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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 Nyak NY during the attempted heist of a Brinks armored truck.  Stories were printed in: Chief Leader, Daily News, NY Times, Wall Street Journal.  Stories were also broadcast on: NY 1 News; WINS radio; CBS 2; NBC 4; 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.



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