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March 28, 2018
PBA Opposes Posting of "De-Identified" Records

The NYPD plans to post “de-identified” results of disciplinary proceedings on a website. PBA president Pat Lynch strenuously objects and stories appeared in the NY Daily News and NY Post. Read Lynch’s full letter to the Police Commissioner here.

March 20, 2018
Lynch Letter to New York Times

Pat Lynch sends a letter to the New York Times on how the Parole Board rules have exposed flaws in the system.

December 7, 2017
Lynch on Mayor's Hypocrisy

In an op-ed piece published by the Daily News, PBA president Pat Lynch takes Mayor de Blasio’s hypocritical “support” of unions to task.

October 27, 2016
Lynch Op-Ed on Community Policing

Pat Lynch’s NY Times op-ed article “For real community policing, let cops do their job” speaks the truth about the “new” community policing initiative.  Lynch argues that real community policing can’t happen when there aren’t enough police officers to do it. 

August 16, 2016
Lynch Calls for Competitive Wages

In an online op-ed for the Daily News, Pat Lynch points out that the Mayor's double-talk on "competitive wages" is just the latest in a series of actions showing that his support for working women and men does not extend to those who protect this city.

July 6, 2016
Letter to NY Post on Erroneous Editorial

The NY Post ran an edited version of Pat Lynch’s letter regarding their erroneous editorial on equalizing disability pensions.  Read the entire letter here.

May 19, 2016
Cops Need Mayor's Support

The Staten Island Advance published an op-ed column by Pat Lynch that says the support that police officers need from the Mayor is in actions…not just words.

January 5, 2016
NYPD Wants CCRB Yes/No Names

The News reports the NYPD’s request to the CCRB to provide a tally of yes and no votes in cases where complaints against officers are substantiated. PBA president Pat Lynch writes the Daily News in support of releasing that information noting that, unlike grand juries, board members are permanent fixtures who rule on many cases and whose biases can have a devastating impact on a police officer’s career. Chris Dunn of the NYCLU argues it leaves members vulnerable to retaliation by the department.

October 24, 2015
Lynch's Op-Ed on Need for Meaningful Mayoral Support

In an op-ed column in the NY Post, Pat Lynch says that criminals like the one who murdered P.O. Randolph Holder once again feel emboldened to carry and use guns, and that police officers need sustained, meaningful support from City Hall — not just words of praise when a tragedy occurs — in order to restore order on the streets.

January 15, 2015
Letter to Post Objecting to Editorial

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.