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. See also collected Op-Eds and Letters by Pat Lynch.

2015

 
June 30, 2015

Pat Lynch’s objections to so-called “police reform” bills debated by the City Council’s Public Safety Committee and opposed by the PC were mentioned in a report in Newsday saying it “….could have a further chilling impact on law enforcement."  A NY Post editorial opposing the bills quoted Lynch saying those who drafted them “have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy.”  Lynch’s comments were also reported on Fox TV, CBS 2 News and on WINS and WOR radio. 

The Chief Leader reports the PBA’s reaction to the hiring of 1,300 police officers quoting its president saying it was “…a drop in the bucket, since we have lost nearly 7,000 since 2001.  Understaffing not only empowers criminals, but it leads management to make bad policy decisions like quotas for police activities in an effort to compensate for the shortage. The city should fill the new Police Academy now and keep filling it until we reach Safe Streets, Safe City levels of staffing before crime gets out of control.”

June 29, 2015 The Post reports that the PBA is livid over the proposed “reforms” to be debated in the City Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting quoting Pat Lynch saying: “These pieces of legislation have been proposed by individuals who have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy in the dangerous business of fighting crime.”  The Daily News included the PBA’s opposition to the proposals in piece about gay organizations complaining about police searches and they quote Lynch saying [the proposed laws]: “are unnecessary and redundant and could have a further chilling impact on law enforcement that will make our streets more dangerous.”  Read the PBA’s press release here.
June 24, 2015 The Daily News and Newsday quote Pat Lynch on the hiring of 1,300 new police officers saying it’s “a drop in the bucket” and “understaffing empowers criminals and leads management to make bad policy decisions.”  In Newsday, Lynch also notes that because NYC police officers are not paid appropriately, that a reduction in overtime means a reduction in pay while the PC said that there was still money allotted for overtime.
June 23, 2015

Capital New York, Fox Channel 5 TV News, WABC Channel 7 TV News and WNBC Channel 4 TV News report Pat Lynch’s comment that hiring 1,000 more police officers is “a drop in the bucket” given the department is down by 7,000 since 2001. (See entire statement, and also the full, unedited PBA-recorded interviews with Fox, WABC and WNBC.) 

The Chief Leader reports on efforts to equalize police and firefighter disability benefits and supports that cause in an editorial.  The Chief also reports the UFA and UFO defense of disability pensions for firefighters and managers. 

The PBA’s insistence that a chokehold was not used in the arrest of Eric Garner is mentioned in a Chief story regarding the call to release grand jury minutes in that case.

June 16, 2015

The Legislative Gazette reports on the PBA/UFA rally in Albany and the political skullduggery by City Hall to undermine both unions’ efforts.  Pat Lynch is quoted at the rally saying:  "You'll talk to some downstate that'll say this is about dollars and cents and we know whether the patch says PD or the patch says FD, this is not about dollars and cents, this is about our brothers and sisters, this is about right and wrong.”

June 12, 2015

In an article about a recent increase in (justifiable) police-involved shootings, the New York Post quotes Pat Lynch saying, "The solution is to bring the NYPD  back to Safe Streets Safe City program level and for the city to stand behind and support police officers."

June 11, 2015

Over one hundred police officers joined Pat Lynch and PBA board members at the arraignment of cold blooded cop killer Demetrius Blackwell in Queens Criminal Court. Afterwards Lynch told assembled reporters that we gather to support the officer’s family and to send a message to the criminal community that when they attack one of us, they attack all of us. (See the full, unedited PBA-recorded video.)  Stories appeared in the Times Union; Newsday; NY Post; NY Daily News, the Wall Street Journal and on FOX TV News, WPIX TV News, News 12 Long Island TV News and WINS radio.

June 10, 2015

In a discussion regarding a city council member’s political future on National Public Radio, the commentator mentions the landslide win by Pat Lynch and notes that it is a clear indication that Lynch’s handling of the Mayor following the assassination of two police officers clearly reflected the voice of his members and that he has been given a “mandate” with his reelection victory.

WOR and WCBS radio continue to report Lynch’s call for the hiring of 2,000 officers twice a year in order to cap rising shootings and murders in the city.

The Times Ledger reports Lynch’s landslide victory and the Mayor’s reaction to it.

June 9, 2015

Speaking to reporters outside yesterday's Medal Day ceremony at 1 Police Plaza, Pat Lynch said that the Summer All Out initiative is a "bandaid approach" and that the only real solution for addressing the recent crime spike is to hire even more police officers than the 1,000 proposed by the City Council.  Reports appeared on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, CBS 880 radio and WOR radio.

June 8, 2015

The Chief Leader reports on Lynch’s reelection; his opposition to yet another disability proposal by de Blasio saying:  “Once again the Mayor conjures up yet another disability proposal out of thin air that is inadequate and shortsighted,” as he called for “full restoration of the Tier 2 disability benefits.”  The Chief editorialized on the need for the City to hire more police officers.  The Chief also quotes Lynch in a story about increases in shootings and homicides saying there are not enough cops and there is too much second guessing of their actions.

In PIX 11 news’s “Week in Politics” the anchor notes Lynch reelection with 70% of the vote saying “that says a lot…”

June 6, 2015

Reports of the Lynch landslide reelection appear in the NY Times; Daily News; NY Post; Newsday; the Wall Street Journal, DNAinfo and the Observer. News reports also appear on News12 TV Long Island, ABC TV Channel 7, CBS TV Channel 2, WPIX TV Channel 11, and New York 1 as well as WINS radio, WCBS radio, and WNYC radio.

Daily News story in which Mayor de Blasio and his wife long for the 70s, the years the paper noted of blackouts, riots, the Son of Sam and over 1,500 murders in the streets, Pat Lynch states that to stop shootings and murders that are on the rise, the city has to hire thousands of more police officers, train them to find illegal guns and stop second guessing them when a good stop doesn't produce a weapon. 

June 3, 2015

As reported in the Daily News, Newsday, ABC 7 News and New York 1 News, PBA president Pat Lynch says that the increase in shootings and murders are a result of a serious shortage of police officers, too many layers of oversight and “the constant second guessing” of police officers doing the difficult job of fighting crime.  Stories also appear in the Post, Times and Wall Street Journal.

June 1, 2015

Pat Lynch appeared on New York 1 News "Inside City Hall" for a lengthy, free wheeling discussion of staffing; contracts, arbitration all in the context of the PBA election. 

May 30, 2015

The PBA/UFA call for equalization of disability pension made during a news conference on the steps of City Hall and in testimony by Pat Lynch and Steve Cassidy was reported by: The Post; Wall Street Journal; Newsday; Daily News: Capital NY: DNAinfo; New York 1 TV News and WNYC radio.

May 29, 2015

The PBA and UFA conducted a news conference today on the steps of City Hall just prior to Pat Lynch and Steve Cassidy giving testimony to the City Council on the urgent need to equalize Tier 3 disability benefits.  Among the several hundred police officers and firefighters who attended a group of Tier 3 police officers who were all injured in the line of duty including: Rosa Rodriguez, James Li and Ken Healey.  The Comptroller and Public Advocate for the City spoke of the absolute need to correct this problem.  City council members and State Assemblyman Peter Abbate, who sponsored special legislation in Albany, all speak strongly in support of the legislation.  Click here to see and hear an excerpt of Pat Lynch’s remarks at the conference.The entire 29-minute news conference, including questions and answers from the press in an unedited PBA recorded video, is available here. 

DNAinfo reports that the State Senate passed a bill to equalize disability pensions across the state which includes NYC police officers and firefighters.  That is the first in a three step process (approval by the Assembly and a sign off by the Governor are still required to make it law) that may result in achieving at the state level what the City Council has prevented us from doing to date.  This is a direct result of the PBA’s multi-pronged approach to achieving disability equality for its members.

May 28, 2015

PBA president Pat Lynch alerts members to potential danger created by the unlawful use of an unauthorized mailing list provided to an unauthorized commercial mailing house by Brian Fusco’s STS slate.  Lynch’s concerns were reported in the Post and the Daily News.  Read his entire remarks here.

May 26, 2015

The Chief Leader interviews Pat Lynch regarding the election and reviews his team’s past accomplishments and history.  They also report on the “Finest of the Finest” ceremony conducted last week and publish a photo and caption of Lynch and others who were honored by the Columbia Association.  The Chief also reports on the combined Police/Fire reaction to de Blasio’s insufficient disability proposal.

May 24, 2015

The New York Post, Daily News and CBS radio report the victory in the PBA supported civil lawsuit against the NYPD’s Counseling Services Unit which damaged officer’s careers by basing diagnosis of alcohol abuse upon baseless claims by individuals who had ulterior motives.  PBA president Pat Lynch called the win “an important victory in our long-running campaign against mistreatment of police officers by the Department’s alcohol and substance abuse counseling unit.”  Read the entire press release with Lynch’s remarks here.

May 22, 2015

Fifty-one police officers were honored by their peers at the PBA’s “Finest of the Finest Awards” for incredible acts of bravery.  Stories were published in the Daily News and NY Post and broadcast on CBS 2 News; ABC 7 News; and New York 1 News.

May 21, 2015

The Daily News published a “curtain raiser” in advance of the PBA’s Finest of the Finest Awards luncheon at which police officers are honored by their peers for their courage and selflessness.

May 19, 2015

The Chief Leader reports the PBA and UFA’s firm opposition to de Blasio’s disability proposal and writes an editorial calling it “half-hearted.”

Pat Lynch speaks with PIX 11 News regarding a so called “art project” that simulates police shooting people with their hands up.

May 17, 2015

Reported in the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch calls a so-called "art project" where the viewer is "shot" after hearing "Police, put your hands up" a "piece of crap" that doesn't qualify as art, noting it is based upon a lie and misrepresents police use of force.

May 16, 2015

The Daily News, Wall Street Journal, WINS radio and CBS radio 880 report Gov. Cuomo’s support for Pat Lynch’s call to equalize disability benefits for all police officers. New York 1 News interviews Pat Lynch regarding the Governor’s support for equalizing disability benefits for police officers.

May 15, 2015

An Associated Press story reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sides with the police and fire unions in their fight to equalize disability pensions for all of their members.  The story, written by Colleen Long, went national and was reported in AP, Newsday; Capital NY, The Washington Times, Fox TV News; the San Francisco Gate, WCAX TV Vermont, the Daily Journal (upstate NY).  Cuomo’s support for Lynch’s call also aired on CBS 880 News radio; WNYC radio; and on WINS radio

In a NY Times story about fewer civilian complaints against NYC police officers but with more MOS caught lying about incidents, Pat Lynch calls for complainants to swear to their complaint under pain of perjury and is quoted saying “It is patently unjust that police officers are the only ones held accountable for the statements they make to C.C.R.B. investigators.” 

May 14, 2015

Associated Press reporter Colleen Long reports Governor Cuomo's absolute support for the equalization of disabilities for police officers and firefighters.

PBA president Pat Lynch and UFA president Steve Cassidy are quoted in the NY Post; Newsday and in Capital NY on Mayor de Blasio’s alternative to full Tier 2 disability benefits for police and firefighters hired after 2009 saying: “The plan is unacceptable” because it “leaves in place a two tiered disability structure with some police officers and firefighters having adequate disability protections and others with inferior benefits.” Read the entire joint Lynch/Cassidy release here.

May 9, 2015

The Daily News, Times, Post, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, NY1 News, WPIX News and WCBS radio report on the massive turnout for PO Moore’s funeral.  The Daily News editorializes saying “Brian Moore’s Life mattered.”   The Post writes about the return of some officers from Louisiana who also attended Officers Liu and Ramos’ funerals. 

The Daily News and Fox News report Pat Lynch’s comments about the “dire” need for more police officers.

The New York Times published a pre-election “profile” of Pat Lynch noting that he was elected to clean up a corrupt and ineffective union and reporting Lynch’s belief that his role is not to make himself popular with the public but to speak the minds and concerns of the members who elected him.

May 8, 2015

The NY Times quotes Pat Lynch saying of a budget without increased numbers of police: “A safe city thrives while a dangerous one dies”  while Fox 5 News quotes Lynch citing the "dire need" for more police to curb neighborhood shootings. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

May 6, 2015

New York 1 News and the NY Daily News report on the appearance of an improved relationship between the PBA and City Hall.

While reporting the tragic death of PO Moore, CNN News makes note of Lynch’s moving tribute that after NYC police officers honor their fallen brother, they will return to the job “with sadness in their eyes but bravery in their hearts.”

May 5, 2015

Print media report the passing of hero Police Officer Brian Moore.  Pat Lynch is quoted in several of the reports published in the Daily News; Wall Street Journal; NY Post; Newsday; NY Times and the Chief Leader

The Chief Leader and DNAinfo report on the changing relationship between City Hall and the PBA.

The Washington Post quotes Pat Lynch during the arraignment of Officer Moore’s killer saying “when you attack one of us, you attack all of us.”

May 4, 2015

Pat Lynch speaks at the hospital following the announcement of the passing of hero Police Officer Brian Moore.  Reports aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; National Public Radio; ABC 770 Radio’s Mike Gallagher show; ABC 770 news. See also the press release.

Following the horrendous shooting of Police Officer Brian Moore, Pat Lynch notes in the Daily News that “It’s getting too dangerous on the streets when everything turns into a confrontation…” and states in another Daily News article that NYC police officers will rise to the occasion and do their job, even with the pain of a brother officer’s serious injury.  Newsday and New York 1 News reports Lynch’s request that the public pray for police officer Moore and his family following a sobering visit to the hospital.   The NY Times reports Lynch’s lament that today, a call of “Police, don’t move” results in a fight or, as in this tragic case, gun fire.  The Wall Street Journal reports Mayor de Blasio’s praise for the leadership of the PBA despite previous confrontations.  Fox News; Fox’s Good Day NY; PIX 11 News; CBS News Radio 880; WINS Radio; ABC News RadioWOR radio news reports on the shooter’s arraignment and Lynch’s comments outside the Queen’s Courthouse.

April
Apr. 29, 2015

The Staten Island Advance, Capital NY and WINS radio report on the PBA & UFA's announcement of a joint march up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall on May 6 to demand equal disability pension benefits for police officers and firefighters.  Pat Lynch said the that the unions are calling on city leaders to honor their "moral obligation to protect police officer and firefighters who are injured in its service."  Police officers and firefighters participating in the march will gather at Battery Park's northeast corner at 10am on May 6.  For more details, see the full announcement.

Apr. 28, 2015

The Chief reports Pat Lynch's criticism of the Inspector General's suggestion that lawsuit data be used to evaluate police officers' performance. Lynch said that the proposal makes no sense because so many suits against police officers are "baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck."

Apr. 23, 2015

In the Post, Pat Lynch blasts a jury's failure to convict a "wannabe cop-killer" on the top charge of attempted murder for stabbing Police Officer Eder Loor in the head in 2012.  Lynch said it is "impossible to conceive of a reason why this jury got this verdict so wrong" and called on the judge to impose the maximum sentence allowed for the lesser conviction of assault.

Apr. 22, 2015

Pat Lynch argues that the IG’s report suggesting the use of lawsuit data to evaluate police officers’ performance makes no sense because most lawsuits are baseless and are filed to make a quick buck.  Lynch is quoted saying: “Given that many, if not most, of the lawsuits filed against New York City police officers are baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck, we don’t see where there is any validity to using them in evaluating the actions of individual officers."  Reports appeared in the Daily News, Post and in Capital NY as well as WCBS radio and WINS radio. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

The Wall Street Journal and WOR radio report that the NYPD is eliminating the “Quest for Excellence” productivity report that Pat Lynch called an attempt to legitimize quotas. In the story, Lynch said: “The Quest for Excellence is a “veiled attempt at legitimizing illegal enforcement quotas that this union has opposed since its introduction. Its elimination is long overdue and we applaud the change.  Time will tell if this is the first step toward the elimination of enforcement quotas.”

Apr. 21, 2015

The Chief Leader reports on Lynch’s call to require CCRB complainants to swear to their complaint under penalty of perjury.  Lynch said the PBA “has long advocated for such a change in the CCRB’s procedures....and we believe the time has come to effect its implementation.”  He continued that such a policy “falls short of rectifying the injustice and imbalance that currently exists.” He said the CCRB should go further, requiring that complainants and witnesses swear to the truth of their allegations before a complaint is accepted for filing.”

Apr. 14, 2015

The Post reports on Pat Lynch's letter to CCRB Chairman Richard Emery criticizing the board for backing away from a proposal to require complainants to swear to their statements under penalty of perjury.  Lynch noted that it is "patently unjust" that only police officers are held accountable for their statements to CCRB investigators, and that their careers are derailed by the mere filing of false, malicious complaints.  He called on the board to move forward with the proposed rule change and strengthen it by requiring complaints to be sworn at the time of filing. Read Lynch's letter and full statement.

The Chief reports on the PBA's efforts to seize the funds in cop-killer Herman Bell's prison account on behalf of the families of the two police officers that he and others ambushed and murdered.

Apr. 8, 2015 Cop-killer Herman Bell’s lawyer claims in a Daily News story that Bell has paid his debt to society and that the effort to seize his client’s inmate fund of over $10,000 is vengeance by the PBA.  Pat Lynch responded by saying: “Herman Bell can never repay the pain and suffering that he has inflicted on the families of two brave police officers and the city that they served.  He has denied two families the priceless warmth and love of a husband and father.  Absent a viable death penalty, justice will be served by Herman Bell remaining in prison for the rest of his life.”

Apr. 6, 2015

The Post and Daily News report on the PBA’s lawsuit to seize cop-killer Herman Bell’s inmate account for the families of the two police officers that he and others killed in cold blood in 1971.  PBA president Pat Lynch said: ““We believe that we have a solemn obligation to the families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty to do all that we can to help them physically, morally and financially.  The loss of these brave police officers continues to cause pain and difficulties for those left behind that never diminishes, even with the long passage of time.” 

In a separate Post story reporting Commissioner Bratton’s call to hire more police officers, PBA president Pat Lynch ups the ante by calling for the hiring of 6,000 more officers due to the increased demand for police services.

Apr. 1, 2015

Newsday reports on the PBA's ad campaign pressing city and state lawmakers to pass legislation equalizing disability benefits for New York City police officers.

March

Mar. 31, 2015

The Daily News’s gossip column called “Confidential” reports that some night club owners are reluctant to “get too close” to actor Lillo Brancato because of the PBA’s call to avoid supporting his acting career for his role in the death of police officer Daniel Enchautegui.

The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s call to avoid the movie which features actor/junkie/felon Lillo Brancato and reports on the annual charity show staged by the Inner Circle, a group of reporters who cover City Hall.  The satirical show is a send-up of the City’s most prominent people in the news and included several parody songs about the PBA and its president, Pat Lynch.

Mar. 26, 2015

The Daily News reports a dramatic change in disciplinary policy that shifts minor infractions to local Commanders while only major violations will be investigated and processed by IAB.  See Pat Lynch’s entire statement to the Daily News. 

CBS 2 TV news and Staten Island Advance report the PBA’s reaction to thug Lillo Brancato’s return to acting, noting Pat Lynch’s request for people to avoid seeing the movie.

Mar. 25, 2015

PBA president Pat Lynch tells actor turned junkie/burglar Lillo Brancato, who is in part responsible for the death of hero officer Daniel Enchautegui, to look for redemption and forgiveness “…somewhere else because he’s not going to find it among the ranks of NYC police officers.”  The story was reported in the Daily News; Post; on TMZ celebrity news; WABC TV News and WINS radio, and the Post had an additional story with the reaction of Daniel’s sister, Yolanda Nazario.

Mar. 24, 2015

In this week’s Chief Leader, Pat Lynch notes that the “personal rights pendulum has swung way out of control” with court ordered changes to patrol rules for apartment complexes.  Lynch also praises a federal court’s decision to require input from unions on changes to patrol policies and procedures requested by the federal monitor.  Following more misinformation from the Fusco campaign, he PBA president Lynch also set the record straight about the union’s political endorsement process.  The Chief Leader’s editorial for the week called “Fusco’s False Indictment” takes the insurgent to task while noting cases where former DA Joe Hynes sought and frequently got indictments against police officers.

Mar. 20, 2015

The Post, Daily News, Newsday, Courthouse News and WNYC news radio report on the Federal Court’s ruling that police unions should have input on changes to policy or procedures to be implemented by the federal monitor, noting PBA president Pat Lynch’s praise for the decision and pledge to protect the rights of the PBA’s  members.

Mar. 18, 2015

PBA president says Brian Fusco participated in the committee interview and “was energetically supportive of Thompson’s endorsement,” and “…seems to have forgotten the record of the previous Brooklyn DA, who never hesitated to indict a police officer,” in a Post story that reports the lies being spread by the insurgent candidate for PBA office regarding the race for Brooklyn DA.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

Mar. 17, 2015

Pat Lynch told the media that the court decision forcing the NYPD to change how to patrol public housing and apartment buildings  “…is protecting the rights of criminals while blatantly violating the rights of residents to have a home free of threats and criminality.”  Stories ran in the Post and the Daily News.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.   

The Daily News also reported the UFA’s rally to equalize disability benefits and quotes Pat Lynch calling it the city’s “moral obligation.”

Mar. 15, 2015

The Daily News and WCBS radio report PBA president Pat Lynch’s criticism of the idea of “customer satisfaction surveys” suggested by the Police Commissioner saying New Yorkers are not shy about voicing their opinion and any future investment in the NYPD should be to hire more officers.  See Lynch’s entire quote.

Mar. 13, 2015

The NY Post reports on proposed changes to CCRB policy that include important recommendations by the PBA.  Lynch says: “We will watch with great interest the reaction to these proposals and the end result will show us if they intend to be serious about civilian complaints in the future or if they will continue down the same, inept cop-bashing road.”  See Lynch’s entire statement here.

Mar. 12, 2015

WOR radio picked up a story reported in the Post regarding the impact of lessened marijuana enforcement and quotes Pat Lynch as saying reduced enforcement encourages more sales and violence between drug dealers making the streets less safe for everyone.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

Mar. 11, 2015

DNAInfo’s Murray Weiss reports on the upcoming PBA election in his column “On the Inside” where he quotes Pat Lynch saying: “One thing that I brought into this organization is being an outspoken leader, that we will defend you and represent you, even in controversies. We pride ourselves on being out there all the time, fighting the fight every day, whether it is City Hall or not. I brought that into the organization.”

Mar. 10, 2015

The New York Post reports an apparent conflict between the Mayor and PC regarding the impact of lessened enforcement of marijuana laws which includes a quote from Pat Lynch that says more drug dealing makes the streets more dangerous which requires more police to keep citizens safe.  Read Lynch’s entire statement.

This week’s Chief Leader reports Pat Lynch’s observation that the court required new SQF policy will make “…a difficult job more difficult and dangerous for our members.”  The Chief also editorializes on the issue noting: “Mr. Lynch, who to his credit complained about the illegal quotas at the time rather than hunkering down with the Mayor, last week lamented that the department, under pressure from the Federal court system, was making his members bear ‘responsibility for the problem that [the old regime] created.’” The Chief also reported on arbitration dates being set and changes to some patrol duties.

Mar. 9, 2015

Renowned veteran police reporter, Murray Weiss, writes in DNA Info “On the Inside” column that PBA president Pat Lynch has “no regrets” about his feud with the Mayor and believes that the pressure from the PBA and the general public was a “game changer” in the Mayor’s decision to show real support for NYC police officers. 

The NY Post reports the brutal beating of two officers in the Housing Bureau where Lynch calls for maximum punishment for the four arrested attackers.  See Lynch’s entire statement.

Mar. 6, 2015

PIX 11 News and 1010 WINS radio report PBA president Pat Lynch’s objection to new, more complex stop, question and frisk regulations.  Read Lynch’s entire reaction to the changes here.

Mar. 5, 2015

PBA president Pat Lynch speaks with CBS @ news’s Tony Aiello about the recently changed provision for stop, question and frisk.

Mar. 4, 2015

The Post, Newsday and Daily News report on new stop, question and frisk procedures  which PBA president Pat Lynch said will make “…a difficult job more difficult and dangerous for members.”  He also noted that it is unfairly placing the burden for a bad management policy on the shoulders of police officers.  See Lynch entire statement here. 

On a different topic, Capital NY’s Sally Goldenberg looks into the history of PBA contracts, past arbitration results and the challenge presented in the next arbitration case.

Mar. 3, 2015

Reports from this week’s Chief Leader:  PBA president Lynch slams quotas while he stands up for police officer’s rights saying; “New York City police officers have the same right and obligation to speak out against unjust or unfair policies as any other citizen.  This decision comes at an important time because despite management’s claim that they want quality not quantity, illegal quotas for police activities are, unfortunately, alive and well in the NYPD.”. 

In a story about political opponents proposing an “opt in” to Tier 6 pension for police officers that would double pension contributions from officers and only protect some, Lynch said:  “No political campaign should ever seek to undermine our efforts on behalf of our members, or to advance their own interests to the detriment of police officers and that’s what they are doing.” 

In a piece about the Governor’s plan to create an overseer for police related death grand juries, Lynch warned against structuring a system that would be more punitive toward police officers than to members of the public.

February

Feb. 27, 2015

Pat Lynch tells the media that the PBA has been warning about the dangers of quotas for over a decade and that police officers have the same right to speak out about unfair or unjust work practices as anyone else after the Appellate Court rules that a NYCLU/PBA suit on behalf of PO Craig Matthews can proceed.  Reports appear in the NY Times, BuzzFeed, Daily News and the NY Post.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

Feb. 26, 2015

The story about little Savannah Solis being honored by the NYPD aired on dozens of TV stations across the country on local affiliates of two main networks: CBS and ABC.   Representing all of the members of the NYC PBA, Pat Lynch expresses our appreciation for young Savannah’s support and kindness.

Capital NY reports Pat Lynch’s scolding his political opponents for putting their agenda ahead of the welfare of PBA members.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

Feb. 25, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports; “Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, “unquestionably” believes the comptroller’s analysis shows the city has the money to give officers the raises they are seeking…”  See Lynch’s full remarks calling for more, competitively paid professional police officers.

PBA president Pat Lynch and board members represent all PBA members at a tribute to 4th grader Savannah Solis who sent cards in support of the NYPD following the murder of POs Liu and Ramos.  CBS news reports: PBA President Pat Lynch said it’s people like Savannah who inspire New York City cops to keep going.“I’m here on behalf of every New York City police officer to say ‘thank you.’ Thank you for reminding us that across this country people like you appreciate folks like us.”  Lynch and PBA board members are also seen at the event in a report aired on PIX 11 News.

Feb. 24, 2015

The Chief Leader reports Pat Lynch’s objection to changes in the grand jury system noting that there “…should not be a separate system of justice for police officers.”    They also report on the PBA’s role in having the director of the Bronx Defenders dropped as an honoree by Harvard Law School where Lynch praised the decision and “…the need to support police officers and, even more importantly, the need to denounce violence against police officers.”

Feb. 20, 2015

Proof that the department still seeks "numbers" of summonses in the form of an illegal quota is reported in the NY Post.  Pat Lynch indicates that the department's call for "quality not quantity" is bunk and calls for a stop to quotas, citing the damage they have caused in police/community relations over the years.

Feb. 18, 2015

CBS News radio 880 reports Pat Lynch's objection to a "separate system of justice" for police officers following the NYS Chief Judge's suggestion that grand juries considering deaths or injuries in police cases should be overseen by a judge.

The NY Times quotes Pat Lynch’s objection to proposed changes in the Grand Jury system saying, in part, “The rule of law should apply evenly and fairly to all without exception. There should not be a separate system of justice for police officers.”  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

Feb. 17, 2015

The Post reports that Harvard Law School has cancelled its plans to honor Robin Steinberg who has been suspended for 60 day as director of the Bronx Defenders for participating in a cop-killer video.  Pat Lynch objected to her being honored in an earlier Post story and praises the decision to withdraw her as an honoree stating “…that they recognize the need to support police officers and, even more importantly, the need to denounce violence against police officers.”

The Daily News reports that cop-killer Bruce Lorick who murdered PO Joe Keegan in 1980 over the price of a subway ride, is so confident that he will be paroled, that he is lining up dates on a “meet an inmate” website.  Pat Lynch joins family members of the deceased officer in opposing the parole and is quoted saying in part: “Like all of the other cold-blooded cop-killers, Bruce Lorick should not be granted parole now or ever.” 

The Chief Leader reports on the surrender of PO Liang in the accidental shooting death in the Pink Houses and quotes Lynch’s call for due process for the officer.  An opinion piece on the same topic in the Chief discusses Lynch’s call to remember that the officer was patrolling one of the most dangerous housing projects in the city.

In a separate story in the Chief about the relationship between the police unions and the Mayor focusing on the need for more officers, Pat Lynch said  “It is an issue that impacts public safety as well as the safety and quality of life of our officers, who are being denied the time off they need to recharge and de-stress themselves from a high-pressure, high-risk job. If we are to keep the city safe from traditional crime and terrorism, then we must begin staffing up now because it is a slow process to recruit, hire and train police officers.”

Feb. 16, 2015

As reported by the New York Post, PBA president Pat Lynch questions an award being presented to the suspended head of the Bronx Defenders by Harvard noting that the university should be embarrassed by the selection lacking integrity and judgment. 

Feb. 11, 2015

With the indictment of an officer in the accidental discharge death of a man, Pat Lynch calls for the same due process for the officer as anyone else would receive and calls for consideration of the dangerous patrol duty the officer was assigned to do.  Reports appeared in: Daily News; Newsday; Wall Street Journal: Bloomberg News: NY Magazine: MSNBC Today (print): WSFA TV Troy NY: Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Also on ABC 7 TV News;  1010 WINS radio: CBS News radio 880: PIX 11 TV News: NPR/WNYC radio News.

This week’s Chief Leader covers Lynch’s seven-point plan to improve safety for officers and the public, and his call to disbar the Bronx Defenders attorneys who just resigned.

Feb. 9, 2015

Following an appearance in Bronx Criminal Court where dates were being set for the trial of six MOS in the ticket fixing case, Pat Lynch explains to several reporters that the officers should never have been charged with a crime and that the PBA has supported them and will continue to support them with the best attorneys and by appearing at virtually every court date in support of these wrongfully accused officers.  See a brief PBA recorded video here.

Feb. 7, 2015

Nine days after PBA president Pat Lynch called for the immediate purchase of new vests and the establishment of a replacement program for vests that have passed their warranty date, Mayor de Blasio, Council Speaker Viverito and Commissioner Bratton agreed to purchase the best available vests and replace old ones at a news conference held at the 34 Pct. Stories were published in the Daily News; Post; Wall Street Journal and Newsday and were aired on NY 1 News; NBC 4 News; CBS 2 News; News radio 880 AM; 1010 WINS radio; The Call on NY 1; The Ride Home with Rita Cosby on ABC radio 770.  Pat Lynch said the PBA has long been fighting for these programs and that it represents “true support” for NYC police officers. Read Lynch’s full statement on this issue.

Feb. 5, 2015

As reported in the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch expresses the gratitude of all PBA members to the Detroit Police Department for their investigation and arrest of a deranged man threatening to behead a NYC  police officer.

Pat Lynch discusses a wide range of topics with radio host John Gambling on AM 970 The Answer including excessive oversight of police, anti-police climate, relationship with the Mayor and PC, morale, the need for vests and more.

Following Commissioner Bratton’s and PBA president Pat Lynch’s testimony before the NYS Senate panel on police safety and public protection, Newsday reports Lynch’s call to add 7,000 officers to return to 1999 level staffing saying "If staffing is not increased, some of the public's calls for help will go unanswered.”  JP Updates reports Lynch’s seven-point plan to improve police and public safety which includes a moratorium on local police related law; hiring more officers; upgrading and replacing expired vests; equalizing pension disability benefits for Tier 3 officers; ensuring due process for police officers; providing anti-terrorism kits to every MOS and increasing penalties for assaulting police officers.   The Daily News reports the Commissioner and Lynch’s objections to a grand jury monitor in police related deaths with Lynch noting it “would effectively place police officers in a separate justice system. ...This is a blatantly unjust and inequitable concept.”   The NY Observer focused on the need to keep criminal procedure laws managed at the state level with Lynch saying ““Important issues of criminal justice deserve more careful, deliberate and reasoned consideration, and we believe that the legislature’s statewide purview leaves it better equipped to play that role.”  Capital NY reports Lynch’s call for a moratorium of local police related legislation, a vest upgrade and replacement program and the need for anti-terror weaponry and protection for patrol officers. CBS 2 News and WLNY news reported on the need to equip patrol officers with a terror kit and NBC 4 News reported on the senate hearing.

CBS Radio 880 reports on the PBA’s call to close the Bronx Defenders office for their role in a cop killer video.

Feb. 4, 2015

PBA-recorded video of Pat Lynch's testimony and excerpts from the following Q and A session before a Joint New York State Senate Committee, in which he outlines the PBA's proposals to increase protection for police officers and the public.

Feb. 3, 2015

In the Daily News, Pat Lynch calls for the prosecution on weapons and drug charges of a miscreant who the grand jury did not indict for posting “emoji” terrorist threats against police officers saying "A Legal Aid attorney claims that a police emoji with a gun emoji pointed at it was not a threat but he might feel differently if there was a Legal Aid attorney emoji with a gun pointed at it.”  Read Lynch’s entire statement.

The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s call to defund and investigate the Bronx Defenders for their role in the “Hands UP” cop-killer video.  The Chief also reports the Mayor’s change of heart regarding baseless and frivolous lawsuits against police officers but fails to mention that the PBA called for that action during the Bloomberg administration and more recently, last September, with the deBlasio administration.  (Read the press release and letters.)  Finally, a Chief editorial addresses three police oriented legal matters.

January

Jan. 30, 2015

A Department of Investigation probe that was initiated at the demands of the PBA determined that the Bronx Defenders knowingly participated in a video promoting the killing of police officers.  Upon the release of the DOI’s findings, Pat Lynch called for the shutting down of the organization and the disbarment of the lawyers (see press release) who participated in the “despicable video.”  The story went national and was covered in: Los Angeles Times; NY Post; Wall Street Journal; The Gothamist; NY Times; Daily News; and Time magazine. Videos appeared on Fox 5 News; CBS 2 News at 5 PM: ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; WLNY 1055 News; WOR radio news; WNYC radio news; CBS 2 News at 6 PM. See the entire, unedited PBA recorded interview with CBS 2 News’s Tony Aiello and Fox News’s Lisa Evers.

In a separate story, the PBA’s call to end the settlement of frivolous lawsuits against police officers has finally been heard by the Police Commissioner and Mayor.  The PBA called upon Mayor de Blasio and the Corporation Counsel to end the practice back in August 2014 (see press release and letter) and the point was driven home by a recent story about a man who attacked an officer with a machete being awarded a $5,000 settlement.  The city believes it cheaper to settle than fight the case in court. In a Post and Newsday story and on CBS 2 News, the PC and Mayor support the PBA’s call to fight these suits. 

Jan. 28, 2015

According to Capital NY, Pat Lynch’s call to purchase vests and establish a replacement program has been heard by the de Blasio administration whose spokesperson said purchases can begin now and a funding for a replacement program has been allotted.  The Daily News, Post and New York 1 also report on the story. See PBA press release.

Jan. 26, 2015

In the New York Post, AM NY, the Daily News and on KTSA radio, PBA president Pat Lynch calls for a halt to city and federal funding to the Bronx Defenders while calling for a thorough investigation of their participation in a rap video calling for the murder of police officers.  The PBA also institutes its own investigation of the issue, hiring an attorney who is the son of an officer killed in the line of duty to spearhead it. See PBA press release.

Jan. 23, 2015

The families of Police Officers Liu and Ramos joined Pat Lynch at the City Council’s vote to rename two streets in their honor.  The story was published in the Daily News; Capital NY and AM NY/Newsday and shown on ABC 7 News.

Jan. 19, 2015

New York 1 News and WINS radio report that Pat Lynch pressure put on City Hall was about getting real support for police officers not an apology from the mayor.

In a letter to the editor of Crain's New York Business, Pat Lynch challenges the magazine's description of the legislation to improve Tier 3 accident disability benefits as a "pension sweetener."

Jan. 17, 2015

The Daily News, Post and Newsday and NY 1 News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, 1010 WINS, and CBS 880 News radio report that Lynch is not concerned with polls of civilians saying “I fight for and speak for police officers of the City of New York and they are the only ones whose opinions I care about.”

NY 1 News reports the union's reaction to the purchase of new vests by the City Council where Pat Lynch praise the move but calls for a steady funding stream for regular replacement.

Jan. 16, 2015

In a Wall Street Journal story about more proposed anti-cop legislation that is before the City Council, Pat Lynch called it an example of the council meddling in NYPD affairs.  In a Daily News follow up story to the manufactured turmoil at the delegate’s meeting Lynch is quoted saying that the Mayor is the roadblock to many improvements for officers because “..he doesn’t care” and noted that it was de Blasio who was stirring it up.

Jan. 15, 2015

The NY Post ran a letter to the editor from Pat Lynch objecting to their Tier 3 editorial called “Paying Off Police” and calling for the equalization of benefits for all police officers.

In a separate story in the Post about de Blasio’s delight in PBA discord, Lynch said the agitators are “…doing the Mayor’s bidding” while saying in a different Post story about the ticket fixing trial that PBA has “been very vocal” about the unfairness of the indictment and has hired “the best counsel for each of the wrongfully accused police officers.”    In a New York Times story about the recent delegate’s meeting Lynch is quoted as saying that the agitators were “…using legitimate complaints about City Hall to repair their own weakened and damaged credibility.”   Dave Evans of ABC 7 News speaks with Pat Lynch regarding an opposition candidate in an upcoming election. 

Newsday, Capital NY all report on the Mayor’s comment that he could not apologize for his core beliefs while the Daily News reports on Lynch’s and Palladino’s meeting with Governor Cuomo.  A Daily News editorial makes the case that the Mayor has inflamed the bad relationship with his attitude by mistaking stubbornness for strength.

Jan. 14, 2015

The Observer and Politicker.com published a profile of PBA president Pat Lynch noting that he was famous, or infamous, depending on your perspective, and outlining his family’s union roots, his joining the force and ultimately his role as a “pugnacious union leader” who unapologetically and vehemently fights for his members.

For the second time in five weeks, agitators have put their personal political interest above the interest of the membership by violating the all important privacy of our delegate’s meetings. First, by making an audio recording of the meeting last month and sending it to reporters and then at the January meeting staging a loud confrontation for a reporter’s benefit.  In doing so, these traitors to the union effectively played right into the hands of our liberal, cop-hating Mayor by giving the false impression that the PBA was divided.  The 400 delegates who attended saw the truth that it was a handful of wannabes orchestrating it for reporters and who then phoned in false accounts to the media.  Here are the stories that these traitors generated that gives the false appearance of a union divided:  The Daily News; The Post: Newsday mentions it in a story about chokehold legislation.

Jan. 13, 2015

In reports in the Daily News, AM New York, Staten Island Advance and Metro newspapers and on NBC4 News and CBS radio, Lynch states that  the Inspector General’s chokehold report shows, among other things, an anti-police bias.  The Times's chokehold story mentions Lynch’s steadfast position that the officer in the Garner case did not use a chokehold.

The Post reports that, following Pat Lynch’s remarks on NPR radio, former PC Ray Kelly noted that the Mayor should apologize for creating a negative atmosphere between police and City Hall.  

In a Wall Street Journal report about Gov. Cuomo stepping in to mediate differences between police and the Mayor, a mayoral aide is reported to have said the anger is contract related which PBA president Lynch denies.

In a NY 1 News report Pat Lynch says that the PBA will be closely monitoring NYPD management for violations of contract and law regarding actions against officers alleged to lack productivity.

 Pat Lynch tells Fox 5 News in a story on terror prep that the PBA supports the department’s tactical memo to be alert and safe.

New York 1 News reports on the “Run for the Blue” car show where Pat Lynch notes the tremendous amount of support for NYC police officers from within and outside of NYC.

Jan. 12, 2015

A front page NY Times analysis of problems between the police and the Mayor takes an in depth look missteps by the mayor’s office.  The Post notes in an editorial that Pat Lynch should move over as the biggest thorn in the Mayor’s side to make room for Gov. Andrew Cuomo who may be ready to step into the mayor/police relationship issue.  Pat Lynch appears on Fox News 5 to support the tactical memo issued to warn MOS how to prevent attacks against police.

Jan. 10, 2015

A Daily News story reports Commissioner Bratton's statement that police activity is on the rise.  The Commissioner said he didn't know the specific cause of the reduced numbers and that he is more concerned about the future than the past.  The same article blames PBA president Lynch for a "slowdown" and goes a step farther by including an editorial called "Pat Lynch: Lawbreaker."  The Daily News also ran a column by a New Yorker citing the heroic work of a lone police officer some 30 years ago.  Newsday also reports on reduced summons issuance and quotes Pat Lynch as saying "our members are doing their jobs." CBS 880 radio news, 1010 WINS radio news and News 12 Long Island TV News all report that the police productivity slowdown was not a "union" slowdown and is costing the city millions in revenue.

Jan. 9, 2015

Newsday reports police unions suggestion for a mediator to step into the fray to resolve issues between the Mayor and Police.  Pat Lynch is quoted from his reaction to Gov. Cuomo’s 2nd inaugural speech as the voice of reason.  In a Newsday opinion piece Dan Janison reports the Mayor and Commissioner are caught between the cops and a hard place.  Columnist Jim Dwyer offers his observations in the Times about a drop in activity and the lack of a contract  while both NewsMax and the Lake Placid News report Lynch’s comments that City Hall is unwilling to resolve problems with police.

NY 1 News, CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News report on the PBA’s ad pushing back on allegations that police/mayoral problems are contract related.  News 12 Long Island follows up on the meeting between the five police unions and the police commissioner while PIX 11 News looks at the impact of less quality of life enforcement in a housing project.

Jan. 8, 2014

Speaking outside 1 Police Plaza following a meeting between the five police unions and Police Commissioner Bratton, Pat Lynch said that the unions' concerns about the safety of police officers and the public were discussed, but there is still no willingness on the part of City Hall to solve these problem.  Lynch's remarks were aired on ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, CBS 2 News, NPR and WINS radio. New York 1 also referenced the PBA's newspaper ads thanking New Yorkers for their support.  Print stories appeared in the Daily News, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, Metro, Reuters, DNAinfo and Capital New York.

The Daily News, AM New York and the Post reported on the hospital walkout of P.O. Aliro Pellerano, who was wounded Monday while responding to a robbery in the Bronx. Speaking at the hospital, Pat Lynch praised the bravery and dedication that Pellerano and his colleagues displayed in responding to the call even though they were about to go off duty.  He noted that any other New York City police officer would have done the same.  TV reports on Pellerano's release appeared on Fox 5 News, New York 1, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.

Capital NY reports that the PBA's campaign to improve accident disability benefits for pension Tier 3 members is gaining ground in the City Council, with more than half of Council Member signing onto a resolution in support of the change.

Jan. 7, 2015

WCBS 880 Radio reported Pat Lynch's praise for the swift apprehension of the suspects who wounded two police officers in the Bronx. Lynch said that cowardly thugs must know that "when you attack one of us, you attack all of us and that the NYPD will do all in its power to bring you to justice and to hold you accountable."

In an interview with the Observer, Pat Lynch said that the recent attacks on police officers have forced the already-understaffed NYPD to devote additional resources to protect its members so that they can protect the public.  These precautions come on top of the drain on resources caused by recent anti-police protests. Lynch's comments on the allegations of an organized "slowdown" were also reported by the Wall Street Journal, Capital New York, the Times, the Daily News, the Staten Island Advance and on PIX 11 News.

Jan. 6, 2015

In interviews on NPR's All Things Considered and with NewsMax TV's Steve Malzberg, Pat Lynch said that the expressions of frustration directed at Mayor de Blasio by police officers and their supporters are a result of the unchecked anti-police climate on the streets, in which every encounter with a police officer turns into a confrontation. The NPR interview was excerpted in stories on Huffington Post, Capital New York and PoliticoABC 7 News aired a portion of the NewsMax interview.

The Chief Leader covers the funeral of P.O. Wenjian Liu along with discussion of the tensions between police officers and City Hall.

Jan. 5, 2015 Amid the extensive coverage of the outpouring of love and respect for PO Liu shown at his funeral, there were sidebar stories about officers turning their backs on the mayor for the third time.  Pat Lynch called it a demonstration of how many officers feel and that it was organic and respectfully done. He also noted that his members have every right to express their feelings and that their feelings should be respected.  Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, Newsday and Wall Street Journal and on Fox 5 News, New York 1 News, NBC 4 News, and CNN.  Mike Daly of the Daily Beast writes about Pat Lynch’s handling of a difficult situation.
Jan. 4, 2015

Among extensive television coverage of the funeral of fallen police officer Wenjian Liu, PIX 11 News emphasized the outpouring of support from Liu's law enforcement brothers and sisters from departments nationwide. NBC 4 News and the Observer reported Pat Lynch's comment that the decision of some officers and members of the public to turn their backs to the Mayor was an organic gesture that deserves to be respected. Coverage of the funeral also appeared on ABC 7 News and CBS 2 News.

USA Today, the Huffington Post and Newsday reported on the sea of blue that filled the streets of Brooklyn today, as thousands of police officers from every corner of the country gave a final salute to a fallen brother, Wenjian Liu.

The Staten Island Advance interviewed some of the many officers from across the country who paid their respects at the wake for fallen police officer Wenjian Liu. Stories about the wake also appeared in Newsday and the Daily News and on CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, Fox News and News 12 Long Island.

Jan. 3, 2015

While the PBA continues its news blackout out of respect for the families of Officers Liu and Ramos, Pat Lynch's past comments from weeks ago continue to be repeated in breaking news reported in the Daily News and analysis on labor relations on Buzzfeed and in a history of feud between the PBA and the Mayor, also on Buzzfeed.

ABC 7 News reports on the Police Commissioner's memo about behavior at Officer Liu's funeral and uses a sound bite from Pat Lynch from after the five police unions met with the mayor and Bratton.

Jan. 1, 2015

Capital New York and NBC 4 News reported Pat Lynch's comments to Gov. Cuomo's second inaugural address. Lynch expressed his appreciation for Cuomo's call for respect and support for police officers.

2014

December
Dec. 31, 2014 The Post, the Daily News, the Times, Newsday, the Advance and Bloomberg News reported Pat Lynch's statement on behalf of the leaders of the five police unions following a meeting with the Mayor and Police Commissioner.  Lynch said no issues had been resolved and that "actions speak louder than words." Stories also aired on NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, New York 1 News, News 12 Long Island, WINS Radio and WOR Radio.

Dec. 30, 2014

On the same day that Mayor de Blasio met with police union leaders, DNAinfo's Murray Weiss reports that the Mayor's staff was busy contacting other New York elected officials, urging them to issue statements criticizing the PBA. The story was also picked up by the News and the Post.

NY1 News and Newsday report on the Police Academy graduation ceremony, which concluded with a solemn salute to fallen police officers Ramos and Liu. Additional reports appeared in the Staten Island Advance, the Post, the Wall Street Journal and the Observer.

Dec. 29, 2014

The Post publishes an op-ed piece that notes that New York City police officers have been the key to the city's economic prosperity over the past 20 years.

The Daily News, Newsday and New York 1 report Pat Lynch's expression of appreciation for the tens of thousands of police officers and others from around the country who attended the funeral of P.O. Rafael Ramos, as well as the large and small acts of kindness that police officers have received from average New Yorkers over the past week.

Dec. 28, 2014

CNN, the Daily News and the Staten Island Advance reported Pat Lynch's comments on the overwhelming turnout of police officers from around the country for the funeral of P.O. Rafael Ramos.  Lynch said he hopes for a similar turnout for the upcoming funeral of P.O. Wenjian Liu.  Reports on the funeral crowds also appeared on CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News. See also Pat Lynch's message of thanks.

Dec. 27, 2014

The NY Times, Daily News, Post, Staten Island Advance, USA Today and the Observer file reports on the funeral of PO Ramos.  The Times also reports Commissioner Bratton's announcement that both deceased officers have been promoted to Detective 1st grade.

Dec. 26, 2014

The outpouring of sympathy and prayers for Officers Ramos and Liu continue as the Times and Wall Street Journal report.  The NY Post offered a Christmas Eve op-ed piece that points to the lies being told about police as the source of protests and anti-police rhetoric.

WINS radio mentions the PBA's warning email to members in a story about threats against police while CBS 2 News and Spanish language Univision Ch. 41 caught Pat Lynch paying his respect to the fallen officers at the makeshift memorial at the scene.

Dec. 25, 2014

ABC 7 News reports the memo from Pat Lynch to members to take extra precautions during the time of threats against police. 

The Daily News reports the Mets brought some happiness to the sons of murdered PO Rafael Ramos by inviting two of his sons to suit up for spring training with the Mets.  The News also reports on donations made by the famous and not so famous to the families of our fallen heroes and that Jet Blue is offering to fly police from all over the country for the funerals. 

Capital NY reports that despite Pat Lynch's refusal to do interviews with the media out of respect for the families, his name continues to appear in the form of profiles in various papers.

Dec. 24, 2014

The New York Times profiled PBA president Pat Lynch in a front page story calling him a "shrewd tactician who, according tohis allies and those who have faced off against him, has proved adept at negotiating deals...and tangling with Mayoral administrations, Democrat and Republican alike..."  The Times also ran a story about how New Yorkers have been showing their appreciation for the work police officers do in many different ways. 

DNAinfo reports on comments made by Pat Lynch on gun and shield day at the police academy.

Dec. 23, 2014

Fox 5 News reports the continuing tension between police and City Hall.

Bloomberg News profiled Pat Lynch calling him “the sharpest thorn in de Blasio’s side.”

The Chief Leader reports on contract issues and the senseless shooting of Police Officers Liu and Ramos. The Staten Island Advance is one of many papers to run an Associated Press story about Pat Lynch called “Well Known for his Bite.”  The Huffington Post, MSNBC and CBS 2 News report on the Mayor’s loss of police officers’ trust while Newsday runs an opinion piece calling for the toning down of rhetoric.  Slate magazine reports police officers under attack while New York Magazine asks if de Blasio can unite the city. 

Dec. 22, 2014

Andrew Siff of NBC 4 News caught PBA president Pat Lynch leaving gun and shield day for his youngest son and Lynch made it clear that when he speaks to the media, he is expressing the feelings of NYC police officers. 

The Daily News published an editorial calling upon the Mayor to honor the memories Officers Ramos and Liu by "setting the record straight" on the bravery and restraint of the NYPD, while the Post called for respect and sympathy for the anger felt by police officers.  The Post also ran columns by Gerard Collins, an active MOS in Midtown South, and Michael Goodwin, both drawing the link between the assassination of Ramos and Liu and the recent anti-police protests and rhetoric.  The Times and the Observer reported on the history of strained relations between police officers and City Hall.

CBS 2 News, NY1 News, NBC 4 News, and Fox 5 News reported on the expressions of sympathy and support for the friends, families and colleagues of Police Officers Ramos and Liu that are still pouring in from across the city and country.  Additional reports on the PBA's response to their brutal assassination appeared on Fox 5 News, PBA Newshour, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, News 12 Long Island and WCBS radio.

Dec. 21, 2014

The Daily News, Times, Newsday, Post and Wall Street Journal report on the mindless execution of Police Officers Liu and Ramos.  The Post editorializes that the blame must be shouldered by City Hall for their placid response to anti-cop protestors.  The Wall Street Journal also writes about the troubled relations between the Mayor and police.

Dec. 20, 2014

On the same day that NYC PBA donated toys to struggling communities as reported on CBS 2 News, two police officer were assassinated in their patrol car.  The TV coverage was extensive and it is impossible to show it all here.  However, New York 1 News broadcast the entire union news conference that followed the removal of the fallen officers' bodies from Woodhull Hospital.  Stories with the union's reaction also ran on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1 News, Fox 5 News and PIX 11 news.

In an op-ed column in the Post, Pat Lynch says that it is unfair to expect police officers to tone down their frustrations until those stirring up anti-police attitudes do the same.

Dec. 19, 2014

Fox 5 News quoted Pat Lynch's praise for the officers who apprehended the second "miscreant" who is suspected of assaulting two police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge.  The report also mentioned the leaked audio tape in which Pat Lynch called for police officers to exercise discretion. See Pat Lynch's full remarks.

The Daily News, the News's The Shack Blog, the Post, CBS 2 News and WINS radio reported on the leaked audio tape in which Pat Lynch called on police officers to use discretion on the job.

Newspaper editorial boards around the city continued to weigh in on the tension between police officers and City Hall.  The Queens Chronicle noted that anti-police attitudes will erode public safety, while the Post pointed to Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's support for anti-police legislation as evidence of her true feelings about the NYPD. On the other side, the NY Times, the Daily News and the Queens Forum all attacked the PBA, with the Times drawing an outrageous parallel between the assaults on police officers by violent protestors and the PBA's criticism of the Mayor and Speaker.

Dec. 18, 2014

In an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity, Pat Lynch said that the Mayor is walking away from the police officers who are simply carrying out the policies he creates.

Capital NY reports on a leaked audio tape where Lynch calls for MOS use discretion on the job.

Capital NY, Fox News and WOR radio a report a call from Lynch for the Mayor not to meeting with protest organizers until they denounce assaults against police.

The Brooklyn Eagle and PIX 11 News ran a story about Lynch’s response to the BP honoring Eric Garner at a tree lighting. 

The Daily News, US  News and World Report and the Staten Island Advance report strained relations between the PBA and the Mayor.   

PIX 11 news reports lawsuits lodged against an officer in the Garner case where Lynch calls the officer a good cop.

Dec. 17, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, DNAInfo, WABC 7 News and WNBC 4 News reported Pat Lynch's call for the Mayor to decline to meet with protest organizers until they publicly denounce the individuals who assaulted two police officers earlier this week.

In a letter to the New York Times, Pat Lynch responded to the paper's editorial calling on Governor Cuomo to veto a bill that would restore police officers' right to bargain over disciplinary issues.  Lynch called the legislation a matter of fairness that will "simply return to police officers the same rights enjoyed by all other public-sector employees in the state."

Dec. 16, 2014

In an appearance on Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor alongside SBA president Ed Mullins, Pat Lynch said that City Hall's lack of support for police officers is worse than it has been at any point in the past 30 years.

In an interview with Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg, Pat Lynch said that the PBA's recent criticism of the Mayor is a reflection of the level of frustration felt by the union's members.

Pat Lynch's response to the Mayor's latest criticism of the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter was reported by Pix 11 News, CBS 2 News, NY1 News and WNYC radio.  Lynch said that the Mayor clearly "has no idea of just how angry New York City police officers are at him for his lack of support and for laying decades of society’s problems undeservedly at their feet.”

In a story about the New York Attorney General's request to prosecute death in police custody cases, The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch's statement that there is no reason to alter the existing system. 

In story about the city's recent contract settlement with some uniformed unions, the Chief noted the PBA's position that zeros in a contract are unacceptable.

Dec. 15, 2014

The Post reports Governor Cuomo's defense of the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter.  Cuomo said Pat Lynch is "making the point that police need protection, too, in situations like this, and need respect and consideration in situations like this.”

As reactions to the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter continue to reverberate, Newsday published a negative editorial while Daily News ran an op-ed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, in which the Cardinal attempts to mediate between outraged police officers and City Hall.

Dec. 14, 2014

In an interview on WPBS TV, Gov. Cuomo mentions that he's conferred with Pat Lynch on issues and addresses the question of a special prosecutor.

Fox News and the NY Post reported on the PBA's annual Holiday party for the family of fallen officers with a photo.

News media continue to report on the "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letter.  Reports were aired on WOR; WINS; WCBS; WNEW; and New York 1 News, WPIX News and WABC News.

Dec. 13, 2014

Outside the PBA's annual holiday party for the families of fallen officers, Pat Lynch addressed the "Do Not Insult My Sacrifice" letters with Fox 5 News, New York 1 and ABC 7 News.  See the unedited PBA video. Lynch's comments were also reported in the Daily News.

New York 1 news and WINS radio news report on the PBA's "Don't Insult My Sacrifice" letters made available to police officers on Friday asking both the Mayor and City Council Speaker to refrain attending their funeral in the result of a their line of duty death.  The Daily News published a straight news story and then added an anti-PBA slanted opinion piece and an editorial while the Post and Newsday's AM New York reported the story objectively.

Dec. 12, 2014

The Post reports on a horrendous rap video calling for the murder of police officers.  Pat Lynch called the video "despicable and inflammatory," and said that the PBA has forward it for investigation and consideration of possible criminal charges.  See Lynch's full comments.

Dec. 11, 2014

The Post, the Daily News' Daily Politics blog, the Observer and Capital NY report Pat Lynch's disgust with the City Council's double-talk and anti-police proposals in the wake of the Eric Garner.  Lynch also once again called for all civilian complaints to be sworn under penalty of perjury from the outset.  WINS radio also reported the story yesterday at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

Dec. 10, 2014

On WABC Radio with Geraldo Rivera, Pat Lynch said that all parents need to teach their children to cooperate with police officers.

In a wide-ranging interview on The John Gambling Show on AM 970 The Answer, Pat Lynch discussed the failure of local and national leaders to stand up for police officers, as well as the need for New York City to pay its police officers a competitive wage.

In a story about P.O. Daniel Pantaleo being questioned by Internal Affairs this week, the Daily News quoted Pat Lynch's statement that Pantaleo is a model police officer who wants to get back out and serve his community.

Following the announcement of the City's contract settlement with a coalition of uniformed superior officers' unions, the New York Times, the Post and Capital New York report Pat Lynch's statement that PBA members are underpaid compared to their fellow police officers and that zeros in a contract are unacceptable.

Dec. 9, 2014

CNN aired an extended version of Pat Lynch's appearance defending police officers on Anderson Cooper 360.

In an interview with Dominic Carter on RNN and Fios 1, Pat Lynch takes on the rumors and misinformation surrounding last month's police-involved shooting in the Pink Houses and defends police officers against the "rabble-rousers and agitators" who insist that the police are wrong in every case. See also the full, unedited PBA-recorded part one and part two of the interview.

In an afternoon appearance on Fox News's Your World with Neil Cavuto, Pat Lynch cited this morning's shooting of a knife-wielding assailant in a Brooklyn synagogue — once again recorded on bystanders' cell phones — as an example of the increasing scrutiny on police officers as they confront extremely volatile and dangerous situations.

The Daily News and WNYC radio reports Lynch’s firm opposition to giving the state Attorney General the right to prosecute unarmed death in police custody cases.  (Read Lynch’s statement here.) 

New York 1 reported Pat Lynch's comments on both the Attorney General's request to prosecute death-in-custody cases and the City Council protest.

The Post reports City Council members' protest of the Garner decision and quotes Pat Lynch calling it “reprehensible.”

The Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in a story about the Grand Jury decision in the Garner case and in an article about de Blasio’s attitude towards police officers.

Dec. 8, 2014

Pat Lynch went on multiple cable news programs to defend police officers against the protestors and police-bashing elected officials who have piled on in the wake of Garner grand jury decision.  Lynch told Fox News's Megyn Kelly and Steve Malzberg of Newsmax TV that police officers place themselves in harm's way to protect all members of every community, while he challenged CNN's Anderson Cooper to say what cops should do when attempting to take a resisting individual into custody.

Speaking on WABC Radio's The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby, Pat Lynch said that police critics have forgotten what New York City was like before police officers reclaimed neighborhoods from chaos and made the streets safe.

Press release: PBA President on AG's request and City Council protest

In an inflammatory and outrageously misleading story in the Daily News, Pat Lynch talks about how police officers put themselves between danger and the public and honors the 80 officers who have died in the line of duty since 1999.

Dec. 6, 2014

Pat Lynch's op-ed piece "The Opposite of Respect: Mayor's Empty Words on Cops" was published in the NY Post along with an editorial calling for support of our police.  The Daily News praised police restraint with protestors.

Dec. 5, 2014

Coverage of the Pat Lynch's remarks at news conference on Thursday continue to reverberate through the news media and on talk and opinion shows across the country.  Notoriously liberal MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell called Lynch a liar who is paid to say anything to get his members out of problems like the Garner incident.  MSNBC's show "All In with Chris Hayes" also reported remarks for Lynch.  Other reports appeared on Fox 5 News (4:46 AM and 9:27 AM); Bloomberg radio; KTAL TV in Louisiana; WUSA TV; WNEW FM in Washington DC; WOR AM NY; and  "Good Day NY."

Continuing coverage of the PBA press conference and Pat Lynch's attack on the Mayor's lack of support for police officers appeared in the Daily News, the Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Observer, Capital NY and on CNN, PIX11 News, WNYC and 1010 WINS radio.  In another Post opinion piece, columnist Michael Goodwin calls de Blasio's comments a "slur" against police.

New York 1 News reported on the bodycam test which included the PBA's reaction to it.

Dec. 4, 2014

In a press conference at PBA headquarters and the follow-up Q&A session, PBA president Pat Lynch slammed Mayor de Blasio for "throwing New York City police officers under the bus" following a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict P.O. Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.

Following the announcement that a Staten Island grand jury would not indict P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, most media outlets reported Pat Lynch's comments that Officer Pantaleo never intended to harm Eric Garner and was simply attempting to take him into custody using a technique he learned in the academy.  Most also reported Officer Pantaleo's expression of condolences to Garner's family.  Stories appeared in the Post, Newsday, Capital News, the Staten Island Advance, the Daily News, and on ABC 7, NBC 4, WCBS 880 radio and 1010 WINS radio.

The Staten Island Advance, Newsday, the Times, the Washington Post, New York 1, MSNBC, Newsweek and CBS 2 TV news and WINS and CBS radio news report on the PBA press conference in which Pat Lynch slammed Mayor de Blasio for throwing police officers under the bus.  The Advance also ran a story quoting anonymous police officers' frustration with the Mayor's lack of support, while the Post published a supportive editorial.

Dec. 2, 2014

In the Daily News, Pat Lynch speaks up for female police officers who posted uniforms and civilian dress photos on Instagram.  See Lynch’s entire comment on the topic.

The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s comments regarding the dangers of patrolling housing projects and a call for a complete and thorough investigation in the tragic police related shooting death at the Pink Houses. 

In another Chief Leader story, Lynch bashes a Legal Aid Society program that labels some as “bad cops” based on CCRB complaints, baseless lawsuits and even news stories.  Read Lynch’s entire statement.

November

Nov. 25, 2014

The Chief Leader reports on the state of arbitration with the panel having been selected; the PBA’s fight to equalize disability benefits to Tier 3 officers; and report’s Pat Lynch’s reaction to the Mayor’s wife’s chief of staff taking a leave of absence. 

CBS 2 News reports on the NY Civil Liberties Union’s program to teach young people how to react to being stopped by a police officer and Pat Lynch’s comment about the program.

Nov. 23, 2014

PIX 11's Maggie Hickey reports on an NYCLU class offered to high schoolers about how to interact with police.  Pat Lynch's remarks about the program were included in the story.

Part of Pat Lynch's comments regarding the right of police to protect themselves and slamming police critics who speak for their own personal gain appeared in a Wall Street Journal story.  Read Lynch's entire comment here.
Nov. 22, 2014

In a NY Post story about fear in the city's housing projects, Pat Lynch explains that conditions make them dangerous for police and residents alike. The shooting and Pat Lynch's immediate response and later comments were also covered on WCBS Channel 2 News, WNBC Channel 4 News, and WABC Channel 7 News.

Nov. 19, 2014

The Epoch Times and Capital New York report the PBA’s continuing effort to equalize disability benefits for Tier 3 officers.  Pat Lynch told the media that the City Council’s refusal to bring the needed home rule message condemns recently hired police officers who suffer permanent disability on the job to a life of abject poverty and that there is a moral obligation to correct that injustice.

Nov. 18, 2014

This week’s Chief Leader editorializes about the PBA’s efforts to equalize Tier 2 and 3 disability benefits, reports Lynch’s comments on more anti-police bills by the City Council and posts a Chief Leader recorded video of Pat Lynch on the topic. 

The other major story reported on and editorialized by most media was the announcement by the Mayor’s wife’s Chief of Staff, Rachel Noerdlinger, who lives with a convicted murderer and whose son was recently arrested for the fourth time this weekend,  is taking a leave of absence.  Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, Post, Daily News, NY Times, WCBS Channel 2 News, New York 1 News, and WNYC radio all reported the story with Pat Lynch’s comments questioning the need for the position and noting that if it must be filled for City Hall to appoint someone who appreciates the work police do and does not have an anti-police bias.  Read Lynch’s entire statement here.

The Post ran an editorial about the leave of absence and columnist Bob McManus opines that Lynch’s take on the situation was correct.

Nov. 14, 2014

Most local newspapers and electronic media report on the City Council’s ridiculous proposals to require police officers to obtain written or audio permission before conducting a search and another proposal to make the use of chokeholds by police a misdemeanor crime.  Pat Lynch said the proposal were unnecessary and would endanger police officers and the public.  Read Lynch's entire statement here. See print stories in the Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Staten Island Live, Newsday, and the Post, and video and audio from New York 1 News (from the Call show); WPIX News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News (6 pm) ; New York 1 News; ABC 7 News (4 pm); NBC 4 News; News radio 880; WINS News; 770 radio news.

Nov. 12, 2014

PBA president Pat Lynch says the City Council seems to be more interested in protecting criminals than the public.  Reports appear on CBS 2 News; WINS radio news; WOR radio news and PIX 11 news.

Nov. 11, 2014

In this week’s Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch calls attention to the inequity in disability benefits between officers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 while calling on the Mayor and City Council to grant the home rule message needed to pass legislation to fix the problem.  The Chief Leader also published an editorial in favor of equalizing the benefits.

The Chief also reports the PBA’s support of the appointment of Ben Tucker as the NYPD’s 1st Deputy Commissioner.

Lynch’ s concern that police officers will be “left holding the bag if crime rises because of a poor policy” in regards to the change in marijuana enforcement is noted in Daily News; Newsday; the Wall Street Journal; NY 1 News; Fox 5 News; NBC 4 News;  WINS radio news; News radio 880.

Nov. 6, 2014

Pat Lynch defends two officers as they are arraigned in Brooklyn court saying that when all the facts are presented the officers will be vindicated.  Stories were aired on; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; WINS radio; WOR radio; Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News; NY 1 News.

Pat Lynch praises Police Commissioner Bratton’s choice of Benjamin Tucker, a 22-year veteran of the NYPD, for 1st deputy commissioner.  Reports appeared in: Newsday; Capital New York; Daily News; Times and the Post, and on Fox 5 News.

Fox 5 News does a "first day on the job" follow up story on the appointment of 1st Dep. Com. Tucker where Lynch support for his appointment is noted.

Nov. 5, 2014 The NY Daily News, the Wall Street Journal and PIX 11 News reports Pat Lynch’s defense of two officers indicted in Brooklyn for the use of force in making an arrest.

Nov. 4, 2014

This week’s Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in a story and a “Razzle Dazzle” opinion column about the hypocrisy of letting a borough commander slide for fixing a violation for the mother of Eric Garner while PBA members are facing criminal charges for lesser acts of courtesy.   In an article about police contract going to arbitration, the city’s chief negotiator Bob Linn was “tight lipped” about the PBA’s ad (see ad) quoting him as saying “New York City police salaries are a laughingstock; throughout the nation everyone knows that city cops are underpaid.”  The paper also reports that following a court decision denying the PBA the right to intervene in the federal stop and frisk case, Pat Lynch pledged to monitor every change made to ensure that the rights of NYC police officers are fully protected.

Nov. 3, 2014

Pat Lynch calls the reduced disability benefits for police in the Tier 3 pension plan “morally wrong” and notes that it is “not a financial issue, it is a very clear issue of right and wrong..” in a story by Murray Weiss published in DNAinfo. See Pat Lynch's full remarks.

Nov. 1, 2014

On CBS 2 News Pat Lynch calls for better weaponry and training to prepare NYC police officers to handle lone-wolf terror attacks similar to the attack on four officers in Queens and one in Washington DC. See also the full, unedited PBA recorded video.

PBA president Pat Lynch pledges to closely monitor the implementation of any changes resulting from the stop, question and frisk federal suit following the latest court ruling. See New York 1 News, Fox 5 News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and WINS radio news.

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.