Contact: Albert O'Leary
PBA Communications Director
212-298-9190

or Joseph Mancini
212-298-9150

July 19, 2014
For Immediate Release


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PBA PRESIDENT CALLS MODIFIED ASSIGNMENT OF
PO DANIEL PANTALEO
 IN STATEN ISLAND DEATH
IN CUSTODY CASE "POLITICAL" AND "WRONG"

 

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“The department’s modification of this police officer under these circumstances is a completely unwarranted, kneejerk reaction for political reasons and nothing more.   It is a decision by the department that effectively pre-judges this case and denies the officer the very benefit of a doubt that has long been part of the social contract that allows police officers to face the risks of this difficult and complex job.  It is a bad decision by the department that is absolutely wrong.”

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