December 9, 2022
NYPD officers leave in droves, the NY Times reports; Pat Lynch tells them why
In The NY Times, the PBA president’s quote: “Other communities are recognizing the talent and are poaching our members. If we pay our police officers a market rate of pay, they will stay here. We know that’s the answer because that’s what these other departments and jurisdictions are doing, with success.”
December 8, 2022
Pat Lynch headlines Daily News article about the arrest of killer Sundance Oliver, ripping parole policies that had freed him
The PBA president’s quote: “This perp is living proof of the dangers of our broken justice system — especially the watered-down parole standards. Two people are dead and another injured because this violent recidivist was put back on the street.” See full article.
December 4, 2022
Lynch raises caveats about new mental health plan
In stories in the Daily News and on WCBS 880 radio, Pat Lynch raised important caveats about the city’s new mental health plan. Read full statement here.
November 29, 2022
Mayor and PC praise subway rescue cops; Pat Lynch says, pay them
The PBA president is quoted on CBS 2 News and in the Daily News and the NY Post: “Like all New York City police officers, they are overworked and underpaid. They deserve a competitive salary that will reverse the current NYPD staffing emergency. Press conferences and mayoral proclamations will not stop cops from quitting in droves. If our city doesn’t immediately fix our low pay and brutal work schedule, there may not be a hero police officer available to help the next time a New Yorker is in distress in the subway.”
November 8, 2022
Lynch Slams Congestion Charges for Cops
On Fox 5 News, Lynch says: "It would be yet another burden on the already underpaid and overworked cops who are quitting the NYPD in droves."
October 25, 2022
Lynch interviewed on ABC 7 News
In an exclusive interview with ABC 7 News on the NYPD staffing crisis, Pat Lynch explains the financial reasons for the mass exodus of cops, calling the city’s approach “a band-aid on top of a bandage.”
October 24, 2022
Pat Lynch criticizes expanded CCRB investigative powers
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Times, warning that allegations could harm a career and reputation even when baseless: “Cops on the street are getting squeezed between the city’s demand for proactive enforcement to address rising crime, and an activist C.C.R.B. that keeps expanding its own power, soliciting more complaints and pushing an anti-police narrative,” Mr. Lynch said in a statement on Monday.
October 23, 2022
Lynch slams new subway safety plan
Reported in the Daily News and Newsday, and on PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, Fox 5 News, WLNY, 1010 WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, and multiple radio stations across the country such as Green Bay, WI, Pat Lynch says Governor's, Mayor's, and Police Chief's new subway safety plan is unsustainable. "The NYPD is more than 1,000 cops below its budgeted headcount. We have 12.45% fewer rank-and-file cops permanently assigned to the subways than we did in 2020. The increased workload is crushing the cops who remain. The answer is not to squeeze them for more forced OT. It’s not to pass off responsibilities to the better-paid but smaller MTA Police Department. And it definitely isn’t replacing them with unarmed security guards. Our city must immediately boost pay and improve working conditions in order to recruit and retain enough police officers. That is the only way to provide real safety in the subway, rather than the illusion of ‘omnipresence.’”
October 23, 2022
Pat Lynch says NYPD’s losing battle and cops in the subways
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The ranks of our Transit Bureau — the cops who know the system best — are seriously depleted. The NYPD is trying to cover that with forced overtime and by pulling cops from topside precincts, which are also severely understaffed. The NYPD is playing a shell game with its dwindling staffing and everyone is losing.”
October 20, 2022
Pat Lynch praises NYPD chief of department Cory upon his retirement
The PBA president is quoted in SI live: “We salute Chief Corey on his rock-solid career as both a police officer and a leader of police officers. In every command he held, he was willing to engage with us, to have the debate and try to find solutions. And find them he did, for both cops and the city we serve. We wish him the best in his next chapter.”
October 20, 2022
Lynch rips City Hall staffer fired by Mayor
The Daily News, 1010 WINS Radio and WOR Radio report on Pat Lynch ripping the ‘moron’ de Blasio-era City Hall staffer fired by Mayor Eric Adams for disparaging police officers.
October 20, 2022
Lynch accuses CCRB of exploiting tragedy for political purposes
In stories in am NY and on CBS 2 News and News 12 Bronx Pat Lynch accused CCRB of exploiting a tragic 2019 Bronx shooting in order to further its own agenda.
October 3, 2022
Pat Lynch explains why the PBA has named Commissioner Sewell “Person of the Year”
The PBA president is quoted in City and State: “With all the challenges facing New York City police officers, it has never been more important for our union to have a positive, productive relationship with the police commissioner. We are fortunate to have that relationship with Commissioner Sewell. Commissioner Sewell acknowledges these challenges, instead of trying to downplay them or explain them away. That alone is refreshing. But she goes further than that – she speaks up and explains to the public what police officers are going through.”
October 2, 2022
Pat Lynch opposes leniency for lawyer who torched police van
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “She remains committed to a violent anti-police ideology and continues to baselessly smear police officers in her bid for a lighter sentence. She must receive the heaviest sentence the law allows.”
October 1, 2022
Pat Lynch slams pols’ attempt to eliminate NYPD response to overdose emergencies
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “I don’t understand why elected officials would put their anti-police ideology ahead of saving a life. Nearly every New York City police officer on patrol carries and is trained to use naloxone. We’ve used it to save lives almost 400 times in the last year alone.”
September 28, 2022
City backtracks, decides to comply with decision favorable to PBA’s position in vaccination case while it appeals the ruling
Pat Lynch is quoted in the Daily News and Newsday: “While we are glad that the city has decided to comply with the order in this respect, we will continue to press for the city’s full compliance, including the reinstatement of any members who were terminated.”
September 27, 2022
Pat Lynch condemns proposal to privatize some urban police duties
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This proposal is nothing more than private security contractors trying to cash in on the ‘Defund the Police’ movement. Arresting a drunken or high driver is a core police duty – you’re depriving one person of their liberty to save others’ lives.That requires training, judgement, and accountability. Do we really want our safety and freedom in the hands of the lowest bidder? Public safety must remain a public good, not a source of profit.”
September 25, 2022
As NYPD workplace injuries skyrocket, Pat Lynch sees another reason cops are quitting
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “There is no denying that the risks New York City police officers face have grown exponentially in recent years. Even the simplest encounters are turning into all-out brawls because perps know that our insane laws and broken justice system give them the upper hand. It’s yet another reason that cops are quitting in droves – they’re taking jobs where they can make more money and take fewer punches.”
September 24, 2022
Pat Lynch cheers PBA win in lawsuit against vaccine mandate
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, silive, and Newsweek.com, and on Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, PIX 11 News, News 12 citywide, WLNY, WCBS Radio, WNYC radio, and 1010 WINS Radio: "This decision confirms what we have said from the start: the vaccine mandate was an improper infringement on our members' right to make personal medical decisions in consultation with their own health care professionals. We will continue to fight to protect those rights."
September 21, 2022
Mayor ends vaccine mandates for all but city workers; Pat Lynch says it proves PBA’s court case
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News and Gothamist and on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn and Bronx, WLNY, WABC Radio, WCBS Radio, WINS Radio, and WOR Radio: “This announcement is more proof that the vaccine mandate for New York City police officers is arbitrary, capricious, and fundamentally irrational. Now that the city has abandoned any pretense of a public health justification for vaccine mandates, we expect it to settle our pending lawsuits and reinstate with back pay our members who unjustly lost their jobs.”
September 15, 2022
Pat Lynch slams CCRB’s vote to expand its powers
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “Cops know they won’t get ‘fair and impartial’ treatment from CCRB. It’s one more reason they’re quitting in droves.”
September 14, 2022
Lynch slams proposed budget cuts as short-sighted
On PIX 11 News, Lynch says "A blanket budget cut will only deepen the NYPD's spiralling staffing crisis."
September 9, 2022
As injured cop leaves hospital, Pat Lynch vows to track down two remaining suspects
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, News 12 Brooklyn, 1010 WINS Radio, and WABC Radio: "We will put this case together. We will go out in the streets and doggedly get these perps that attacked our officers."
September 2, 2022
At PBA convention, Pat Lynch names NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell “Person of the Year”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “She listens. She implements. And she actually cares about the cop on the street.”
August 30, 2022
Career criminal who assaulted NYPD cops is released without bail; NY Post channels Pat Lynch
NY Post's Editorial Board writes: “PBA President Patrick Lynch hit the nail on the head: We have ‘two revolving doors — one putting violent criminals back on the streets, and another putting cops and innocent victims in the hospital’”
August 28, 2022
Pat Lynch calls parole system “broken” after judge releases without bail career criminal who assaulted NYPD officers
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, saying “judges like this refuse to protect the public…All we have are two revolving doors – one putting violent criminals back on the streets, and another putting cops and innocent victims in the hospital. It has to change”
August 27, 2022
Pat Lynch blasts cop-killer’s effort to be released from prison because he suffers from “migraines” (1)
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “It’s infuriating to hear this cop-killer whine that he should be released due to ‘stress and anxiety.’ What about the ‘stress and anxiety’ of the Byrne and Rooney families, not to mention the cops who patrol the same streets where these heroes were assassinated? Where is their ‘compassionate release’? We have zero sympathy for the crocodile tears of a cop-killing druglord. The judge shouldn’t have any, either.”
August 27, 2022
Pat Lynch blasts cop-killer’s effort to be released from prison because he suffers from “migraines”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “It’s infuriating to hear this cop-killer whine that he should be released due to ‘stress and anxiety.’ What about the ‘stress and anxiety’ of the Byrne and Rooney families, not to mention the cops who patrol the same streets where these heroes were assassinated? Where is their ‘compassionate release’? We have zero sympathy for the crocodile tears of a cop-killing drug lord. The judge shouldn’t have any, either.”
August 26, 2022
More coverage of NYPD “no congregating” order
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “Pretty soon there won’t be enough cops left to congregate anywhere in the city, because miserable working conditions and low pay are forcing them to quit in droves.”
August 25, 2022
PBA statement on "no congregating" order
PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said on Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1, WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, and WOR Radio: “The order is unnecessary. Pretty soon there won’t be enough cops left to congregate anywhere in the city, because these miserable working conditions and the low pay are forcing them to quit in droves.”
August 24, 2022
Off-duty NYPD cop critical after mugging; Pat Lynch vows assailants will be caught but questions justice system doing its part
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Yahoo! News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, New York 1 and WINS Radio: “While we pray at our injured brother’s bedside tonight, police officers across this city are searching for the cowards who did this to him. Make no mistake: we will find them. But we will need the rest of the justice system to step up and do its job, too. This is what happens when our leaders refuse to hold criminals accountable — not even a police officer can walk these streets safely.”
August 22, 2022
Pat Lynch defends cops placed on modified duty after Queens ATV crash
The PBA president is quoted in AM New York, Fox 5 News, News 12 Bronx and Brooklyn, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, WCBS Radio, WINS Radio, and WCBS Radio: “The NYPD needs to decide whether enforcing quality of life issues is really a priority. These police officers and cops across the city have been told to prioritize getting illegal bikes and ATVs off the streets, because the community is sick of them. They should not be punished for doing the job they were sent out to do.”
August 17, 2022
Lynch is exasperated by the repeated release of violent offenders
Fox 5 News covers the latest arrest of the perpetrator who attacked a subway worker. President Patrick J. Lynch said: “These cases are absolutely infuriating to police officers. We’re doing our part, because we keep arresting this individual. Our MTA brother more than did his part when he heroically confronted him. But we have too many legislators, DAs and judges who aren’t doing their part, because they’re too busy pointing the finger somewhere else.”
August 15, 2022
More coverage of NYPD exodus
NewsNation quotes Pat Lynch in an in-depth report on the NYPD’s staffing crisis.
August 8, 2022
More coverage of stampede of NYPD cops leaving before getting their full pension
Pat Lynch is quoted in SILive: “This exodus is the result of cops in the prime of their careers deciding they have had enough. They are leaving for other opportunities where they’re paid better, treated better and have a better quality of life.”
August 7, 2022
Nearly 2,000 NYPD cops quit before getting full pension; Pat Lynch calls 71% jump a “stampede”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “We have had retirement waves caused by large academy classes before — they were nothing like this. This exodus is the result of cops in the prime of their careers deciding they have had enough. … The NYPD should stop trying to explain this staffing crisis away. Admit there’s a problem and help us fix it.”
August 3, 2022
Officer hurt when men in Bronx hurl bottles at officers
PBA responds to attack on officer in NY Post and on News12 Bronx: “Not shocking anymore — and that’s a problem. NYC police officers are seeing this on a daily basis in all boroughs as we try to make our city safe. We won’t succeed until the justice system backs us up.”
July 31, 2022
Pat Lynch blames drug busts decline on understaffed NYPD and lack of criminal-justice-system support
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “If New Yorkers want more enforcement, they need to demand a fully staffed NYPD and a criminal justice system that will back us up.”
July 27, 2022
More coverage of attack on police officers and release of perp
In TV interviews on Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, and CBS 2 News, Pat Lynch points to the causes of today's skyrocketing crime numbers.
July 26, 2022
Pat Lynch condemns speedy release without bail of turnstile jumper who grappled with, punched NYPD officer who arrested him
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on NBC 4 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn and Bronx, Fox 5 News, Newsmax, WOR Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, WCBS Radio, WBAL, Baltimore: “If New Yorkers want to know why the chaos in the transit system is not improving more quickly — this is why. The criminals underground know they can get in a brawl, choke a cop and be back out in hours. Cops are putting ourselves on the line to make the subways safer, but we are feeling abandoned by a justice system that won’t back us up.”
July 23, 2022
Pat Lynch praises renaming Hempstead, L.I., street in honor of Robert Lee Denton, NYPD officer killed in line of duty 51 years ago
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday, calling the renaming “an important symbol that this hero’s sacrifice is not forgotten, not even a half-century later. … It’s important for cops to know that our communities still have our backs.”
July 14, 2022
Pat Lynch slams CCRB’s latest power grab as the agency proposes expanded clout
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “Cops know they won’t get ‘fair and impartial’ treatment from CCRB. It’s one more reason they’re quitting in droves.”
July 8, 2022
As NYPD officers leave at alarming rate, Pat Lynch says they’re “taking their talents elsewhere’
The PBA president is quoted in Gothamist: “We’re not only losing experienced veterans. We’re also losing cops in the prime of their careers who are taking their talents elsewhere. The NYPD cannot continue papering over this staffing crisis with more and more overtime. That will drive even more cops to pursue other opportunities where they can make more money and have a better quality of life.”
July 2, 2022
Pat Lynch says NYPD exodus has become a “stampede”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The exodus has become a stampede. We’re not only losing experienced veterans. We’re also losing cops in the prime of their careers who are taking their talents elsewhere. The NYPD cannot continue papering over this staffing crisis with more and more overtime. That will drive even more cops to pursue other opportunities where they can make more money and have a better quality of life.”
June 22, 2022
Solo patrol plan modified after assault on MOS
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News and NY Post and on CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, and on WABC Radio and WCBS Radio : “PBA President Pat Lynch and Mayor Adams have spoken regarding this evening’s assault on a Transit police officer performing solo patrol,” the PBA said in a statement. “The mayor indicated that the deployment plan will be modified so that there are two police officers on every train patrol.”
June 21, 2022
More on solo patrols
Press reports continue to quote Pat Lynch on the fallout from the Mayor’s announcement of planned solo patrols in transit. See New York 1, WNYC radio, WINS radio, and WOR radio.
June 18, 2022
Pat Lynch blasts mayor’s plan to bring back solo subway patrols
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, The Gothamist and on Fox 5 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, Newsmax, WINS Radio, and WNYC Radio: “Solo transit patrols were abandoned because they make it harder for cops to protect straphangers and ourselves. They’re even less effective now that criminals know there are no consequences for fighting cops and resisting arrest.”
June 17, 2022
At Bronx vigil, Pat Lynch mourns NYPD officer slain by husband
The PBA president is quoted in amNY and on WCBS radio: “Many folks wouldn’t think that a police officer would be a victim of domestic violence. When we got a 911 call the other day and never thought that it would be one of your own. This is a police officer who recently saved lives and was called an angel. We are part of the community and the things and the violence and the sorrow that affects you in your home affects us in ours.”
June 12, 2022
Pat Lynch warns NYPD staffing crisis will harm public safety
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “The NYPD is sliding deeper into a staffing crisis that will ultimately hurt public safety. Low pay, inferior benefits and constant abuse from the City Council and other anti-cop demagogues has pushed attrition to record highs.”
May 27, 2022
Rare "no" vote prevents pension raise for long-term officers
Politico reports on anti-police city council members voting down a pension bill to incentivize experienced cops to remain on the job.
May 26, 2022
Paroled cop-killer rearrested for blinding girlfriend; Pat Lynch says it shows the limits of rehabilitation
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “This arrest shows that no amount of services or programming behind bars will make this individual fit for society. Rehabilitation is not the goal in every case. This ruthless cop-killer needs to spend the rest of his life in prison so that he can’t victimize anyone else.”
May 21, 2022
Charges dropped against gun-toting rapper CBlu; Pat Lynch calls decision “absurd”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This absurd decision should outrage every New Yorker who wants to get illegal guns off our streets. There is no dispute that this individual was caught carrying an illegal gun for the second time. If perps like this face absolutely no consequences, even after shooting a cop, we have to ask: why bother sending us out to get the guns at all?”
May 20, 2022
Pat Lynch warns that appellate court’s reinstatement of “diaphragm compression law” “deals direct blow to our fight against violence”
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Newsday, amNY, CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, New York 1, WABC Radio, WINS Radio, WOR Radio, and WWRL: “We are reviewing our legal options. However, our city leaders need to realize that this ruling deals a direct blow to our fight against the violence that is tearing our city apart.” Lynch called the city law “ill-conceived” and said it “makes it virtually impossible for police officers to safely and legally take violent criminals into custody — the very job that New Yorkers are urgently asking us to do.”
May 12, 2022
Pat Lynch slams proposed reduced sentence for 'Molotov Cocktail lawyers'
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “There is absolutely no justification for lowballing the sentence for an anti-police terrorist attack. It’s bad enough that these dangerous criminals have been allowed to sit at home for the past two years. Handing them a below-guidelines sentence would give a green light to other anti-police radicals who seek to advance their cause through violence. The judge must reject this request.”
May 7, 2022
Pat Lynch slams CCRB’s “third bite at the apple” in already-exonerated cop’s shooting case
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Politico, News 12 Brooklyn, New York 1 and The Gothamist: “CCRB has nothing new to add to Isaacs’ case, which has already been fully investigated and adjudicated by the NYPD. The police officer was also acquitted by a Brooklyn jury. CCRB is simply looking for a third bite at the apple in order to justify their bloated budget and advance their anti-cop agenda.”
April 28, 2022
More coverage of Lynch's response to Mayor on phone use
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, NY Post, PIX 11 News, NBC 4 News, CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, WNYC Radio, WOR Radio, and WABC Radio: ”New York City police officers did not ask for NYPD-issued smartphones — we were ordered to carry and use them. We are now required to document every minute of our tour on these phones. Every form we are required to fill out and every alert we receive comes through the phone. If there’s a problem with cops using the phone on duty, NYPD management should change the policies and go back to pen and paper.”
April 27, 2022
Pat Lynch hits back at Mayor's comments on phone use
Pat Lynch points out that phone use is mandated by department. See Fox 5 News, WINS radio, and CBS radio.
April 8, 2022
Pat Lynch slams state parole of “Fat Cat” Nichols, drug lord behind the killing of P.O. Eddie Byrne
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “This murderous drug-lord and cop-killer must not move even an inch closer to freedom. Our hero brother Police Officer Edward Byrne sacrificed his life to rid our city of Nichols and his gang.” Nichols was released to federal custody where charges run through 2026.
April 6, 2022
Lynch and other PBA members attend anti-crime rally in the Bronx
Reported in the NY Post, the PBA president spoke at a rally with victims of crimes against police officers as well as the public, demanding changes in Albany to the bail laws.
April 2, 2022
Amended PBA lawsuit calls “Kyrie Irving carveout” “arbitrary and capricious”
The amended complaint is quoted in the NY Post: “If vaccine mandates are driven by public health as [NYC officials] claim, then the same changed circumstances (high vaccination rates across the City and steadily declining COVID-19 metrics) that [city officials] relied on to lift the mandate for some, including rich and famous workers, also require that the Vaccine Mandate, Guidance and Termination Requirement be lifted for the men and women in the NYPD who have worked to protect this City throughout the pandemic. Respondents cannot rationally draw public health lines based on an individual’s perceived fame.”
March 31, 2022
Paroled gangbanger who dragged and crippled NYPD detective rearrested in stolen car chase, freed again; Pat Lynch calls it “insane”
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and the Daily News: “Every moment he spends free is not only an insult to our hero brother and his family — it is a real danger for New Yorkers.”
March 28, 2022
Pat Lynch slams SUNY Brockport for hosting speech by paroled convicted cop-killer
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday, and on PIX 11 News, News 12 Long Island and ABC radio. "We cannot pollute the minds of the next generation thinking it's okay if you kill, call yourself a political prisoner — you’re a murderer."
March 26, 2022
Pat Lynch denounces CCRB report on police misconduct during George Floyd protests as based on “the flimsiest of evidence”
The PBA president is quoted in pix11.com and CBS 2 News. “Despite CCRB’s attempts to substantiate cases on the flimsiest of evidence, the vast majority of complaints they investigate don’t result in a finding of misconduct. Meanwhile, almost none of the violent agitators who injured nearly 400 police officers during the protests have been identified or held accountable.”
March 25, 2022
Pat Lynch assails “Kyrie vax carve-out” as a “double standard”
The PBA president is quoted on the Mayor's decision to allow performers not to vaccinate in the Daily News, Post, Washington Times, SI Live, Gothamist, New York Magazine, and on New York 1, PIX 11 news, Fox 5 News, News 12 Long Island, CNBC, WINS Radio, and WOR Radio
March 2, 2022
Pat Lynch supports NYPD pension fund’s plan to divest $42M of Russian-issued securities investments
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “In all pension fund matters, we have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interests of the fund’s members. This divestment was necessary in order to protect those interests. Apart from the matter of pension investments, the PBA stands with the people of Ukraine against this unprovoked attack. We join our members of Ukrainian heritage in praying for the safety of their friends and family in the conflict zone. We hope for peace as soon as possible, and we pray that the forces of freedom will prevail.”
February 4, 2022
Pat Lynch greets latest NYPD officer to be shot, as the cop leaves the hospital
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “He’s happy. He’s been happy since he got here when he got the word that he will be okay. He went through a number of surgeries and he’s a strong young person.” Lynch was also quoted on crime on New York 1, ABC radio, CBS radio, and WINS.
February 4, 2022
Cop-shooter back in jail, Pat Lynch slams “revolving door” for gun offenders
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “We’re glad that a cop-shooter is back off the street, but this revolving door for a repeat gun offender makes no sense whatsoever. It should be clear to every New Yorker that our justice system is broken in many places. Our lawmakers need to prioritize fixing it above everything else.”
February 2, 2022
Pat Lynch slams assemblywoman’s comments comparing cops to Nazis
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News: “This is why our streets have gotten out of control. Our legislators are busy boosting anti-cop hate online when they should be fixing the laws that they broke.”
February 2, 2022
Eulogy for P.O. Wilbert Mora
Fox 5 News and PIX 11 News carried Pat Lynch's full eulogy for P.O. Wilbert Mora at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
February 2, 2022
Lynch reacts to latest cop shooting
Lynch once again goes to a hospital as another officer is shot while off-duty. Covered on News 12, WINS and CBS radio.
February 2, 2022
PBA -Recorded Video of the Funeral of Wilfred Mora
See full video.
January 30, 2022
Pat Lynch slams actress for ranting about street closures during Jason Rivera’s funeral
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “New Yorkers turned out by the thousands yesterday to help us honor our fallen brother. One person spreading hate cannot erase that. This kind of garbage has polluted the conversation for far too long. We need the New Yorkers who are standing with us to speak up and push back.”
January 29, 2022
Pat Lynch delivers a eulogy at P.O. Jason Rivera’s funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The PBA president is quoted in the The Chief: “…as we sit here today and we hear the speakers and we speak to his family, we now know he's not a hero because of the way he died as a hero but because of the way he lived. He’s a hero not because he had a shield in his pocket but because he had a shield in his soul.”
January 28, 2022
Pat Lynch slams “disgraceful” bail release of rapper who shot and wounded NYPD officer
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “If anybody wants to know why we have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we’re about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this disgraceful bail release. This individual chose to carry illegal guns twice. He chose to fight with and shoot a New York City police officer. There’s no reason to believe he won’t do the exact same thing when he’s out on the street tonight.”
January 27, 2022
Pat Lynch takes issue with comptroller’s report on pace of “civilianization” at NYPD
The PBA president is quoted in The Chief, saying that while there were numerous ways to address “waste and inefficiency” within the department, those should not entail “a ‘stealth defunding’ under the guise of civilianization that undermines NYPD operations and our public safety mission."
January 26, 2022
Pat Lynch mourns the passing of P.O. Wilbert Mora
The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News, Post, Newsday, AM New York and on 1010 WINS Radio: “True heroes never die. Our brother Police Officer Wilbert Mora has left us, but he will live on in the heart of every New York City police officer from this day forward.”
January 25, 2022
Pat Lynch supports mayor’s anti-gun proposals, calling them the “beginnings of a plan"
The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: "In addition to the measures proposed today, we need an immediate rollback of the entire policy regime that penalizes police officers for proactively confronting lawbreakers, and we need more resources to relieve the outstretched cops on the front lines."
January 23, 2022
Pat Lynch blames “no consequences” for criminals for the gun-fueled environment that led to cop-killing
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “Perps have always had access to illegal guns. That part isn’t new. The difference now is that criminals are carrying more firepower and using it more frequently, because the message on the street is that there are no consequences if they get caught. Last night [Friday night] that message cost a hero police officer his life. It has to change, immediately.” See more coverage of the reaction to the murder on News 12 and WINS.
January 22, 2022
Pat Lynch says, “Our hearts are broken,” after cop is killed and another is critically wounded in Harlem shooting
The PBA president is quoted in ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, News 12 Brooklyn, 1010 WINS Radio, WWRL radio, and The Chief: “Our hearts are broken. We’re in shock. Our knees are buckling. And we’re angry, because we’ve been here before; we’re angry because we saw it coming; we’re angry because we said it would happen, and it happened again.”
January 21, 2022
Pat Lynch slams judge for setting bail for latest cop-shooter
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on PIX 11 News: “There is absolutely no justification and no excuse for setting bail in this case. This individual was previously arrested for carrying an illegal gun. Then he violated his probation, carried another gun and shot a cop.”
January 19, 2022
Pat Lynch calls for public and officials to provide the tools to take back the streets
At the hospital where an injured officer was treated, Lynch calls for laws to allow the police to do their job. See his full comments on New York 1. The press conference was also covered on WINS radio.
January 16, 2022
Lynch says subway tragedy "underscores our current crisis."
The NY Post and WINS news radio cover Pat Lynch's call to get "common-sense solutions ... up and running ASAP.” See full press release.
January 6, 2022
Lynch interviewed on DA's new policy
Pat Lynch tells local TV news station PIX 11 that DA Bragg's policy not to prosecute and reduce prison time for certain offenses "sends the wrong message."
January 5, 2022
Pat Lynch raises concerns about new Manhattan DA’s announced policy to stop prosecuting and reduce prison time for certain crimes
The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, Gothamist, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, and NewsNation: "Police officers don’t want to be sent out to enforce laws that the district attorneys won’t prosecute. And there are already too many people who believe that they can commit crimes, resist arrest, interfere with police officers and face zero consequences."