return to acting saying that he is benefiting from his fame as a criminal and not as an actor.  The Wall Street Journal and Times Union report two PBA members who saved a baby’s life were honored by Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor deBlasio.

Mar. 1, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch called the EMTs who came to the aid of PO Li after being shot "...the embodiment of all that is good about this city."  The story was reported in the Daily News; NY Post; and Newsday.

February

Feb. 28, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch joined by a large group of officers tells the media that attempted cop-killer Robinson shot PO Li because he “doesn’t like cops.”  Lynch noted that he should never be able to walk the streets of NY again as a free man.  Stories ran during early morning hours on Friday on New York 1 News; WPIX News; ABC 7 News;  NBC 4 at 4:30 AM; NBC 4 at 6:06 AM.

Feb 27, 2014

Police Officer James Li was shot three times in a gunfight with a perp who had boarded the back of a city bus without paying a fare.  Li and his partner, Police Officer Randy Chow were on patrol in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn when the incident occurred.  PBA president Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio for a briefing (see a photo) in Kings County Hospital where Officer Li was being treated following the shootout.  We owe a debt of gratitude to two FDNY EMT who were passing by in a vehicle stopped to render first aid to the wounded officer and to the neighborhood folks who assisted in the search for the culprit who fled the scene.  A collar was made; a second individual is being sought.  Stories were reported in videos on New York 1 News, Fox News and WPIX News, and in the Daily News, NY Post,Newsday, and NY Times.

The Daily News’s  Denis Hamill wrote about the memorial service in the 103 Pct. for police officer Eddie Byrne who was guarding the home of a drug witness at 107 and Inwood Streets, Queens, when he was murdered by three members of Howard “Pappy” Mason’s drug crew in retaliation for Pappy’s arrest.  The service is sponsored by the PBA and is held annually at the location of the shooting at 1 AM near the hour of the murder.  Pat Lynch regularly attends the memorial and was joined this year by Police Commissioner William Bratton who spoke to the gathered members of the service to tell them that Eddie Byrne’s life had and has meaning as does theirs.  Read Hamill’s column here.

Feb. 26, 2014

The PBA’s role in fighting the parole of cop-killer Herman Bell is noted in stories run in the Daily News, The Republic, and on CBS TV.

Feb. 25, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in The Chief Leader’s report on the 2nd Circuit Court's decision to remand the case to district court

Feb. 24, 2014

Pat Lynch is quoted extensively in the American Bar Association Journal on the issue of stop and frisk.  Lynch blames management’s quotas for the controversy stating that police officers “ …want to stop criminals.  We’ve never wanted to stop working folks, but that’s what quotas do.”  Click here to read an excerpt with Lynch’s remarks or click here to read the entire article.

Feb. 22, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in stories — Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday, Sun, ABC News, PoliceOne.com — about the 2nd Circuit court's decision to remand the "stop and frisk" case back to district court while directing the lower court to hear four police unions' arguments to intervene in the case before allowing the city to settle it.

Feb. 20, 2014

New York Post columnist Seth Lipsky runs down the legal arguments that may help the PBA succeed in intervening in the Federal “stop and frisk” case noting that the Los Angeles Police Protection League was successful in intervening even after a consent decree had been signed.

Feb. 13, 2014

In stories published in the Daily News and the Post, PBA president Pat Lynch calls a federal judge’s decision to toss out gun possession charges “unconscionable” while noting that NYC police officers are trained to and experienced in spotting people carrying illegal weapons.

Feb. 11, 2014

The Chief Leader publishes a letter from PBA president Pat Lynch who corrects the record on PERB awards explaining that the class hired at a reduced rate was paid in full, retroactively, in the next arbitration award while the rest of our members received a significant wage increase.  The Chief also reports on ongoing contract negotiations, and Judicial Watch out of Washington DC reports on the PBA’s efforts to keep the killers of Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones in prison.

Feb. 8, 2014

The Daily News reports the resumption of contract negotiations while the Post, Times and Newsday report on the four police unions efforts to intervene in the Federal "stop and frisk" case.

Feb. 4, 2014

This week's edition of the Chief Leader includes comments from Pat Lynch on the stop and frisk “settlement”, the planned changes to Operation Impact, and Commissioner Bratton's inaugural video. In a story about the parting Labor Commissioner, Hanley talks about the difficulty of negotiating contracts with the police.

Feb. 1, 2014

The Daily News and Wall Street Journal report on planned changes to deployment of rookie officers to provide more experience in local precincts, a concept that is preliminarily supported by PBA president Pat Lynch who looks forward to discussing those types of changes with the new PC.  Lynch also slams the concept of "speed cameras" in the News and the Post as a revenue raising project while citing that cars stops by professionally trained police officers yields arrests for drunk driving, outstanding warrants, suspended licenses, illegal weapons and more which does far more for public safety than a camera.

January

Jan. 31, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch expresses “serious concerns” about the stop and frisk settlement’s impact on police officers and insists that the PBA will “make every effort” to protect our members rights in stories reported in the NY Times; Daily News; Post: Newsday: Wall Street Journal: American Bar Association Journal: Law360; Capital New York; New York Sun; and City&State; in videos on New York 1; WPIX; and Fox; and on 1010WINS radio.

Jan. 28, 2014

This week’s Chief Leader reports the PBA’s news conference staged to draw attention to the possible parole of two cold blooded cop killers.  The paper also published an editorial opposing parole of these two cold blooded murders while noting that the PBA’s website button to send a letter of opposition should be used often.

Jan. 27, 2014

View Police Commissioner William J. Bratton’s video “Cops Count Police Matter.”

Jan. 24, 2014

Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA ‘s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website.  See reports from NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News; New York 1 News and News 12 Long Island. Watch the entire press conference recorded by the PBA, and read reported accounts from the Daily News and Newsday.

Jan. 17, 2014

In a DNA Info story written by former NY Post Police Bureau Chief Murray Weiss, PBA president Pat Lynch blames former PC Kelly’s “draconian discipline” and obsession with numbers for terrible morale of the rank and file.

Jan. 14, 2014

The Chief Leader edition that hit the stands on Tue., Jan. 14 reports the social security scandal involving retired police officers and quotes Pat Lynch emphasizing how important those disability benefits are to officers who are truly disabled.  They also report the results of the appeal of the breathalyzer challenge and advocates who have objected to the police unions’ challenge of the federal stop and frisk lawsuit and the Community Safety act.

Jan. 8, 2014

National Public Radio (NPR) uses a quote from Pat Lynch in their story following the announcement of indictments of city workers for social security fraud.  Lynch underscored the importance of those benefits to MOS who were truly incapacitated.  Click here to see Lynch’s entire statement.

Jan. 7, 2014

In the edition that hit newsstands today, the Chief Leader reports that, upon hearing the newly elected Mayor’s pledge to withdraw the appeal of the S,Q and F decision, Pat Lynch instructed attorneys to send an urgent letter to the panel emphasizing the need to hear the case with the PBA as an intervenor.  The same edition quoted Pat Lynch pledging law enforcement’s commitment to monitor actor turned criminal Lilo Brancato as he was released from prison on parole after serving 8 of a 10 year sentence for an attempted burglary that led to the murder of off duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui.  The Chief also reports that Lynch declined comment on the appointment of Bob Linn, a former consultant to the PBA during the 2002 arbitration case, as the city’s new director of Labor Relations.

More print and video news stories can be found listed by year: 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.