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

October
Oct. 30, 2014 PBA president Pat Lynch calls hero officer’s walk from wheelchair to ambulance a “real miracle.”  Police Officer Kenneth Healey who was severely injured in a terror attack by a man with a hatchet was transferred to  a rehab facility amidst the cheers of hundreds of brother and sister officers.  Lynch said that he was truly convinced that because of Healey’s strong personality and strong family support that he will fully recover and return to patrol.  Stories were reported on CBS 2 News, New York 1 News, and in the Daily News, the NY Post and Newsday.
Oct. 29, 2014

In a NY Post followup story with the Mayor’s reaction to a CO who ordered subordinates to fix the headlight on Eric Garner’s mother’s car, PBA president Pat Lynch calls for the end of “white shirt immunity,” noting that police officers have been disciplined and even face criminal charges for lesser courtesies.  Lynch said that disciplinary action should be equal regardless of rank. See Pat Lynch's statement.

Oct. 27, 2014 The Post, News, and WINS and WOR radio report Pat Lynch's call for an investigation following reports that officers on Staten Island were ordered to repair a headlight on Eric Garner's mother's car to help her avoid a ticket. See also Pat Lynch's comments.
Oct. 24, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch, Citywide Trustee Thomas Hellem and Queens South Trustee Patrick Hendry joined Larry Byrne, brother of slain police officer Eddie Byrne and current NYPD deputy commissioner for legal affairs, to call upon the NY State parole board to deny the parole requests of the four cop-killers who assassinated Byrne in 1988 at the orders of a drug kingpin.  Speaking to the press outside the parole board's offices, Lynch also cited yesterday's attack on four police officers by an ax-wielding man in the 103rd precinct — the same precinct in which Byrne was killed — as further evidence of the need for stiffer penalties for those who attack police officers. Watch the full PBA-recorded video of the press conference.

In an unedited PBA-recorded Q&A with Pix 11 News's Mary Murphy, following the press conference opposing the parole of the four cop-killers who assassinated P.O. Eddie Byrne, Pat Lynch called for the removal of the pension of former DI Corey Pegues, who recently bragged about his criminal past and his association with one of Byrne's killers. See PIX story.

Following an ax-wielding man's vicious attack on four rookie officers in Queens, Pat Lynch addressed the media at the hospital where the injured officers were being treated (see coverage on WCBS 2). Lynch praised the officers' quick action to protect themselves and called upon all New Yorkers to keep the officers and their families in their thoughts and prayers. The story was also reported in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday and amNY.

Oct. 23, 2014

NBC 4 News reports Pat Lynch's comments on the emergence of a video purporting to show a police officer kicking another officer during a struggle with an individual who was resisting arrest.  Lynch noted that, like most of the previous videos of police encounters, this brief clip doesn't provide enough information to come to a conclusion about what actually transpired.  Read Lynch's full comments.

Oct. 22, 2014

In an extensive profile titled "Patrick Lynch, New York City's Blue Bulldog," Newsweek describes Lynch as the "strident, unflagging voice" defending New York City police officers in the face of rising anti-police rhetoric.

Oct. 21, 2014

In an op/ed piece in the NY Post, Pat Lynch lays out the PBA’s rationale for challenging the Federal Court’s decision in the stop and frisk case. 

The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s concerns about Mrs. de Blasio's Chief of Staff's failure to tell the whole truth in her pre-employement DOI investigation.

The Chief Leader also lends support to the union’s call to be permitted to intervene in the challenge to the Federal decision on stop and frisk.

Oct. 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal, Newsday and The Post report on police union attorneys arguing for right to intervene in appeal of judge's findings

Oct. 15, 2014 CBS 2 News; PIX 11 news; WOR, CBS 880 and 1010 WINS radio news report on police union attorneys arguing in court that the unions should be granted the right to intervene in the appeal of a federal judge’s findings and orders involving the use of stop, question and frisk.
Oct. 10, 2014

Following a ceremony unveiling 12 more line of duty names on the Police Memorial Wall, a group of reporters grabbed Pat Lynch for an impromptu question and answer session about current events ranging from investigations of City Hall staffers to ever emerging video tapes to the alleged rape charges against Sharpton buddy Sanford Rubenstein.

Newsradio 880 spoke with Pat Lynch about the double standard applied to the Rachel Noerdlinger case as more information about arrests emerge. 

New York 1 News aired a story where Pat Lynch defends the officer who is accused of stealing money from a suspect.  Lynch said the video caused people to jump to conclusions and that an good police officer's reputation was unnecessarily dragged through the mud.  Lynch set the record straight.  

Reports about the contract related ads placed in major and community newspapers this week were aired on Fox 5 News and on 770 AM radio where Curtis and Kuby discussed pay for police. 

Pat Lynch sets the record straight about video purporting to show an officer “robbing” a suspect noting that the individual was stopped because he fit the description of a man with a gun and that all the property was properly vouchered.  Stories appeared in the Daily News and Capital NY and on Fox News (see Part 1 and Part 2 of the full, unedited PBA recorded interview) and ABC News.

Newsday reports on the PBA’s “media blitz” of ad in support a better contract for NY’s police officers.

Oct. 8, 2014

New York 1 News, Wall Street Journal, Staten Island Advance and CBS 880 Newsradio reports the formal release of the CCRB’s chokehold report with Pat Lynch saying the report is meaningless while CBS 2 News and WOR radio report the filing of a $75 million wrongful death suit in the Garner case.  All stories indicate that the PBA denied a chokehold was used.

PBA 2nd Vice President Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar joins members of Congress Carolyn Maloney and Jerome Nadler at a press conference to remind those who worked during the rescue, recovery and cleanup at the WTC who have been diagnosed with cancer, that they only have until October 14, 2014 to register for the Victim’s Compensation Fund at VCF.gov.  See a PBA recorded video of the entire news conference here.

Oct. 7, 2014

In an interview with CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer, Pat Lynch explains that a video of an arrest fails to capture why the officers had to pursue the suspect in a foot chase which is always puts officers in a dangerous situation.

Oct. 6, 2014

In an op-ed column in the NY Post, Pat Lynch address the underlying, cynical message of activists, politicians and talking heads who continuously insist that “not all cops are bad” or “the majority of cops do the job correctly” which effectively overshadows the fact that all police officers perform work selflessly and courageously.

Oct. 4, 2014

More fallout from Rachel Noerdlinger's (chief of staff to the Mayor's wife) failure to report on her pre-employment investigation form that she lives with a convicted killer and cop hater is reported in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday. and Capital New York. Pat Lynch is quoted in all stories.

Oct. 3, 2014

In stories about the Police Commissioner’s call to “weed out” bad cops, Pat Lynch said that the union will defend every officer and ensure their right to due process like every other American.  Reports appeared in Daily News; NY Times; NY Post; Newsday and on WABC TV News and WPIX TV News..

Stories reporting City Hall staffer, Rachel Noerdlinger’s failure to reveal that she lives with a convicted murderer on official pre-employment investigation forms include Pat Lynch’s statement that, if she is found to have intentionally omitted that information, then she should be fired just as a police officer would.  The original story by Murray Weiss broke in DNAinfo and was picked up in the Times, Post, and Daily News.

Late Friday afternoon, City Hall announced that the Department of Investigation has finished its revue of the Noerdlinger case and found no impropriety and recommend no action.  PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in stories reported by WINS radio and on ABC 7 TV news declaring that the double standard is alive and well in the deBlasio administration, one standard for the elite and one for workers.

September

Sept. 30, 2014

Pat Lynch dismisses the CCRB’s “choke hold” report while stating that the police officer used a “takedown” hold in the arrest of Eric Garner on WINS radio; WCBS radio; WOR radio and YNN TV news.

Pat Lynch defends the officers in the Garner case as grand jury proceedings begin on: ABC Radio (Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby show); CBS2 News; PIX 11 News; ABC 7 News (see also the full, PBA-recorded interview); WOR radio news; News 12 TV news; News Radio 880.  Lynch also hammers the CCRB “chokehold report” on; NBC 4 News; News radio 880; and a second story on News Radio 880.

The Daily News reports on Pat Lynch’s request to the City’s Corporation Counsel and Police Commissioner to adopt a “no settle” policy towards police lawsuits that damage an officer’s career.  Story also covered on WPIX News.

The Chief Leader reports that Pat Lynch told protestors that the union would not apologize for fighting the federal “stop and frisk” lawsuit which directly affects the job that police officers do.

In this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch does a wide ranging interview at 1 PP with a gathering of reporters covering the CCRB report; Garner case; body cams and lawsuits against police officers

Sept. 29, 2014

NY1 News; WINS Radio; and Bloomberg Radio report that PBA president Pat Lynch called the CCRB’s chokehold report “meaningless” because it’s based on unsworn complaints filed by criminals.

ABC 7 News and News 12 TV report on the upcoming grand jury and Pat Lynch's support of the officers.

Sept. 28, 2014

In a NY Post exclusive, Pat Lynch calls a CCRB report about the use of chokeholds "...totally meaningless" because it's based on unsworn complaints from criminals.

Sept. 27, 2014 The Post and Newsday report the Mayor's reaction to Pat Lynch's call to remove Rachel Noerdlinger as chief of staff to Mrs. deBlasio because of her close association to a convicted killer and published cop hater. The story was also reported on CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; WOR radio; WINS radio; CBS 880 radio; WNYC radio; NY 1 News Reporters Roundtable. See also the full, PBA-recorded interviews with reporters from CBS, NBC, Fox and PIX News.
Sept. 26, 2014 The media — NY 1 News; WABC radio news; WNYC radio; Fox 5 TV news; PIX 11 TV news; NBC 4 TV news; ABC 7 TV news — report on the funeral of PO Michael Williams with some using comments by Pat Lynch.  Other stations — WOR radio; WINS radio; MSNBC TV — report the start of  Grand Jury proceedings, which are slated to begin on Monday, Sept. 29, with comments from Pat Lynch.
Sept. 25, 2014

In stories about the emergence of another arrest video where misconduct is alleged, the Wall Street Journal and PIX 11 News quoted Pat Lynch's statement that the video, like most others, doesn't show whole interaction, including the crime that lead to the arrest.

The Daily News, the Observer and Capital New York report on the PBA's intention to continue efforts to intervene in the appeal  of the federal stop, question and frisk ruling.  In a related story on New York 1 News, Pat Lynch responded to Judge Scheindlin's claim that police body cameras, one of the reforms ordered in the ruling, would have prevented the death of Eric Garner.

Sept. 24, 2014

Press release: Pat Lynch tells the Daily News that he has confidence that, if the evidence is presented fairly to a grand jury, the officers involved in the Garner tragedy will be found to be working within the scope of the law. The story aired on PIX 11 News and WINS radio. See the press release.

Pat Lynch tells an NBC 4 reporter that indictment in the Bronx on ticket fixing should not have happened and that the officers involved should not be taking the fall for an institutional wide practice.

Sept. 23, 2014

The Chief Leader reports on the autopsy review of the Garner death while the Daily News reports that Pat Lynch called Judge Sheindlin’s statement that  if police wore body camera’s Eric Garner would not have died “absurd” pointing out that the officers clearly knew they were being recorded and it didn’t change anything.  The NY Post takes the Judge to task for showing her anti-police bias that the cameras are meant to catch cops and not change behavior of those interacting with police.

Sept. 22, 2014

The Post, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, and Daily News report on the tragic death of PO Michael Williams in an on-duty vehicle accident Sunday morning.  Pat Lynch, who responded to the hospital in the early morning hours, spoke to the media and is quoted in several of the stories.

Sept. 21, 2014

The media continues to report on the follow up review of the autopsy in the Eric Garner case adding the family's reaction from Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters where they call for an arrest.  The union's position and Pat Lynch's remarks are included in most reports.  Stories aired on NPR radio; and TV's Fox 5 and New York 1.

Sept. 20, 2014

Reports on the autopsy review of the Garner death with Pat Lynch's comments also appeared in the Daily News, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal while ABC 7 News and NBC 4 News reported the story with the caveat that the Garner family will appear at Sharpton's National Action Network to discuss the findings of the autopsy review.

Sept. 19, 2014

Following an announcement of the findings of an autopsy review by an expert for the Garner family, Pat Lynch tells reporters that Garner did not die of a chokehold which would have resulted in asphyxiation, and that what appears to be a chokehold was actually a take down method as Garner resisted arrest. He also stated that injuries discovered during the autopsy were consistent with damage from life saving measures rendered to a man in cardiac arrest.  Stories aired on Fox News; ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News. See also the unedited PBA-recorded video of the press conference with Pat Lynch.

Sept. 17, 2014

On an MSNBC show called "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" (MSNBC is widely known for its liberal bias) the program's host reluctantly agrees with PBA president Pat Lynch's call for the immediate dismissal of ax wielding CCRB board member Mitchell Taylor who the show reports was allegedly extorting money from a hotel in his community.  O'Donnell mentions that no one enjoys criticizing the credibility of the CCRB more that the police unions.

Pat Lynch’s letter to the CCRB decrying the way the board has followed the dictates of anti-police groups was quoted in a NY Post story called “CCRB kow-tows to Cop Bashers by Repainting Room.”

Sept. 16, 2014

Following yesterday’s call by Pat Lynch for the immediate dismissal of an axe wielding CCRB board member Mitchell Taylor, the NY Post published an editorial supporting the PBA’s call for changes to the CCRB, including requiring complainants to swear to their complaints under penalty of perjury.

This week’s edition of the Chief Leader reports that Pat Lynch calls the hiring of 1,000 more police officers a good start but not nearly enough to quell hotspots of crime while keeping the city safe from terrorist acts.  In a second story regarding the reauthorization of the Zadroga 9/11 Bill, Pat Lynch is pictured at a  Ground Zero press conference along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,  Congress members Peter King, Carolyn Maloney and  Gerald Nadler.

Capital NY reports a meeting between PBA president Pat Lynch and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito where Lynch seeks a home rule meeting in support of legislation that would equalize disability benefits for police officers and firefighters who are in the Tier 3 pension system.

Sept. 15, 2014

In an op-ed piece in the Daily News, Pat Lynch lays out the problems that exist with the CCRB from a police officer’s perspective and calls for  “basic fairness” in the process and penalties for those who file baseless and/or false complaints against officers.

The PBA’s call for the dismissal of a violent member of the CCRB is noted in an article in the NY Post.  Read the entire quote here.

Sept. 13, 2014

The New York Post runs Pat Lynch's letter about DI Pegues under the headline "Consequences of a Criminal Cop.‎"

Sept. 12, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports on the CCRB’s release of “chokehold” complaints and reports part of Lynch’s belief that the CCRB has become and advocate for the bad guys instead of the impartial gatherer of facts it was designed to be.  On the same topic, the New York Post focuses on the inability of CCRB to identify what a chokehold is, supporting the PBA’s stance that the CCRB is inept and their stats therefore are unreliable. See the PBA press release on the CCRB.

Sept. 11, 2014

A follow up to Pat Lynch's lambasting of DI Corey Pegues, a thug turned cop turned thug again, aired on PIX 11 News noting that the officers of the 67 removed the former DI's photo and replaced it with a photo of murdered police officer Ed Byrne.

Sept. 10, 2014

Pat Lynch was honored to speak along with Commissioner Bratton and others at the NYPD Emerald Society’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony which features several pipe bands and orchestras.  See Pat Lynch's remarks and the entire event in a PBA recorded video.

Sept. 9, 2014

Noting in a CBS 2 News story that the NYPD fields 6,000 fewer officers today than on 9/11/01 (view PBA recorded, unedited interview here,) PBA president Pat Lynch calls for the hiring of 6,000 new officers.  He also states that it takes over a year to recruit, hire and train new police officers.  Lynch said that by the time we find out that staffing levels are too low, it’s too late to recover and that we are dangerously close to that point already.  In a separate report on PIX 11 (see PBA recorded, unedited video here) about cop/thug DI Corey Pegues, Lynch slams the former DI for his self-serving ways and calls for an investigation of his admitted crimes.  Read Lynch’s letter to the NY Post about this stain on the department here.

This week’s edition of the Chief Leader reports PBA president Pat Lynch’s comments regarding the UFT’s management like tactic to prevent teachers from supporting the NYPD and its officers and, in a story on body cameras, includes Lynch’s concern about practical use.

Following the admission of a former Deputy Inspector that he was a gang banger and concealed information about the murder of Police Officer Ed Byrne, Pat Lynch fired off a letter to the Post slamming former D.I . Pegues to express the disgust and disdain of all honest, hard working police officers.  The Post’s follow up story included some of Lynch’s remarks and the whole letter is yet to be published.  Read the whole letter here and see the Post article here.

Sept. 8, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch supports the reauthorization of the Zadroga bill for the next 25 years along with elected officials and labor leaders.  See Lynch’s remarks here; see also Part 1 of the entire news conference, and Part 2 of the entire news conference along with the Q&A that followed.

PBA president Pat Lynch joins elected and union officials to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga Act which provides treatment and support for responders who have contracted severe illness from exposure to toxins during the rescue, cleanup and recovery of the attack on the World Trade Center.  The story went national with too many TV reports to list. Here are the local stations that covered the event: NY 1 news; CBS 2 news; Fox news; and News 12

Following Commissioner Bratton’s testimony before the City Council Safety Committee, PBA president Pat Lynch informed the media that 1,000 additional police officers will help but that it is not nearly enough to fight crime and terrorism.  The PBA’s position was mentioned in a Fox 5 news report and a CBS 2 News story as well as in the Daily News, Post, Wall Street Journal, Metro, Observer and the Staten Island Advance.

Sept. 7, 2014

In a story on body cameras that aired Sunday night on WLNY TV, Pat Lynch is quoted regarding the PBA's concerns for the practical use of these cameras.

ABC television's "Eyewitness News Closeup with Diana Williams" aired a wide ranging discussion of body cameras on  police officers during which a civil libertarian agreed with PBA president Lynch's statement that there were still too many unanswered questions to be resolved before initiating a program. 

Sept. 6, 2014

Pat Lynch tells NY 1 News that the PBA is still challenging the federal decision that mandates a body cam pilot program and reiterates that there are still too many unanswered questions about their practical use.

Pat Lynch lashes out against the UFT’s outrageous, non-union like behavior in pressuring teachers not to wear shirts that support police officers and/or the NYPD.   Lynch slams them for using “management-like scare tactics” for warning teachers that inappropriate dress could result in a trip to the Chancellor’s office.  You can see the broadcast report by clicking on the station and you can see the complete, unedited video for each station by clicking on the (full PBA video) after each station designation.  The story was aired on NBC 4 news at 6 pm and 11 pm (full PBA video) ; ABC 7 News (full PBA video); CBS 2 News at 6 pm and 11 pm (full PBA video); and Fox 5 news at 5 pm and 10 pm (full PBA video). WINS radio and CBS radio also covered the story, as did the New York Post and Newsday.

Sept. 5, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch informs the media that the federally mandated body camera pilot program is part of the legal challenge still underway by the PBA and that there are still too many unanswered questions about how such a program would work in a practical sense.  Print stories ran in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Newsday; NY Times and the NY Post. Also covered on WABC News and WCBS News. See also PBA press release. See also PBA press release.

Sept. 4, 2014

During a wide ranging discussion about Al Sharpton on WABC radio’s Curtis and Kuby program, reporter Dominic Carter, who was a guest,  spoke about Pat Lynch’s defense of the officers in the Garner tragedy and his statement that a chokehold was not used.

An opinion piece calling for Pat Lynch’s resignation for the good of the city slams Lynch for saying, among other things, that Al Sharpton seeks to deny the officers in the Garner case the same due process granted anyone in our system of justice.  To their credit, the website doesn’t claim to be unbiased, proudly posting their motto: Progressive, tough, liberal news and opinion. 

Sept. 2, 2014

This week’s Chief Leader reports that the PBA’s long expired labor contract will be settled through binding arbitration before a panel established by the State’s Public Employment Relations Board.

August

Aug. 31, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch defends police officers who followed department protocols in order to obtain medical help for a man who was high on PCP and whose subsequent death was labeled a homicide by the Medical Examiner's office.  Lynch said the drug abuser is fully responsible for is own demise, not the officers who were preventing him from being a danger to himself and the public.  (See Lynch's full statement here.) Reports ran in the following newspapers : Daily News; Post; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Star Tribune and were aired on TV and radio on: CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; and on the following radio stations: WINS; CBS, ABC, WNYC, and Bloomberg.

Aug. 29, 2014

In a story about Police Commissioner Bratton's support for a body cam pilot program, amNY quotes Pat Lynch's previous statement that the PBA will reserve its decision on the cameras until more evidence of their effectiveness and impact on police officers is available.

Aug. 26, 2014

In this week’s edition of the Chief Leader, they report the PBA’s kickback against the UFT president’s support of Al Sharpton’s rally on SI and the call by the SI DA to put the Garner case before a grand jury.

Aug. 23, 2014

Pat Lynch is quoted in a NY Times story about the backlash against the UFT's sponsorship of Al Sharpton's anti-police rally, saying that Sharpton's goal is to deprive New York City police officers of due process.

In a second appearance on the Fox News morning program Fox & Friends, Pat Lynch discussed the silent majority of New Yorkers who support police officers instead of Al Sharpton's self-serving anti-police rally. He also discussed the impact of September 11 on police officers and their families, noting the more than 60 officers who have passed away due to 9/11-related illnesses since then, and the many more who continue to suffer.

Aug. 22, 2014

Pat Lynch appeared on the Fox News morning program "Fox & Friends" to discuss the Eric Garner case and Al Sharpton's anti-police rally.  He said that Sharpton's message that individuals "don't have to listen to the police" has led to an increasing number of resisting arrest cases, creating a dangerous situation for both police officers and the public.

In stories about the Public Advocate's press conference demonstrating body camera technology, the Staten Island Advance, the Daily News and CBS News report Pat Lynch's previous call for more investigation into their effectiveness and impact on the officers who carry them.  Lynch also noted that the real force behind the City's spending on legal settlements is its policy of settling even the most ridiculous and baseless claims, rather than fighting them to conclusion.

Aug. 20, 2014

Pat Lynch appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox to discuss the Eric Garner case and Al Sharpton's anti-police rally. Lynch noted once again that Sharpton has never been a credible leader, saying that elected officials have put him on pedestal simply because they are "afraid" of his media influence.

On WABC Radio's "The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby," Lynch said that he was glad to see that many teachers were outraged by their union's decision to co-sponsor Al Sharpton's anti-police rally, especially since many teachers have police officers in their family, and vice versa.

Pat Lynch's call for a fair review of the facts by the grand jury in the Eric Gardner case is reported by the Times, Daily News, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.  Read the full statement here.  Speaking with reporters with from ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News and WOR Radio outside the 6th Pct., Lynch noted that it makes no sense to criticize the fairness of the Staten Island DA's investigation before it has been completed.

Aug. 19, 2014 Editorials in the Post and Chief-Leader reference Pat Lynch's letter blasting UFT president Michael Mulgrew for backing Al Sharpton's anti-police march. The Post notes that many rank-and-file UFT members are outraged by the decision, as well.
Aug. 18, 2014 Pat Lynch’s outrage at UFT President Mike Mulgrew’s co- sponsorship of Al Sharpton’s upcoming anti-police rally is echoed in the Post by a liberal assemblyman and the chairman of the conservative party. Lynch’s criticism of Mulgrew’s actions is praised in an editorial in the Post.
Aug. 17, 2014 In an open letter and interview in the Post, Pat Lynch slammed UFT President Michael Mulgrew's decisi‎on to involve his union in Al Sharpton's march in response to the death of Eric Garner, which has nothing to do with teachers.
Aug. 15, 2014 Pat Lynch responds to a news conference by "Black Law Enforcement Professionals" who claim the officers involved in the Garner case should be "charged, prosecuted and jailed" by saying the that the PBA offers no apology for vehemently defending these officers against a rush to judgment in this case.  Stories aired on NY 1 News; ABC 7 News; NBC 4 News and PIX 11 News.
Aug. 14, 2014

WABC radio's talk program called "The Drive Home" with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby spoke about Lynch's disappointment that the Mayor hadn't said publically that resisting arrest is a crime and people shouldn't do it.  The Mayor eventually sent the same message.

Aug. 13, 2014 The New York Sun published an editorial on Aug. 9 supporting the PBA’s appeal to the Second Circuit in order to gain standing in the Federal “stop and frisk” case.  You will recall that the Bloomberg administration was fighting  Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling but when the new mayor was elected, he withdrew the opposition to it leaving police officers with no voice in a ruling that will directly impact their jobs.  The Sun hit the main point of the union’s argument that “If the city wasn’t going to defend their [police officers'] good name, they [the PBA] wanted to be able to do so.”  Read the full editorial.
Aug. 12, 2014 This edition of the The Chief Leader reports on the PBA/SBA news conference that took on race baiters, police haters and updated the latest information in the Garner case.  The Chief also wrote an editorial regarding Sharpton and the unions.

CBS News reports the Public Advocate's “money saving” plan of putting body cams on police officers.  Pat Lynch notes that while the PA cites the $152 million spent settling lawsuits against police officers,  that the city settles even the most “frivolous and baseless” lawsuits without a fight and that encourages even more “quick buck” lawsuits to be filed.

Aug. 10, 2014 PIX 11’s Close Up with Marvin Scott:  Pat Lynch continues the PBA’s fierce defense of the officers in the Garner case in a wide ranging interview with veteran TV reporter Marvin Scott.
Aug. 9, 2014 At the end of a story in the NY Post about the protest march over the Verrazano bridge being moved, the report mentions the PBA's slam of the ME's politicized cause of death finding and Pat Lynch's insistence that it was not a chokehold and that Mr. Garner should not have resisted arrest.
Aug. 8, 2014

The Amsterdam News has named an illness after Pat Lynch... click here to read “The Patrick Lynch syndrome” and be sure to read the comment at the bottom.

Pat Lynch’s belief that Sharpton shouldn’t have been given a special place at the “round table” in City Hall is mentioned in a Post story about the Mayor’s reaction to Sharpton’s grandstanding.  Lynch is also quoted in an opinion column by the Post’s Andrea Peyser.  In a Daily News story about the Chief of Department’s involvement in enforcing laws that led to the Garner tragedy, Lynch explains that police don’t chose which laws to enforce.  In a Daily News column by Denis Hamill he attempts to recover from his rush to judgment in the Garner case by presenting a wide variety of diverse opinions on both side of the issue.

Aug. 7, 2014 Pat Lynch explains in the Post why the union would oppose a part time employee program for retirees and comments on the potential for a Sharpton march over the Verrazano Bridge.  Read Lynch’s entire comments on the retiree program here and the Sharpton march here.
Aug. 6, 2014 While the whirlwind surrounding a death in custody continues, Pat Lynch continues to support and defend the officers involved through appearances in mass media.  Here is an interview he did on New York 1’s Inside City Hall on August 6.

The PBA/SBA news conference conducted to answer the race baiters, resisting arrest and to set the record straight on the Garner case generated news and editorial coverage both positive and negative in the following media: Post editorial; Wall Street Journal ; Daily News story; Daily News editorial; Newsday; DNAInfo; and the New York Times which buried the union story in CCRB story.

Pat Lynch is live on the John Gambling Show to discuss the Garner case and the rush to judgment of our officers. WPIX also covers the PBA/SBA conference on its morning show.
Aug. 5, 2014 The PBA and SBA conducted a joint news conference to address police haters, resisting arrest and to set the record straight on the tragic death in custody of Eric Garner.  The conference is covered on WPIX News, Fox News, WABC News, WCBS News, WNBC News and WNYC radio. View the entire, unedited 36-minute long video shot by the PBA.

Press release: PBA and SBA presidents take police haters to task while presenting undisputable facts in the death of Mr. Garner
Aug. 4, 2014 The Staten Island Advance notes Pat Lynch’s “fierce defense” of his member’s actions in the arrest and death in custody of Eric Garner. The Post reports Lynch’s comments regarding city officials making it impossible for police to do their jobs. The Daily News reports Sharpton’s criticism of Lynch’s remarks that criminals have the most to gain from demonizing the good work of police officers. Lynch is quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Post, Newsday and the Times stories as well as on NY 1 News,CBS 2 News,NBC 4 News,Fox 5 News and PIX 11 News about the arrest of Ramsey Orta (who videoed the arrest of Eric Garner) for possession of an illegal handgun. Mr. Orta, who was also arrested for possession of an illegal handgun in June 2013, complained to the Staten Island Advance that he’s being set up because he recorded the arrest of Garner. See Pat Lynch's full statement.
Aug. 3, 2014 ABC 7 News reports the arrest of Ramsey Orta who shot the Garner arrest video with a comment from Pat Lynch.  NY 1 News reports on Lynch's comment on a radio program about how distraught the officer is who was involved in the death in custody.

Press Release: PBA President addresses the arrest of Ramsey Orta (Garner video) for illegal firearms possession
Aug. 2, 2014 The Daily News, Post, Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal and the Staten Island Advance and NY1 News report the preliminary cause of death in Garner case with PBA president Pat Lynch's remarks focusing on the deceased's serious health problems and resistance to arrest.  The Daily News was critical of the union's response in an editorial. See also Pat Lynch's entire statement.
Aug. 1, 2014 The PBA responds to the Medical Examiner’s findings in the death of Eric Garner.  Reports on NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; PIX 11 News and WNYC Radio all include PBA president Pat Lynch’s statement.

Press Release: Reaction to Medical Examiner's findings in the death of Eric Garner
July
July 31, 2014 In reports in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Daily News and the Post about a court decision allowing the City to go forward with reforms to stop and frisk policies, Pat Lynch says that the union will appeal to the panel that has jurisdiction and that police officers deserve to have a voice in reforms that will have a direct impact them. See PBA press release.
July 29, 2014 The Chief Leader catches up on the death in custody on Staten Island story and quotes Pat Lynch saying that the officers involved should not have been placed on modified assignment.  Another Chief Leader story on the disciplinary bill that is on the Governor’s desk for consideration has Lynch effectively countering the New York Civil Liberties Union’s misrepresentation of what the legislation will do if passed.  NYCLU says it will make police immune from discipline while Lynch sets the record straight saying it will simply allow for a discussion about discipline between unions and management and it will protect everyone’s civil rights including those of police officers.
July 28, 2014

The second segment of Dominic Carter’s interview with Pat Lynch on the death in custody runs on RNN’s Richard French program.  Click here to watch an unedited, PBA recorded video of the entire interview.

July 27, 2014

Lengthy reports on NY 1 News and NBC 4 News about the death in custody include Pat Lynch’s statement about arrest video’s being only partial information that demands complete review before reaching conclusions.

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.