February 19, 2021
Pat Lynch slams latest parole release of killer of P.O. Harry Ryman
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “It’s bad enough that this hero family has to live in fear of what might happen when P.O. Ryman’s killers hit the streets. But to swallow that fear while they watch their father’s sacrifice be devalued and disrespected by the state of New York — that is cruel and unusual punishment,” Lynch said.
February 19, 2021
Pat Lynch defends Police action in arrest of subway suspect
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NBC 4 TV and WINS radio: “After a week of outcry over the chaos in the subway, these cops were doing exactly what was asked of them: enforcing the transit system rules. For their efforts, they were spat on, attacked, thrown down a flight of stairs, and one police officer nearly had his ear ripped off. None of that assault was shown in the partial video circulating online, because the pro-criminal crowd doesn’t want you to know how truly dangerous the subways have become — even for police officers.”
February 18, 2021
Pat Lynch ties proposed Cop residency rules to officers’ pay
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: "We can’t talk about changing the NYPD residency requirements without talking about police officers’ pay … Requiring them to live in the city and shoulder its sky-high cost of living on a below-market salary will hurt NYPD recruitment efforts, not improve them."
February 18, 2021
Pat Lynch slams appeals court ruling that Cops' personnel files are subject to disclosure
The PBA president is quoted in The Chief: “The unfettered release of police personnel records will allow unstable people to target police officers and our families for harassment or worse,” Mr. Lynch said following Legislators’ votes in June. “A dangerous cop-hater only needs a police officer's name, linked to a few false or frivolous complaints, to be inspired to commit violence.”
February 18, 2021
Pat Lynch interview with John Catsimatidis
On WABC radio, Pat Lynch covers topics from crime and mental health issues to what constitutes leadership.
February 13, 2021
Pat Lynch slams mayor hopeful Maya Wiley’s plan to cut NYPD headcounts
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News calling her “yet another ideologue peddling the false choice between caring for our communities and keeping them safe.” See full press release.
February 5, 2021
Pat Lynch slams new CCRB rules as a 'Political Prop'
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Staten Island Advance, CBS 2 News, and 1010 WINS Radio: “Police officers want to see fairness and consistency in the NYPD disciplinary process. Mayor de Blasio’s use of the NYPD disciplinary matrix as a political prop is the direct opposite of that goal. Rather than allowing police discipline to follow the facts, he is chasing the news cycle and, once again, making it harder for cops to do our job.”
February 4, 2021
Pat Lynch scorns Scott Stringer plan for NYPD reforms
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “After eight years as a citywide elected official, it’s amazing how little Comptroller Stringer knows about the nature of crime and violence on our streets. It’s not the plan our city needs to stop the current bloodshed.”
February 1, 2021
Pat Lynch defends PBA opposition to fossil fuels divestment
The PBA president is quoted in City Limits: “Every pension fund trustee has a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of the fund beneficiaries for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits. Simply put, the money in the pension fund does not belong to us, nor to the comptroller, nor to the mayor. It belongs to the active and retired police officers who have worked and sacrificed to earn their pensions. Our views on any social or political issue cannot enter into the equation. The same is true for the elected officials who sit on the board."
January 29, 2021
Lynch calls for support for police as PO Vargas is discharged from hospital
As wounded officer Daniel Vargas leaves the hospital, giving a thumbs up to cheering cops, Pat Lynch asks, "Why do perps feel so bold that they can carry that weapon with impunity and, more importantly, to use it?” Covered on ABC 7 News, News 12 The Bronx, and WABC Radio.
January 27, 2021
Andrew Yang wants to make NYPD Cops live in NYC — but he can’t
The NY Post quotes PBA President Pat Lynch: “We can’t talk about changing the NYPD residency requirements without talking about police officers’ pay. Requiring them to live in the city and shoulder its sky-high cost of living on a below-market salary will hurt recruitment efforts, not improve them.”
January 25, 2021
Lynch says Tasers for beat Cops an idea worth considering
The Daily News and WINS report on proposal to equip officers with Tasers. “Cops need less-lethal force options to keep violent encounters from spiraling out of control, but politicians keep stripping those tools away ... Tasers are the one tool the [City Council] has embraced," said Lynch.
January 20, 2021
Pat Lynch slams CCRB hearing for already cleared Officer
The PBA president is quoted by the NY Post, Daily News and Newsday: “Police Officer Isaacs has already been acquitted by a jury of his peers and cleared by the NYPD Force Investigation Division. This attempt to take a third bite at the apple has nothing to do with justice. We’re confident that another impartial review of the facts will clear him once again.” See full statement.
January 16, 2021
Pat Lynch says that once again Cops are being asked to help With health issues
The PBA president tells Fox 5 NY News: "It's no surprise that New York City police officers are coming in on their days off to vaccinate our communities. Whenever New Yorkers’ need help and City Hall can’t figure out another solution, the responsibility lands on us. We step up, we get the job done right and we help people — that's what cops do." See full press release.
January 16, 2021
Pat Lynch praises Cuomo for blaming de Blasio, NYPD brass – and not Cops – for protest failures
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Gov. Cuomo acknowledged that police officers did not create New York City’s policing policies — City Hall and 1 Police Plaza did. He acknowledged that those policies are not only driving a wedge between cops and our communities — they are preventing us from keeping those communities safe.”
January 15, 2021
Pat Lynch blames political leaders for response to summer protests
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, NY Times, The Chief, Politico, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, News 12 Long Island, News 12 Westchester, WMBC TV, NewsNation, New York 1, PIX 11 TV, WCBS radio, 1010 WINS radio, and NPR radio: “We will say it again: what we witnessed in June was a failure of New York City's leadership. They sent cops out to police unprecedented protests and violent riots with no plan, no strategy and no support.”
January 10, 2021
Pat Lynch says unused FDNY Covid-19 shots should go to NYPD
The NY Post quotes the PBA president: “It’s absurd to keep police officers waiting for the vaccine while there are unused doses available,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said. “If others have passed up the opportunity, let us take it.”
January 7, 2021
Pat Lynch applauds plan to rollout Covid-19 vaccine to NYPD Officers
The PBA president, noting that officers work side-by-side with health care workers in handling people infected with Covid-19, is quoted in articles in Newsday and SI Live and on CBS 2 News, 1010 WINS news, and CBS radio news: "When we respond to emergency scenes or hospital wards," he said, "we need the same vaccine protection."