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December 5, 2019
Lynch Points Out That NYPD Officers Paid 30% Less Than Other Local Forces

In a Daily News story about other uniformed unions negotiating a deal before the PBA’s arbitration, Pat Lynch commented: “The city’s current offer of below-inflation raises does not work for New York City police officers, who are underpaid by upwards of 30% in comparison to State Troopers, Port Authority police officers and others with whom we work side-by-side.  We look forward to making our case in arbitration.”

November 28, 2019
Lynch Gives Wake Up Call

Pat Lynch gives a wake up call about the true goals of anti-police advocates to the Queens DA’s office as they release a list of so-called “bad cops.“ Stories ran in the Daily News and the Post.

November 24, 2019
Lynch on Anti-Police Bias

The Hill reports Pat Lynch’s remarks regarding the current state of anti-police bias on the streets.

November 24, 2019
Police Widow Angry

Police widow, Margaret Mosomillo, is angry that the parole board did not give her an opportunity to address them in opposition to the release of a woman convicted in the killing of her husband. The story appeared in the NY Post

November 23, 2019
PBA Slams Parole Board For Not Notifying Widow of Hearing

The PBA slams the parole board for failing to allow police widow Margaret Mosomillo and her family an opportunity to present the victim’s impact statement opposing the release of a woman convicted in police officer Mosomillo’s murder.  Stories appeared in the Chief Leader and on CBS 2 news.  

November 22, 2019
PBA Warns of Dangers of New "Bail Reform" Law

The PBA participated in one of ten coordinated news conferences held across the state to bring attention to the dangers posed by the “bail reform” law that goes into effect on Jan. 1. Stories ran in the Daily News and on CBS 2 News; ABC 7 News; New York 1; News 12 Westchester; WNYC Radio and WINS Radio.

November 17, 2019
Lynch Warns of Consequences of New Parole Decisions

NY Post: Out of jail after trying to kill a cop, he’s caught with guns and gets a low bail and is on the streets. Pat Lynch warns it’s going to get worse.

November 16, 2019
Lynch Slams CCRB

Once again, PBA President Pat Lynch slams the CCRB for taking actions outside the scope of the city charter. Lynch focuses on the political aspects of the board meeting which violates city policies. The story ran in the Chief-Leader.

November 8, 2019
Lynch Warns About Consequences of New Laws

In the NY Post, citing the re-arrest for gun possession of a man who was jailed for shooting a police officer, Pat Lynch warns that this is the type of criminals who will be put back on the streets instantly under new laws that become effective on Jan 1. The Staten Island Advance reports the PBA’s objections to the Brooklyn DA publishing a list of “bad cops.”

November 7, 2019
Lynch Slams Brooklyn DA for Releasing List of Names

PBA president Pat Lynch slams Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzales saying he “sides with the criminals” for releasing the names of MOS on a so called “bad cops” list whom he will not call to testify. Stories appeared in the NY Times, Daily News, and Post.

November 5, 2019
Pat Lynch Speaks to the Appointment of Dermot Shea

Pat Lynch speaks to the appointment of Dermot Shea as Police Commissioner.  Print stories appeared in: ; UPI; Metro.  Lynch’s remarks appeared on: News 12; Fox 5 News; CBS 880 radio; ABC 7 News; 1010 WINS Radio.

November 4, 2019
Pat Lynch on Anti-Police Protestors, CCRB

Pat Lynch tells PIX 11 News that anti-police protestors do not want justice, they want to attack police officers and stop all forms of law enforcement. CBS 880 radio news reports on ballot issues and notes that the PBA has been working to defeat the expansion of CCRB's authority and budget.

November 3, 2019
Pat Lynch on Anti-Police Protests

In a NY Post story about anti-police protests, PBA President Pat Lynch squarely places responsibility on the shoulders of elected officials who pander to the criminal element.

October 31, 2019
PBA’s Action on Defeating Expansion of CCRB’s Power

Gotham Gazette reports on the PBA’s activities aimed at defeating the expansion of CCRB’s power and funding.

October 28, 2019
PBA urges cops to vote no to proposal to strengthen CCRB

Pat Lynch’s photo and quotes are included in Daily News article on the lobbying effort to revise Charter to strengthen CCRB.

October 26, 2019
Officer Attacked: Now in Medically-Induced Coma

Media reports on the violent struggle with a resisting suspect left a 73 Pct. police officer in a medically-induced coma when another individual interferes with the arrest and smashed the officer in the head with a metal chair. Stories appeared in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, NBC national news, and on New York 1 News, CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News.

October 25, 2019
Lynch Says 50-A Repeal Advocates are Lying

Reports on a second day of State Senate hearings concerning Law 50-A which protects personnel records of police, fire and corrections officers. Pat Lynch weighs in, noting that those who are advocating repeal are lying about the law for the benefit of defense lawyers and criminals. Stories ran in: the Daily News, NY Post, and the Times Union.

October 24, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Pantaleo's Firing

A lawsuit was filed challenging the firing of PO Daniel Pantaleo. Stories were published in: Daily News; Post; Staten Island Advance; Times Union. Additional stories aired on: New York 1; News 12 Bronx; WINS; News Radio 880: ABC 7; CBS 2; Fios1: WNYC Radio, and Fox 5.

October 24, 2019
Lynch Opposes CCRB 'Power Grab'

New York 1 reports Pat Lynch’s objection to the upcoming CCRB “power grab” that will be question #2 on the ballot this election day. The PBA says vote “NO” on question # 2 on election day.

October 23, 2019
MOS Saved By His Vest

A MOS responding to a harassment call was saved by his vest when a naked gunmen fired at him. Fellow officers shot and killed the gunman. The officer was treated and released. Stories aired on: ABC 7 News; CBS Radio news; NBC 4 News and ABC Radio news.

October 12, 2019
New Names on Memorial Wall

At the unveiling of new names on the Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park City, Pat Lynch talks about the sacrifices made and the future of 9/11 illnesses.  Stories ran in the New York Post, WOR radio and CBS news radio.

October 6, 2019
PBA Blasts Bronx Defenders Lawyers

The Post reports on the PBA blasting attorneys for the Bronx Defenders, a publicly-funded legal aid organization, for a social media post using the death of hero P.O. Brian Mulkeen to demonize his fellow police officers.

October 5, 2019
Funeral for Police Officer Brian Mulkeen

A sea of blue turned out in Orange County for the funeral of fallen Bronx Anti-Crime Police Officer Brian Mulkeen. Stories appeared in the Daily News, the Post, the Staten Island Advance, the Chief-Leader, the Albany Times Union and on PIX 11 News, ABC 7 News, News 12 Westchester, Fios1 News, New York 1 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News and Fox 5 News.

October 1, 2019
Reports on Tragic Circumstances of PO Brian Mulkeen’s Death

News coverage reporting the tragic circumstances of PO Brian Mulkeen’s line of duty death was reported by: Wall Street Journal; Newsday; Staten Island Advance; Post, and the Daily News. The friendly fire tragedy was also reported by: CBS 2; NBC 4; Fox 5; ABC 7; PIX 11; News 12; WINS; News radio 880 and WABC Radio.

September 30, 2019
News Reports on Death of P.O. Brian Mulkeen

Reports on the tragic death of PO Brian Mulkeen appeared in: NY Times; Post; Newsday; Post (father remembers); Post (perpetrator); and Daily News (Tunnels to Tower race). Pat Lynch’s remarks about the tragedy were reported across the nation on radio. In NYC, stories were broadcast on: CBS 880; NBC 4; ABC 7; WINS; News 12; CBS 2; Fios1; and Fox 5.

September 27, 2019
Lynch Slams NYPD Mental Health Recommendations

Pat Lynch calls the NYPD/DOI initiative to improve police mental health, which includes and IAB component, an “absolutely wrong approach” in the NY Post, Fox 5 News, WINS Radio and the NBC 4 News website.

September 19, 2019
Lynch Accuses CCRB of Soliciting Complaints

In a story in the Post about increased CCRB complaints against POs, Pat Lynch states that the CCRB has been unlawfully soliciting complaints based on flimsy evidence in order to justify its desire to expand.

September 19, 2019
Officer Medina Released From Hospital

Wounded PO Vanesa Medina receives a huge ovation from fellow officers and the public as she is released from the hospital having sustained a gunshot wound to the left hand. Pat Lynch and PBA board members were on hand to cheer the heroic officer on while reports also noted that the gun used by the perp was a stolen NYPD weapon. Lynch praised all of the officer’s actions and noted that every PO recognizes that it could have been them. Stories were broadcast on: NBC 4 news; NY 1 news; Fox 5 news; ABC 7 news. Print stories ran in: Daily News; SI Advance “warm send off” and “high level of respect.”

September 18, 2019
News Reports on Heroic Police Officer

A heroic female police officer was shot during a confrontation with an armed individual being sought in a domestic violence case on Staten Island. Stories were broadcast on: Fox 5 News; NY1 News and News radio 880. Print stories also appeared in: Wall Street Journal; two NY Post stories on the behavior of onlookers and the aftermath; and three stories in the Staten Island Advance on what we know, domestic violence, and the photo of a gun.

September 12, 2019
Memorial Ceremony at the 13th

A local community paper, Town & Village, covers the 9/11 ceremony at the 13th Precinct and highlights Pat Lynch’s remarks about how many MOS are suffering each day from the effects of exposure to toxins resulting from the attack on the WTC.

September 12, 2019
Cops Deserve Better Treatment

An opinion piece in the NY Post addresses pressures on NYC police officers including what Pat Lynch calls a “cop-hating” environment and the extreme low pay.  

September 6, 2019
Lynch Defends Members From Attacks

In a NY Post story reporting an assault on a police officer at the scene of a fire in the Bronx, Pat Lynch is quoted saying: “…but our city leaders need to wake up. If they keep encouraging cop-hatred and interference with our duties, lives will be lost because we were prevented from doing our job.”  A rambling opinion column in the NY Times questions if the NYPD is fighting with itself citing the department’s new “progressive” agenda and the PBA’s defense of its members and call for a cautious approach to handling jobs.

September 5, 2019
PC on Crime Statistics

During a news conference on crime statistics, the PC addresses questions about the possible impact on arrests of the PBA’s “caution” warning to its member following the firing of PO Pantaleo. Stories were aired on: NBC 4, PIX 11, WINS, NY 1, and News radio 880. Police Commissioner O’Neill was interviewed on FOX 5 and PIX 11 on a host of topics including crime statistics, decrease in arrests, the PBA’s reaction to the firing, police suicides, and his relationship with de Blasio.

August 29, 2019
News Reports on No Confidence Vote

News reports about the PBA‘s unanimous vote of no confidence in police commissioner O’Neill and Mayor de Blasio appeared in: the Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Post; AM NY; Staten Island Advance; CBS 2 News; PIX 11 news; Fox 5 news; NBC 4 news; New York 1 news; WABC radio news; WOR radio news and WINS radio news.

August 21, 2019
Pat Lynch Calls for Officers to Exercise “Utmost Caution” in Making Arrests Following Daniel Pantaleo’s Dismissal.

Articles appeared in the Post, News, and

August 20, 2019
Pat Lynch Slams Firing of Daniel Pantaleo, Saying NYPD Officers Are “in Distress.”

Print articles appeared in the Daily News, NY Post on PBA actions and Mayor's response to PBA, Newsday, Associated Press, Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Reuters, Staten Island Advance, and Slate. See and hear TV and radio coverage on NBC 4ABC 7, New York 1, Fox 5, PIX 11, CBS 2, CNN, NPR, CBS 880 radio, 1010 WINS radio, and WOR Radio.

August 19, 2019
PBA Press Conference on Firing of PO Pantaleo

Watch the full, PBA-recorded press conference on the firing of P.O. Pantaleo.

August 17, 2019
PO Echeverra's Sister Talks About Her Brother's Suicide

The sister of PO Robert Echeverra, Eileen, blames the disrespect, financial pressures and stress caused by the job for her brother's suicide. Her story and the efforts being taken to try and reduce the number of MOS suicides were reported by: Fox 5 NewsCBS 2 News; News 12 Westchester, and Newsradio 880.

August 17, 2019
Diane Piagentini Delivers Victim's Impact Statement

Police widow Diane Piagentini, whose husband Joe was assassinated along with his partner PO Waverly Jones in 1971, is supported by PBA president Pat Lynch, board members and uniformed officers as she speaks to the media before delivering her victim's impact statement to the Parole Board. Anthony Bottom, one of three BLA assassins convicted of the most vicious and sadistic police murder in the City's history is seeking parole, Stories ran on New York 1 News; CBS 2 News; Fox 5 News; News 12 Long Island and WINS Radio.

August 16, 2019
Reports on Lynch's Suicide Message

The Daily News reports on Pat Lynch’s video message to members about police suicide (see the entire video here) and the response from the PBA, department, and City Hall to the emergency. The Post also writes about Lynch’s video message. Stories were also broadcast on: Fox 5; News Radio 880, New York 1; WINS news, and News 12.

August 15, 2019
Message from Pat Lynch on NYPD Suicides

Please watch the video on this page or see it here.

August 15, 2019
Lynch on "Wrongheaded" Decision to Fire Pantaleo

In a Daily News story about the pending decision in the Garner case, Pat Lynch calls the CCRB chairman’s decision to reaffirm the penalty of termination “wrongheaded” and notes that both a local Grand Jury and the Department of Justice didn’t indict because no crime had been committed.

August 15, 2019
Incarcerate Cop-Killer Forever

The Daily News reports on the effort to keep notorious cop-killer, Anthony Bottom, who murdered police officers Piagentini and Jones in 1971, incarcerated.  Police widow, Diane Piagentini, will deliver her Victim’s Impact Statement to the Parole Board on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.  

August 13, 2019
Lynch Blasts Council Member Richards

A Daily News story reports on a letter sent by the PBA to residents of southeast Queens critical of anti-cop Council Member Donovan Richards.  The letter notes that Richards has done nothing for the community while using anti-cop rhetoric to bolster his name recognition for a run at a higher office.

August 10, 2019
Support for PBA Defense of Pantaleo

A letter to the editor published in the Chief-Leader written by a retired DOC employee supports Pat Lynch and his defense of his members. A letter published by the Staten Island Advance supports a local march in support of Police. An Op-Ed piece published in the Daily News examines the problem with the NYPD chokehold ban and supports the necessary actions taken in the Gardiner case by Police. An editorial in the Chief examines the PBA‘s response in defense of police officer Pantaleo.

August 8, 2019
MOS Come Out to Support Pantaleo

Active and retired MOS turn out in support of PO Daniel Pantaleo at a rally during Staten Island's National Night Out Against Crime event on the South Beach boardwalk. PBA board members George Winkler and Albert Acierno criticize the Mayor for his lack of support while retirees speak to the need to support and obey police. Covered on New York 1.

August 6, 2019
PBA Responds to Cuomo's Remarks on Water Attacks

In a story in the NY Post, Pat Lynch echoes Governor Cuomo’s comments about the recent water bucket attacks and blames the fact that the NYPD is frozen on “the complete lack of leadership from City Hall.” See the full statement here.

August 3, 2019
PBA Press Conference on the Pantaleo Decision

The PBA press conference slamming the horrendous Trial Room decision against P.O. Daniel Pantaleo was covered in print in the NY Post, Daily News, Staten Island Advance, Chief-Leader, Times Union, UK Daily Mail, and Daily Caller, and carried live on numerous TV and radio stations, including CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, CNN, NPR radio, 1010 WINS Radio, WABC Radio, WCBS 880 radio and Bloomberg News radio. Watch the PBA-recorded video of the entire press conference.

August 1, 2019
PBA Demonstrations Follow de Blasio As He Takes the Debate Stage

“Mayor de Blasio can’t run New York City, can’t run the country,” PBA members shouted as the mayor tried to get a word in edgewise inside the Fox Theater in Detroit. Stories appeared in the New York Post, on Fox 5 News, WCCT-TV (Hartford, CT), WOR radio, KIDnewsradio, and on

August 1, 2019
Pat Lynch and State Assemblymen Say Water Dousing of Cops Should be a Felony

“It may be a water bucket today, it may be a cement bucket tomorrow,” the PBA president declared at a City Hall press conference. Stories appeared on WPIX-TV, WINS radio, NPR radio, KTSA radio (San Antonio, TX), AM New York, and Staten Island Advance.

July 31, 2019
PBA Follows de Blasio to 2nd Presidential Debate

“Our part-time mayor thinks he can do his job from the campaign trail, so we’re bringing the to-do list to him,” said Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch, in curtain-raiser story in the NY Post.

July 26, 2019
Pat Lynch’s Condemnation of Water-Dousing Incident Continues to Make Nationwide News

Latest stories on water-dousing incidents appeared on Fox, which syndicates its pieces to affiliates nationwide, and CNN WIRE

July 25, 2019
Disorder on the Streets, Cont.

PBA President Pat Lynch continues his condemnation of the incident captured in viral videos that show uniformed officers being doused with water and otherwise harassed. The incident and his statement that the “NYPD is now frozen” and that “disorder controls the streets” drew nationwide attention. The latest stories appeared on Fox 5, which syndicated its piece to its affiliates nationwide, Newsday, Staten Island Advance, and KFSM.

July 23, 2019
Disorder on the Streets

PBA president Pat Lynch warns of disorder on the streets and blames anti-police rhetoric and elected officials for new policies and laws that prevent officers (read entire statement here) from taking action. His outrage was prompted by viral videos that show uniformed officers being pelted with water and one where the officers, who are making an arrest, get hit with water and a bucket. Stories appeared in: Daily News; AT&T News; the NY Post; and the Washington Post, and ran on Fox 5; New York 1; ABC 7; NBC 4; PIX 11; WINS and CBS 880 radio.

July 19, 2019
Letters to the Editors

In letters to the editors, PBA President Pat Lynch takes both the New York Times and the Daily News to task for publishing opinion pieces calling for the termination of PO Daniel Pantaleo. Lynch corrects the numerous errors, including statements about PO Pantaleo killing Mr. Garner, made in a Times editorial (read it here) and a Daily News opinion column (read it here).

July 18, 2019
More on DOJ Decision

Follow-up stories to the DOJ’s decision not to charge PO Pantaleo revolve around protests and rallies by Garner supporters. Most of them include Pat Lynch’s assertion that PO Pantaleo is a good and honorable officer who is not responsible for Garner’s death.  Stories appeared on:  Fox 5 News; NBC 4 News; New York 1 News, WINS Radio and WTEN Albany news.

July 17, 2019
DOJ Will Not Charge Pantaleo

Pat Lynch calls PO Daniel Pantaleo a “good and honorable police officer” (see entire statement here) after the Department of Justice announced that they would not levy civil rights violation charges against him. Stories ran in: NY Times; Daily News; Newsday; Post, and on NBC 4; PIX 11; CBS 2; ABC 7; New York 1; News 12 Bronx; WINS radio: News radio 880 and WOR radio.

July 15, 2019
PBA Urges Passage of VCF Renewal

At a Ground Zero press conference with members of Congress and 9/11 first responders, PBA Treasurer Pat Hendry underscores the urgent need for the Senate to pass the permanent renewal of the Victims Compensation Fund, which cleared the house on Friday.

July 11, 2019
Lynch's Editorial on On The Job Suicides

PBA president Pat Lynch writes in the Daily News about on the job suicides and steps that can help to reduce them.

July 7, 2019
Editorials on de Blasio's Incompetence and on Congestion Pricing Exemption

In an editorial that notes “de Blasio’s apparent fear of police union tough guys like PBA President Patrick Lynch” the Daily News questions the Mayor’s ability to handle national union issues. A Post editorial regarding congestion pricing notes Lynch’s call for an exception to be made for NYC police officers.

June 28, 2019
More on Miami Protests

Second day coverage of the PBA’s Miami protest against de Blasio’s Presidential campaign — including Lynch slamming the Mayor for resurrecting his anti-police rhetoric — appeared in: Post, Daily Caller, and Townhall.  The Mayor reacts to Lynch’s criticism in the Post. Fox 5 Chasing News and WABC radio’s Curtis Sliwa show report on the PBA’s protest.

June 27, 2019
News Reports of PBA Debate Protests

Reports about the PBA’s protest of Mayor de Blasio at the Democrats' debate in Miami were reported in: the Post, Breitbart, Politico, and MSN. Stories were broadcast on: ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News, WPIX 11 News, New York 1, CBS 2 News, and WINS Radio.

June 25, 2019
PBA Takes On de Blasio at Debate Site

The Daily News and WINS radio report that a contingent of PBA members join Pat Lynch and travel to Miami Beach, Florida to protest mayor de Blasio‘s inability to pay police officers a fair wage as he runs for president.

June 17, 2019
The Story of the 1980 Norco Bank Robbery

Peter Houlahan has recently published a book entitled "Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery In American History".

Mr. Houlahan will be discussing his book Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm at McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, NYC, using a multimedia presentation, including dramatic audio of the actual police radio traffic and interrogations of the captured bank robbers, photographs, and maps to bring the Norco Bank Robbery to life. See details of the book.

June 13, 2019
Lynch and Board Re-Elected Unopposed

Lynch's re-election to a sixth term was reported by New York 1 and Board and WINS radio. See press release here.

June 7, 2019
Day 7 of Pantaleo Trial

Closing arguments in the PO Pantaleo disciplinary trial were reported by: Wall Street Journal, Daily News, Post, Newsday, Times Union, Gothamist, and Courthouse News. Radio and TV stories were aired on: PIX 11; News 12 Bronx, New York 1, WNYC radio, News radio 880, ABC 7, NBC 4, WINS radio, and Fox 5.

June 6, 2019
Day 6 of Pantaleo Trial

The sixth day of the disciplinary trial of PO Daniel Pantaleo brought St. Louis’s Medical Examiner as an expert witness to the stand whose professional opinion is that Mr. Garner died of heart disease exacerbated by his interaction with police and not from a chokehold. Additionally, a retired NYPD Academy trainer testified that what he saw on the video was not a chokehold. Read the press release here. See broadcasting news about testimony given during this session of the trial: NBC 4, PIX 11, Fox 5, ABC 7, NY 1 and WNYC Radio; and focusing on the attendance of a staff member from the Dept. of Justice on News 12 Bronx and WMBC. Stories appeared in: Wall Street Journal, Post (instructor's testimony), Post (Pantaleo declines to testify), Newsday (union and family comments), Newsday (Garner could breathe), Gothamist.

May 30, 2019
PO Dalsh Veve Honored

The Post reports on the PBA’s Finest of the Finest ceremony during which PO Dalsh Veve, who was severely injured in the line of duty, was honored by his fellow police officers. See also the PBA photo gallery of the celebration.

May 30, 2019
Lynch Reacts Strongly to de Blasio's Teen Release Plan

PBA president Pat Lynch's strong reaction to Mayor de Blasio’s plan to release teenagers accused of a felony with no bail was reported on: Fox 5’s Chasing News; WABC Radio; New York 1; WINS Radio; Fox 5’s Good Day NY; NBC 4 News and WOR Radio.

May 29, 2019
Pat Lynch Assails de Blasio’s Bail Reform Proposals

The PBA President says "releasing teens who have committed armed robberies or serious assaults flies in the face of every police officer working to fight crime.” His comments were covered by the NY Post, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, and New York 1.

May 28, 2019
Lynch on Expansion of RAILS Program

PBA president Pat Lynch argues that the expansion of the NYPD’s RAILS tracking program is a result of mission creep by a Federal Monitor whose primary focus was Stop, Question and sometimes Frisk.  Newsday reports that despite a reduction of over 90% in SQF, the monitor and department continues to inflict additional unwarranted oversight on NYC police officers.

May 27, 2019
Fios 1 Interview in Full

Fios 1 news aired an extended version of an interview with Pat Lynch during which he addresses the Garner incident, the parole of cop killers and mayor de Blasio‘s run for president in part one. Part two of the segment is a discussion of the interview between the shows host Richard French, and the reporter, Dominic Carter.

May 26, 2019
Lynch Discusses Police Issues on Fios 1

PBA president Pat Lynch takes the Daily News editorial board to task for pre-judging the Eric Garner case. FiOS 1 News aired a discussion with Pat Lynch about the Garner case and paroling cop killers.

May 22, 2019
Day 5 of Pantaleo Trial

On the 5th day of PO Pantaleo’s disciplinary trial, PO Justin Damico testified on topics ranging from prior encounter with Eric Garner, attempts to avoid a physical confrontation and the belief that Garner was playing “possum” as part of his resisting arrest. Pat Lynch told the media about de-escalation attempts, perps who resist arrest, and policies requiring an arrest report be completed even when the suspect has died. The story was covered on TV and radio on: NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; New York 1 News; NPR Radio, and WOR Radio. Print stories appeared in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Post; Newsday; Gothamist; Staten Island Advance, and the Times Union.

May 20, 2019
Lynch on de Blasio's Candidacy

Retired MOS, Mark Claxton, protests de Blasio in South Carolina as the Mayor campaigns for the presidency. Pat Lynch’s assessment that a de Blasio presidency would be an “unmitigated disaster” was picked up by the Post, USSA News, The Hill, and PIX 11 News.

May 18, 2019
Lynch Takes on De Blasio

PBA President Pat Lynch appears on Fox News’s “Cavuto Live” taking De Blasio to task as the Mayor runs for President.

May 18, 2019
PBA Seeks Written Explanation for Denial of LOD injuries

The New York Post reports on the PBA lawsuit seeking written explanations for the NYPD‘s denial of line of duty injuries.

May 17, 2019
PBA Opposes De Blasio's 2020 Run

PlX 11 News reporter Craig Treadway notes that the PBA was out “en force” as  PBA 1st VP John Puglissi hammers De Blasio’s presidential bid as “a joke” and slams the Mayor as a phony progressive and an enemy of labor.  CBS 2 News shows PBA members protesting at De Blasio’s announcement that he is running for President.

May 17, 2019
Day 4 of the Pantaleo Trial

Pat Lynch says that community complaints led to the arrest of Eric Garner. Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, NY Times, Chief-Leader, Newsday and the Gothamist.

May 16, 2019
Day 3 of the Pantaleo Trial

The City’s medical examiner testifies that Eric Garner did not die from a chokehold. Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, another in the Post, Newsday, Albany Times Union, Staten Island Advance, Reuters, and Gothamist, and aired on PIX 11 news.

May 15, 2019
Lynch Says DAs Should Advocate for Victims, Not Criminals

In a PIX 11 News piece about an effort to give some criminals, even murderers, parole, Pat Lynch makes the point that District Attorneys have a responsibility to advocate for crime victims and not convicted criminals.

May 15, 2019
Day 2 of the Pantaleo Trial

After the second day of disciplinary hearings in the Garner case, PBA President Pat Lynch vows that the PBA will present as a witness the sergeant who trained P.O. Pantaleo in the “seatbelt takedown” maneuver, rebutting earlier testimony that the officer was not trained in that legal takedown. “If you want to know whether a police officer was trained in a certain technique,” said Lynch, “you should talk to the person who actually trained him.” Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, Chief-Leader, Staten Island Advance, Albany Times Union , Reuters, and the Gothamist. They aired on Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, then again on Fox 5.

May 14, 2019
Day 1 of the Pantaleo Trial

At the first day of disciplinary hearings in the Garner case, PBA President Pat Lynch states that PO Dan Pantaleo used a seatbelt maneuver taught at the Police Academy and not a chokehold to arrest Eric Garner. Lynch also noted that if the case is judged on the facts alone the officer will be acquitted. Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post; Albany Times Union, Staten Island Advance, and Reuters. They aired on: Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News; ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; New York 1; News 12 Bronx; WINS Radio; and News 12 Long Island.

May 13, 2019
Pantaleo Departmental Trial Begins

PBA President Pat Lynch appears in WCBS–TV News curtain-raiser before beginning of the trial of Daniel Pantaleo.

May 11, 2019
Judge Asks For Proof of a Crime

The Daily News, Staten Island Advance, and WINS radio report on an NYPD judge’s ruling that raises the bar for CCRB’s prosecution of P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, requiring proof that Pantaleo committed a crime rather than a Patrol Guide violation.

May 5, 2019
Lynch Responds to Commissioner

In a letter in the NY Post, Pat Lynch responds to Police Commissioner O’Neill’s op-ed column on Civil Rights Law Section 50-a by noting that attempting to appease anti-police activists will only expose cops to more harassment and threats.

May 1, 2019
PBA Challenge to CCRB

The PBA’s court challenge to the authority of the CCRB to prosecute the NYPD’s disciplinary case against Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the Eric Garner case was broadcast on WINS Radio, NBC 4 News and PIX 11 News, and covered in the NY Post.

April 26, 2019
Chief Reports on Special Delivery

The Chief Leader reports the massive PBA event in Albany in which over 400 MOS and more than a dozen family members of the fallen delivered over 800,000 letters to Parole Board headquarters.

April 25, 2019
PBA Delivers 800,000 Letters

Over 400 police officers and dozens of police widows delivered 800,000 letters in 360 boxes opposing parole for cop-killers to the Albany headquarters of the State Parole Board. Stories regarding the plan to deliver the letters were reported on NBC 13, Albany and NBC 4 NY’s Today show. A “delivery is happening now” story ran on NBC4 at 11 AM. The actual event was reported by NBC 4 News at 5PM; Spectrum Capital News; CBS 6 Albany; and WABC 770 AM radio. See also the PBA-recorded video of the event.

April 20, 2019
PO Vartanian Leaves Hospital

PO Justin Vartanian, who was shot in the armpit during a gunfight in which the perp was shot dead by police, leaves Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to the applause of dozens of colleagues. Pat Lynch addressed the media following the officer's release. Stories ran in the Daily News; Post and Newsday, and were broadcast on WOR Radio; CBS Radio; ABC Radio and NBC 4 News.

April 19, 2019
Officer Shot

A 34 Pct. anti-crime officer was shot once in the armpit by a gunman in a parking lot off Broadway in Washington Heights. The officer was expected to survive and the perp was killed by a fellow police officer. Stories ran on: News radio 880; NBC 4 News; New York 1 NewsNews 12 Bronx; and News 12 Westchester.

April 18, 2019
Judith Clark Released

PBA President Pat Lynch slams the NYS Parole Board decision (read entire statement here) to release Judith Clark. She was a Weather Underground member who killed two police officers and Brinks Truck security guard in Nyack, NY during the attempted heist of a Brinks armored truck. Stories were printed in: Chief-Leader, NY Daily News,  NY Times, Wall Street Journal. Stories were also broadcast on: New York 1 News; WINS Radio; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; News 12 Westchester and WOR Radio.

April 10, 2019
In Memory of PBA Afghanistan Veterans

On New York 1 News, following the combat death of FDNY Firefighter & Marine Reservist Christopher Slutman in Afghanistan, PBA Manhattan North Financial Secretary and Military Liaison Joe Strong discussed the service and sacrifices of the more than 1,000 NYPD MOS in active military service.

April 10, 2019
Lynch Argues Against Civil Rights law 50-a

Pat Lynch argues against the repeal of Civil Rights law 50-a in a New York Law Journal story about the movement to repeal the law.

April 8, 2019
Exempt Cops From Congestion Fees

In a Daily News op-ed, Pat Lynch calls for New York City police officers to be exempted from the proposed congestion pricing tolls in Lower Manhattan.

April 5, 2019
NYPD Chief Surgeon Says No Chokehold

In what some media call a “blockbuster” revelation, the NYPD Chief Surgeon indicates that PO Daniel Pantaleo did not employ a banned chokehold in the apprehension of Eric Garner. The report was revealed during a pre-trial motion meeting in the NYPD trial room. Stories were printed by the Daily News, NY Post, and the Gothamist. The story was also broadcast by: New York 1 News; CBS 2 News; Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News; WINS News, CBS 880 News, and WOR News.

April 2, 2019
Chief on Council Support Project

The Chief Leader reports on the PBA’s efforts to inform its members and the community regarding which City Council members are supportive of a fair market wage for police officers and those who are not.

March 30, 2019
Lillo Brancato No Role Model

in the Hudson County View, PBA President Patrick J. Lynch says Lillo Brancato is not a role model for anyone.

March 26, 2019
Chief on Council Support and Decision on Linn

The Chief Leader reports on the 41 City Council members who joined hundreds of PBA members in support of a fair market rate of pay and the court decision in Albany that challenged Bob Linn as the city’s arbitration rep.

March 26, 2019
Which Council Members Support MOS?

The PBA will distribute posters to every precinct, transit district and housing PSA that will depict the City Council members who do, and do not, support a fair market wage for MOS. Stories appeared in: the Post; New York 1 News; WINS radio news and CBS radio news.

March 20, 2019
City Council Members Demand Fair Pay for Our Members

Nearly three dozen City Council members sign a letter to the Mayor demanding a market rate of pay for NYC Police Officers.  The news conference supported by hundreds of PBA members announcing the letter was held on the steps of City Hall and covered by: NY 1 News; CBS News Radio 880, and 1010 WINS Radio. Read the letter signed by 37 Council members calling for a market wage for PBA members.

March 19, 2019
PBA Joins Council for Fair Pay

Nearly 300 PBA members and their families joined members of the New York City Council today on the steps of City Hall to demand a fair market rate of pay. See PBA-recorded video.

March 18, 2019
PBA to Hand Deliver Letters to Parole Board

Following the secret termination of a direct PBA to Parole Board link, Pat Lynch pledges that the union will hand deliver letters opposing the parole of cop killers directly to the Parole Board. Stories ran in: Daily News; NY Post and on CBS Radio.

March 13, 2019
PBA Wins Case to Protect Members

The Daily News and Post report on the PBA’s court victory to prevent the NYPD from releasing “de-identified” disciplinary summaries. Read Pat Lynch’s full statement here.

March 10, 2019
PBA Follows de Blasio to SC

New York 1 reports as de Blasio travels to South Carolina seeking the presidency, the NYCPBA’s  message of “no friend of labor“ is right on his heels.

March 7, 2019
Lynch Demands Reconnection to Parole Board

In a Daily News story reporting the Parole Board’s secret shutdown of the computer link from the PBA’s “Keep Cop-Killers in Jail” website that generated letters of opposition to parole of cop-killers, Pat Lynch demands the immediate reconnection so that citizens’ opposition can be heard

March 7, 2019
Lynch Criticizes Legal Aid's Database

Lynch takes aim at the Legal Aid Society’s “bad cop database” which includes information about bogus lawsuits and false accusations made against MOS. Stories ran in the NY Times and the Daily News.

March 7, 2019
Questions About Body Cams

As the NYPD announces that all patrol are now equipped with body cams, some report on the PBA’s ongoing legal action and concerns about the ability of the department to randomly release what they choose. Stories ran in: Daily News; AMNY; Post; Wall Street Journal.

March 3, 2019
Street Renamed for PO Manny Vargas

The street outside the 49th Precinct was re-named in honor of Police Officer Manny Vargas, who died from a 9/11 related brain cancer. Pat Lynch asked all to remember that even now there are police officers at home struggling to breathe as a result of 9/11 exposure. The story ran on News 12 the Bronx and on News Radio 880.

February 28, 2019
PBA to Appeal BodyCam Ruling

PBA president Pat Lynch announces that the union will appeal the appellate court’s decision that body cam footage should be released. Stories appeared in: Daily News, NY Post and on News 12 Bronx.  Read Lynch's entire remarks here.

February 27, 2019
Annual Memorial Service for PO Byrne

PBA president Pat Lynch, members of the PBA board and active and retired MOS attended the annual memorial service in memory of PO Edward Byrne. Byrne, who was 22 years old, was assassinated while posted in an RMP protecting the home of a witness in a drug case. Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters, Larry Byrne, the deceased officer brother also attended. Stories were broadcast on NBC 4 News, ABC Radio and New York 1 News. The Post also ran a story.

February 25, 2019
Lynch Speaks for 9/11 Survivors

Speaking on Capitol Hill alongside 9/11 responders and survivors, Congressional representatives and comedian and 9/11 activist Jon Stewart, Pat Lynch makes an impassioned case for the permanent reauthorization and funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

February 21, 2019
Detective Simonsen's Funeral

The funeral of Det. Brian Simonsen was reported in: Newsday, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily News and the Post. It also aired on: CBS 2 , ABC 7, PIX 11, NBC 4, Fox 5, News 12 Long Island, WMBC, New York 1, WOR, and WNYC.

February 21, 2019
Follow-Up Reports on Body Cam Decision

Follow up reports on the body cam court decision ran in Metro and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and aired on Fox 5 and ABC 7.

February 20, 2019
Det. Simonsen's Wake

While attending the wake for Det. Brian Simonsen, Pat Lynch asked the public to remember his family. Stories ran on: News 12 NJ; 770 AM radio; WOR Radio.

February 20, 2019
Court Rules Against Body Cam Footage Protection

Appellate Court rules that body cam footage is not protected under Civil Service law 50-A. Pat Lynch calls the decision wrong and states that it will negatively impact public and police officer safety. Stories appear in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Post and the Times Union. Stories were also broadcast on: NBC 4 News, WINS Radio, New York 1, ABC 7 News, WNYC Radio, Newsradio 880. See also the PBA press release.

February 19, 2019
Chief on Various Topics

The Chief Leader reports on the tragic line of duty death of Det. Brian Simonsen. In a story regarding the City Council’s bills to repeal or revise section 50-A of the Civil Rights law, Pat Lynch strenuously objects noting “… the committee's action [is] reckless… designed to once again demonize police officers, seemingly for political gain.” In a story about the EMT union seeking parity with other uniformed unions, Labor Commissioner Bob Linn says that they are paid what private sector EMTs are paid. The story notes Lynch and the PBA are dissatisfied with police officers' pay.

February 19, 2019
Corey Johnson Apologizes

Reported in the Post, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson apologizes for an insensitive tweet when called out by the PBA.

February 18, 2019
Mourning Det. Simonsen

Pat Lynch attends a memorial for Det. Simonsen at which he states the blame lies entirely with the perps. See News 12, Long Island.

February 2, 2019
Lynch Slams Discipline Report

A panel appointed to review the NYPD's disciplinary system released a report calling for changes to the system and to section 50-A of the state's Civil Rights law. Pat Lynch slammed the report saying the panel and department has surrendered to anti-cop advocates and will make the city more dangerous. Read Lynch's complete comments here. Stories ran in the: NY Times; Daily News; Post; Newsday and on NBC 4 News; WINS Radio; CBS Radio, PIX 11 News; and New York 1.

February 1, 2019
Preliminary Hearing in Pantaleo Disciplinary Trial

New York 1, WCBS 880 Radio, Daily News, the Staten Island Advance and Newsday reported on a preliminary hearing in the disciplinary trial of P.O. Daniel Pantaleo, which Pat Lynch called "a trial that simply should not be happening." Read Lynch's full statement here.

January 30, 2019
PBA Protest in the Bronx

News 12 the Bronx and NBC 4 News aired stories about the PBA's protest for a fair contract outside of a de Blasio Town Hall meeting in the Bronx.

January 29, 2019
The Chief on Veve Decision

The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on the furious reaction to the light sentence handed down to the perp who tried to kill PO Dalsh Veve. reports

January 27, 2019
New Name for PBA

NY 1 News reports on the recent vote by the delegate body to change the name of the union.

January 24, 2019
Lynch Outraged at Light Sentence for Gangbanger

PBA president Pat Lynch was furious about the light sentence handed down in the case where PO Dalsh Veve’s life was ruined permanently by a gangbanger with 11 priors. Stories aired on: PIX 11 News; NY1 News; CBS 2 News; ABC 7 News; NBC 4 News; WINS radio; Newsradio 880; WABC Radio. Print stories appeared in: Daily News; Post; Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and the Post hammered the judge’s decision in an editorial.

January 17, 2019
Reports on the Death of PO Kessler

Reports of the tragic, fatal accident that took the life of PO Brian Kessler, PSA 8, appeared in Newsday Daily News, Post, Gothamist, and the Wall Street Journal. Several stories included the PBA’s message of condolences expressed by Pat Lynch. Read Lynch’s statement here.

January 15, 2019
Chief on Video, PBA Name Change

The Chief Leader reports and editorializes on PBA president’s defense of two officers who used necessary force to make a collar in Washington Heights. They also report on the delegate body’s overwhelming support of updating the name of the union to the “Police Benevolent Association.”

January 13, 2019
Lynch Continues to Defend Officers

Stories appeared in the Daily News, Post, CBS 2 News, and NBC 4 News, News Radio 880 and New York 1 in which PBA President Pat Lynch defends the actions taken by police officers in a leaked body cam video attempting to arrest two perps who were resisting and fighting officers in Washington Heights. See most recent PBA press release on the issue.

January 11, 2019
News Coverage of Perps' Release

Upon learning that the Manhattan DA’s office would release one perp in the Washington Heights melee and not require bail for the one arrested, PBA President Lynch released this statement to the media. Reports appeared on: PIX 11 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; WINS Radio News; the Post and the Daily News.

January 10, 2019
Pat Lynch Defends Members

PBA president Pat Lynch defends the use of force by MOS taking two men who assaulted them into custody. The PBA also released video found on Facebook of one perp stating that he seeks to get into confrontations with police so he can sue the city. Read the entire release and watch the video. The story ran on: ABC 7 News; WINS Radio: New York 1 News; WSYX News (Ohio), Fox 5 News; News 12 Bronx; KDRV news (Oregon); PIX 11 News. Stories were published in: Daily News; Post and NY Times.

January 8, 2019
Oppose Cop-Shooter Release

In the Daily News, seriously wounded police officer and PBA continue to oppose release of cop shooter.

January 6, 2019
Parole Board Already Decided on Cop-Killer Decision

In the Daily News, PBA President hammers the parole board for pre-determining the outcome of a case before hearing all of the evidence.