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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.