Friday, October 24, 2014
In a message to all PBA members, Pat Lynch urges vigilance and caution following terrorist attack on police officers in Queens.
PBA president Pat Lynch, Citywide Trustee Thomas Hellem and Queens South Trustee Patrick Hendry joined Larry Byrne, brother of slain police officer Eddie Byrne and current NYPD deputy commissioner for legal affairs, to call upon the NY State parole board to deny the parole requests of the four cop-killers who assassinated Byrne in 1988 at the orders of a drug kingpin. Speaking to the press outside the parole board's offices, Lynch also cited yesterday's attack on four police officers by an ax-wielding man in the 103rd precinct — the same precinct in which Byrne was killed — as further evidence of the need for stiffer penalties for those who attack police officers. Watch the full PBA-recorded video of the press conference.
In an unedited PBA-recorded Q&A with Pix 11 News's Mary Murphy, following the press conference opposing the parole of the four cop-killers who assassinated P.O. Eddie Byrne, Pat Lynch called for the removal of the pension of former DI Corey Pegues, who recently bragged about his criminal past and his association with one of Byrne's killers. See PIX story.
Following an ax-wielding man's vicious attack on four rookie officers in Queens, Pat Lynch addressed the media at the hospital where the injured officers were being treated (see coverage on WCBS 2). Lynch praised the officers' quick action to protect themselves and called upon all New Yorkers to keep the officers and their families in their thoughts and prayers. The story was also reported in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday and amNY.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
NBC 4 News reports Pat Lynch's comments on the emergence of a video purporting to show a police officer kicking another officer during a struggle with an individual who was resisting arrest. Lynch noted that, like most of the previous videos of police encounters, this brief clip doesn't provide enough information to come to a conclusion about what actually transpired. Read Lynch's full comments.
Press release: Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch re video purporting to show officer kicking another officer.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
In an extensive profile titled "Patrick Lynch, New York City's Blue Bulldog," Newsweek describes Lynch as the "strident, unflagging voice" defending New York City police officers in the face of rising anti-police rhetoric.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
In an op/ed piece in the NY Post, Pat Lynch lays out the PBA’s rationale for challenging the Federal Court’s decision in the stop and frisk case.
The Chief Leader reports Lynch’s concerns about Mrs. de Blasio's Chief of Staff's failure to tell the whole truth in her pre-employement DOI investigation.
The Chief Leader also lends support to the union’s call to be permitted to intervene in the challenge to the Federal decision on stop and frisk.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
September 11, 2014: A solemn ceremony was held at the 13th Precinct remembering those who died and those who continue to struggle with illness related to the attack on the World Trade Center on the 13th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history.
September 3, 2014: A ceremony honoring fallen Police Officer Frank Macri who died of cancer related to exposure to toxins while working long hours during the rescue, recovery and cleanup of the WTC was held at PSA 2 where a plaque was dedicated in his memory.
August 29, 2014: Photos of guests, attendees, award recipients, NYPD Pipes and Drums and the NYPD Orchestra taken at the 120th Annual Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association convention luncheon in Albany, NY.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
PBA endorsements for the election, Nov. 4, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Following a ceremony unveiling 12 more line of duty names on the Police Memorial Wall, a group of reporters grabbed Pat Lynch for an impromptu question and answer session about current events ranging from investigations of City Hall staffers to ever emerging video tapes to the alleged rape charges against Sharpton buddy Sanford Rubenstein.
Newsradio 880 spoke with Pat Lynch about the double standard applied to the Rachel Noerdlinger case as more information about arrests emerge.
New York 1 News aired a story where Pat Lynch defends the officer who is accused of stealing money from a suspect. Lynch said the video caused people to jump to conclusions and that an good police officer's reputation was unnecessarily dragged through the mud. Lynch set the record straight.
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Pat Lynch sets the record straight about video purporting to show an officer “robbing” a suspect noting that the individual was stopped because he fit the description of a man with a gun and that all the property was properly vouchered. Stories appeared in the Daily News and Capital NY and on Fox News (see Part 1 and Part 2 of the full, unedited PBA recorded interview) and ABC News.
Newsday reports on the PBA’s “media blitz” of ad in support a better contract for NY’s police officers.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New York 1 News, Wall Street Journal, Staten Island Advance and CBS 880 Newsradio reports the formal release of the CCRB’s chokehold report with Pat Lynch saying the report is meaningless while CBS 2 News and WOR radio report the filing of a $75 million wrongful death suit in the Garner case. All stories indicate that the PBA denied a chokehold was used.
PBA 2nd Vice President Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar joins members of Congress Carolyn Maloney and Jerome Nadler at a press conference to remind those who worked during the rescue, recovery and cleanup at the WTC who have been diagnosed with cancer, that they only have until October 14, 2014 to register for the Victim’s Compensation Fund at VCF.gov. See a PBA recorded video of the entire news conference here.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Press release: With the emergence of yet another video, Pat Lynch tells the media that a 35 second video doesn’t tell the whole story and that resisting or interfering with an arrest is against the law.
In an interview with CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer, Pat Lynch explains that a video of an arrest fails to capture why the officers had to pursue the suspect in a foot chase which is always puts officers in a dangerous situation.
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Monday, October 6, 2014
In an op-ed column in the NY Post, Pat Lynch address the underlying, cynical message of activists, politicians and talking heads who continuously insist that “not all cops are bad” or “the majority of cops do the job correctly” which effectively overshadows the fact that all police officers perform work selflessly and courageously.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Late Friday afternoon, City Hall announced that the Department of Investigation has finished its revue of the Noerdlinger case and found no impropriety and recommend no action. PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in stories reported by WINS radio and on ABC 7 TV news declaring that the double standard is alive and well in the deBlasio administration, one standard for the elite and one for workers.
Press release: PBA president calls quick investigation in Noerdlinger case a double standard
In a letter to the president of Goddard College in Vermont, Pat Lynch joined Vermont's law enforcement community in expressing his outrage that convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been asked to deliver the school's commencement address from prison.
In stories about the Police Commissioner’s call to “weed out” bad cops, Pat Lynch said that the union will defend every officer and ensure their right to due process like every other American. Reports appeared in Daily News; NY Times; NY Post; Newsday and on WABC TV News and WPIX TV News.
Stories reporting City Hall staffer, Rachel Noerdlinger’s failure to reveal that she lives with a convicted murderer on official pre-employment investigation forms include Pat Lynch’s statement that, if she is found to have intentionally omitted that information, then she should be fired just as a police officer would. The original story by Murray Weiss broke in DNAinfo and was picked up in the Times, Post, and Daily News.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Press release: While Commissioner Bratton calls for the weeding out of “bad cops,” union president Pat Lynch insists that every officer accused is entitled to due process and that the PBA will continue to protect its members from a rush to judgment.
Press release: Lynch says if Noerdlinger (Mayor’s Wife’s Chief of Staff) lied during investigation she should be fired.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Pat Lynch defends the officers in the Garner case as grand jury proceedings begin on: ABC Radio (Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby show); CBS 2 News; PIX 11 News; ABC 7 News (see also the full, PBA-recorded interview); WOR radio news; News 12 TV news; News Radio 880. Lynch also hammers the CCRB “chokehold report” on; NBC 4 News; News radio 880; and a second story on News Radio 880.
The Daily News reports on Pat Lynch’s request to the City’s Corporation Counsel and Police Commissioner to adopt a “no settle” policy towards police lawsuits that damage an officer’s career. Story also covered on WPIX News.
The Chief Leader reports that Pat Lynch told protestors that the union would not apologize for fighting the federal “stop and frisk” lawsuit which directly affects the job that police officers do.
In this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch does a wide ranging interview at 1 PP with a gathering of reporters covering the CCRB report; Garner case; body cams and lawsuits against police officers.
Monday, September 29, 2014
PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said today: “Any report based on unsworn, unsubstantiated and poorly investigated complaints that were filed by criminals is totally meaningless.”
Press release: PBA calls for the City to fight nuisance civil suits against police officers.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
In a NY Post exclusive, Pat Lynch calls a CCRB report about the use of chokeholds "...totally meaningless" because it's based on unsworn complaints from criminals.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Post and Newsday report the Mayor's reaction to Pat Lynch's call to remove Rachel Noerdlinger as chief of staff to Mrs. deBlasio because of her close association to a convicted killer and published cop hater. The story was also reported on CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; WOR radio; WINS radio; CBS 880 radio; WNYC radio; NY 1 News Reporters Roundtable. See also the full, PBA-recorded interviews with reporters from CBS, NBC, Fox and PIX News.
Friday, September 26, 2014
The media — NY 1 News; WABC radio news; WNYC radio; Fox 5 TV news; PIX 11 TV news; NBC 4 TV news; ABC 7 TV news — report on the funeral of PO Michael Williams with some using comments by Pat Lynch. Other stations — WOR radio; WINS radio; MSNBC TV — report the start of Grand Jury proceedings, which are slated to begin on Monday, Sept. 29, with comments from Pat Lynch.
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Press release: PBA president says that the Mayor’s wife’s chief of staff, who lives with a convicted felon and published cop hater, should not be in that position of responsibility
Press release: The PBA mourns the passing of veteran CBS 2 News journalist John Slattery.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Following the funeral of P.O. Michael Williams, PBA president Pat Lynch made this statement
In stories about the emergence of another arrest video where misconduct is alleged, the Wall Street Journal and PIX 11 News quoted Pat Lynch's statement that the video, like most others, doesn't show whole interaction, including the crime that lead to the arrest.
The Daily News, the Observer and Capital New York report on the PBA's intention to continue efforts to intervene in the appeal of the federal stop, question and frisk ruling. In a related story on New York 1 News, Pat Lynch responded to Judge Scheindlin's claim that police body cameras, one of the reforms ordered in the ruling, would have prevented the death of Eric Garner.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Press release: Pat Lynch defends the PBA’s challenge to the Federal stop and frisk lawsuit following a call for unions to withdraw the challenge
Press release: Pat Lynch tells the Daily News that he has confidence that, if the evidence is presented fairly to a grand jury, the officers involved in the Garner tragedy will be found to be working within the scope of the law. The story also aired on PIX 11 News and WINS radio.
Press release: PBA president Pat Lynch talks to another arrest video that has arisen in the 72 Pct.
Pat Lynch tells an NBC 4 reporter that indictment in the Bronx on ticket fixing should not have happened and that the officers involved should not be taking the fall for an institutional wide practice.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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The Chief Leader reports on the autopsy review of the Garner death while the Daily News reports that Pat Lynch called Judge Sheindlin’s statement that if police wore body camera’s Eric Garner would not have died “absurd” pointing out that the officers clearly knew they were being recorded and it didn’t change anything. The NY Post takes the Judge to task for showing her anti-police bias that the cameras are meant to catch cops and not change behavior of those interacting with police.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Funeral arrangements for PO Michael Williams
Press release: Pat Lynch calls Judge Scheindlin’s remark about how body cameras would have prevented Eric Garner’s death “absurd.”
The Post, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, and Daily News report on the tragic death of PO Michael Williams in an on-duty vehicle accident Sunday morning. Pat Lynch, who responded to the hospital in the early morning hours, spoke to the media and is quoted in several of the stories.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Press release: Pat Lynch speaks on tragic accident
The media continues to report on the follow up review of the autopsy in the Eric Garner case adding the family's reaction from Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters where they call for an arrest. The union's position and Pat Lynch's remarks are included in most reports. Stories aired on NPR radio; and TV's Fox 5 and New York 1.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Reports on the autopsy review of the Garner death with Pat Lynch's comments also appeared in the Daily News, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal while ABC 7 News and NBC 4 News reported the story with the caveat that the Garner family will appear at Sharpton's National Action Network to discuss the findings of the autopsy review.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Following an announcement of the findings of an autopsy review by an expert for the Garner family, Pat Lynch tells reporters that Garner did not die of a chokehold which would have resulted in asphyxiation, and that what appears to be a chokehold was actually a take down method as Garner resisted arrest. He also stated that injuries discovered during the autopsy were consistent with damage from life saving measures rendered to a man in cardiac arrest. Stories aired on Fox News; ABC 7 News; NY 1 News; CBS 2 News and NBC 4 News. See also the unedited PBA-recorded video of the press conference with Pat Lynch.
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Press release: PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks on autopsy review in Eric Garner case
Thursday, September 18, 2014
PBA Memorial Wall: Yesterday, a new Memorial Wall took its place at the entrance to the PBA's headquarters in Manhattan. This important tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters is the culmination of a year of effort by the PBA's board officers and staff, and includes the names of each of the nearly 800 members of the NYPD who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is our duty to honor that sacrifice and keep their memory alive.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
On an MSNBC show called "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" (MSNBC is widely known for its liberal bias) the program's host reluctantly agrees with PBA president Pat Lynch's call for the immediate dismissal of ax wielding CCRB board member Mitchell Taylor who the show reports was allegedly extorting money from a hotel in his community. O'Donnell mentions that no one enjoys criticizing the credibility of the CCRB more that the police unions.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
103rd Precinct Reunion, October 9
Following yesterday’s call by Pat Lynch for the immediate dismissal of an axe wielding CCRB board member Mitchell Taylor, the NY Post published an editorial supporting the PBA’s call for changes to the CCRB, including requiring complainants to swear to their complaints under penalty of perjury.
This week’s edition of the Chief Leader reports that Pat Lynch calls the hiring of 1,000 more police officers a good start but not nearly enough to quell hotspots of crime while keeping the city safe from terrorist acts. In a second story regarding the reauthorization of the Zadroga 9/11 Bill, Pat Lynch is pictured at a Ground Zero press conference along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congress members Peter King, Carolyn Maloney and Gerald Nadler.
Capital NY reports a meeting between PBA president Pat Lynch and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito where Lynch seeks a home rule meeting in support of legislation that would equalize disability benefits for police officers and firefighters who are in the Tier 3 pension system.
Monday, September 15, 2014
In a detailed letter to CCRB Chairman Richard Emery, Pat Lynch presented concrete evidence that the CCRB has overstepped its authority and is biased against police officers. Lynch called for reforms to establish fairness in the CCRB's processes and to return it to the limited role set for it by the City Charter.
In an op-ed piece in the Daily News, Pat Lynch lays out the problems that exist with the CCRB from a police officer’s perspective and calls for “basic fairness” in the process and penalties for those who file baseless and/or false complaints against officers.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The New York Post runs Pat Lynch's letter about DI Pegues under the headline "Consequences of a Criminal Cop."
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Press Release: Pat Lynch attacks the credibility of the CCRB as an entity and the accuracy of recent CCRB “chokehold” statistics.
A follow up to Pat Lynch's lambasting of DI Corey Pegues, a thug turned cop turned thug again, aired on PIX 11 News noting that the officers of the 67 removed the former DI's photo and replaced it with a photo of murdered police officer Ed Byrne.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Noting in a CBS 2 News story that the NYPD fields 6,000 fewer officers today than on 9/11/01 (view PBA recorded, unedited interview here,) PBA president Pat Lynch calls for the hiring of 6,000 new officers. He also states that it takes over a year to recruit, hire and train new police officers. Lynch said that by the time we find out that staffing levels are too low, it’s too late to recover and that we are dangerously close to that point already. In a separate report on PIX 11 (see PBA recorded, unedited video here) about cop/thug DI Corey Pegues, Lynch slams the former DI for his self-serving ways and calls for an investigation of his admitted crimes. Read Lynch’s letter to the NY Post about this stain on the department here.
This week’s edition of the Chief Leader reports PBA president Pat Lynch’s comments regarding the UFT’s management like tactic to prevent teachers from supporting the NYPD and its officers and, in a story on body cameras, includes Lynch’s concern about practical use.
Monday, September 8, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch supports the reauthorization of the Zadroga bill for the next 25 years along with elected officials and labor leaders. See Lynch’s remarks here; see also Part 1 of the entire news conference, and Part 2 of the entire news conference along with the Q&A that followed.
PBA president Pat Lynch joins elected and union officials to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga Act which provides treatment and support for responders who have contracted severe illness from exposure to toxins during the rescue, cleanup and recovery of the attack on the World Trade Center. The story went national with too many TV reports to list. Here are the local stations that covered the event: NY 1 news; CBS 2 news; Fox news; and News 12.
Following Commissioner Bratton’s testimony before the City Council Safety Committee, PBA president Pat Lynch informed the media that 1,000 additional police officers will help but that it is not nearly enough to fight crime and terrorism. The PBA’s position was mentioned in a Fox 5 news report and a CBS 2 News story as well as in the Daily News, Post, Wall Street Journal, Metro, Observer and the Staten Island Advance.
Press release: At the Police Commissioner's City Council Hearing: Staffing; Training and Tort Reform
Sunday, September 7, 2014
In a story on body cameras that aired Sunday night on WLNY TV, Pat Lynch is quoted regarding the PBA's concerns for the practical use of these cameras.
ABC television's "Eyewitness News Closeup with Diana Williams" aired a wide ranging discussion of body cameras on police officers during which a civil libertarian agreed with PBA president Lynch's statement that there were still too many unanswered questions to be resolved before initiating a program.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Pat Lynch tells NY 1 News that the PBA is still challenging the federal decision that mandates a body cam pilot program and reiterates that there are still too many unanswered questions about their practical use.
Pat Lynch lashes out against the UFT’s outrageous, non-union like behavior in pressuring teachers not to wear shirts that support police officers and/or the NYPD. Lynch slams them for using “management-like scare tactics” for warning teachers that inappropriate dress could result in a trip to the Chancellor’s office. You can see the broadcast report by clicking on the station and you can see the complete, unedited video for each station by clicking on the (full PBA video) after each station designation. The story was aired on NBC 4 news at 6 pm and 11 pm (full PBA video) ; ABC 7 News (full PBA video); CBS 2 News at 6 pm and 11 pm (full PBA video); and Fox 5 news at 5 pm and 10 pm (full PBA video). WINS radio and CBS radio also covered the story, as did the New York Post and Newsday.
Friday, September 5, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch informs the media that the federally mandated body camera pilot program is part of the legal challenge still underway by the PBA and that there are still too many unanswered questions about how such a program would work in a practical sense. Print stories ran in: Wall Street Journal; Daily News; Newsday; NY Times and the NY Post. Also covered on WABC News and WCBS News. See also PBA press release.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Press release: Pat Lynch slams the UFT’s president for threatening teachers who wore NYPD shirts to school
Press release: PBA president speaks to the NYPD’s plan to institute a body camera pilot program
During a wide ranging discussion about Al Sharpton on WABC radio’s Curtis and Kuby program, reporter Dominic Carter, who was a guest, spoke about Pat Lynch’s defense of the officers in the Garner tragedy and his statement that a chokehold was not used.
An opinion piece calling for Pat Lynch’s resignation for the good of the city slams Lynch for saying, among other things, that Al Sharpton seeks to deny the officers in the Garner case the same due process granted anyone in our system of justice. To their credit, the website doesn’t claim to be unbiased, proudly posting their motto: Progressive, tough, liberal news and opinion.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
In a story about Police Commissioner Bratton's support for a body cam pilot program, amNY quotes Pat Lynch's previous statement that the PBA will reserve its decision on the cameras until more evidence of their effectiveness and impact on police officers is available.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
In this week’s edition of the Chief Leader, they report the PBA’s kickback against the UFT president’s support of Al Sharpton’s rally on SI and the call by the SI DA to put the Garner case before a grand jury.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pat Lynch is quoted in a NY Times story about the backlash against the UFT's sponsorship of Al Sharpton's anti-police rally, saying that Sharpton's goal is to deprive New York City police officers of due process.
In a second appearance on the Fox News morning program Fox & Friends, Pat Lynch discussed the silent majority of New Yorkers who support police officers instead of Al Sharpton's self-serving anti-police rally. He also discussed the impact of September 11 on police officers and their families, noting the more than 60 officers who have passed away due to 9/11-related illnesses since then, and the many more who continue to suffer.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Pat Lynch appeared on the Fox News morning program "Fox & Friends" to discuss the Eric Garner case and Al Sharpton's anti-police rally. He said that Sharpton's message that individuals "don't have to listen to the police" has led to an increasing number of resisting arrest cases, creating a dangerous situation for both police officers and the public.
In stories about the Public Advocate's press conference demonstrating body camera technology, the Staten Island Advance, the Daily News and CBS News report Pat Lynch's previous call for more investigation into their effectiveness and impact on the officers who carry them. Lynch also noted that the real force behind the City's spending on legal settlements is its policy of settling even the most ridiculous and baseless claims, rather than fighting them to conclusion.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
TADAM: a message from Pat Lynch on the PBA's efforts to defend its members' rights and reputation from every attack, no matter the source.
In full page ads appearing in major daily and local newspapers this week, the PBA calls upon the city to support its overworked, understaffed, underpaid and unappreciated police officers.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Pat Lynch appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox to discuss the Eric Garner case and Al Sharpton's anti-police rally. Lynch noted once again that Sharpton has never been a credible leader, saying that elected officials have put him on pedestal simply because they are "afraid" of his media influence.
On WABC Radio's "The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby," Lynch said that he was glad to see that many teachers were outraged by their union's decision to co-sponsor Al Sharpton's anti-police rally, especially since many teachers have police officers in their family, and vice versa.
Pat Lynch's call for a fair review of the facts by the grand jury in the Eric Gardner case is reported by the Times, Daily News, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal. Read the full statement here. Speaking with reporters with from ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News and WOR Radio outside the 6th Pct., Lynch noted that it makes no sense to criticize the fairness of the Staten Island DA's investigation before it has been completed.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Editorials in the Post and Chief-Leader reference Pat Lynch's letter blasting UFT president Michael Mulgrew for backing Al Sharpton's anti-police march. The Post notes that many rank-and-file UFT members are outraged by the decision, as well.
Press release: Pat Lynch addresses the impaneling of a grand jury in the Garner case.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
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Friday, August 15, 2014
Pat Lynch responds to a news conference by "Black Law Enforcement Professionals" who claim the officers involved in the Garner case should be "charged, prosecuted and jailed" by saying the that the PBA offers no apology for vehemently defending these officers against a rush to judgment in this case. Stories aired on NY 1 News; ABC 7 News; NBC 4 News and PIX 11 News.
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Press release: Pat Lynch defends police officers against those who would deny them due process
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
WABC radio's talk program called "The Drive Home" with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby spoke about Lynch's disappointment that the Mayor hadn't said publically that resisting arrest is a crime and people shouldn't do it. The Mayor eventually sent the same message.
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The New York Sun published an editorial on Aug. 9 supporting the PBA’s appeal to the Second Circuit in order to gain standing in the Federal “stop and frisk” case. You will recall that the Bloomberg administration was fighting Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling but when the new mayor was elected, he withdrew the opposition to it leaving police officers with no voice in a ruling that will directly impact their jobs. The Sun hit the main point of the union’s argument that “If the city wasn’t going to defend their [police officers'] good name, they [the PBA] wanted to be able to do so.” Read the full editorial.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This edition of the The Chief Leader reports on the PBA/SBA news conference that took on race baiters, police haters and updated the latest information in the Garner case. The Chief also wrote an editorial regarding Sharpton and the unions.
CBS News reports the Public Advocate's “money saving” plan of putting body cams on police officers. Pat Lynch notes that while the PA cites the $152 million spent settling lawsuits against police officers, that the city settles even the most “frivolous and baseless” lawsuits without a fight and that encourages even more “quick buck” lawsuits to be filed.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
PIX 11’s Close Up with Marvin Scott: Pat Lynch continues the PBA’s fierce defense of the officers in the Garner case in a wide ranging interview with veteran TV reporter Marvin Scott.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
At the end of a story in the NY Post about the protest march over the Verrazano bridge being moved, the report mentions the PBA's slam of the ME's politicized cause of death finding and Pat Lynch's insistence that it was not a chokehold and that Mr. Garner should not have resisted arrest.
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Amsterdam News has named an illness after Pat Lynch... click here to read “The Patrick Lynch syndrome” and be sure to read the comment at the bottom.
Pat Lynch’s belief that Sharpton shouldn’t have been given a special place at the “round table” in City Hall is mentioned in a Post story about the Mayor’s reaction to Sharpton’s grandstanding. Lynch is also quoted in an opinion column by the Post’s Andrea Peyser. In a Daily News story about the Chief of Department’s involvement in enforcing laws that led to the Garner tragedy, Lynch explains that police don’t chose which laws to enforce. In a Daily News column by Denis Hamill he attempts to recover from his rush to judgment in the Garner case by presenting a wide variety of diverse opinions on both side of the issue.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Pat Lynch explains in the Post why the union would oppose a part time employee program for retirees and comments on the potential for a Sharpton march over the Verrazano Bridge. Read Lynch’s entire comments on the retiree program here and the Sharpton march here.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The PBA/SBA news conference conducted to answer the race baiters, resisting arrest and to set the record straight on the Garner case generated news and editorial coverage both positive and negative in the following media: Post editorial; Wall Street Journal; Daily News story; Daily News editorial; Newsday; DNAInfo; and the New York Times which buried the union story in CCRB story.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The PBA and SBA conducted a joint news conference to address police haters, resisting arrest and to set the record straight on the tragic death in custody of Eric Garner. The conference is covered on WPIX News, Fox News, WABC News, WCBS News, WNBC News and WNYC radio. View the entire, unedited 36-minute long video shot by the PBA.
Press release: PBA and SBA presidents take police haters to task while presenting undisputable facts in the death of Mr. Garner
Monday, August 4, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
ABC 7 News reports the arrest of Ramsey Orta who shot the Garner arrest video with a comment from Pat Lynch. NY 1 News reports on Lynch's comment on a radio program about how distraught the officer is who was involved in the death in custody.
Press Release: PBA President addresses the arrest of Ramsey Orta (Garner video) for illegal firearms possession
Saturday, August 2, 2014
The Daily News, Post, Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal and the Staten Island Advance and NY1 News report the preliminary cause of death in Garner case with PBA president Pat Lynch's remarks focusing on the deceased's serious health problems and resistance to arrest. The Daily News was critical of the union's response in an editorial. See also Pat Lynch's entire statement.
Friday, August 1, 2014
The PBA responds to the Medical Examiner’s findings in the death of Eric Garner. Reports on NY 1 News; CBS 2 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; PIX 11 News and WNYC Radio all include PBA president Pat Lynch’s statement.
Press Release: Reaction to Medical Examiner's findings in the death of Eric Garner
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Lengthy reports on NY 1 News and NBC 4 News about the death in custody include Pat Lynch’s statement about arrest video’s being only partial information that demands complete review before reaching conclusions.
A story in the Staten Island Advance about a protest march over the death in custody slated for the Verrazano bridge Pat Lynch is quoted noting that there is no need for a federal investigation because of the Island's excellent District Attorney and that arrest videos never tell the whole story which is why full reviews must be done before arriving at conclusions.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
With the surfacing of a third arrest video PBA president Pat Lynch addresses the limits of information that those videos provide and cautions that a full review is needed before reaching any conclusions. Lynch is quoted about one such video in Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.
Press Release: PBA President: No need for duplicative federal investigation
Press Release: PBA President addresses the emergence of arrest videos
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Friday, July 25, 2014
RNN TV’s Dominic Carter interviews PBA president Pat Lynch as he defends his members on RNN’s Richard French program about the tragic death in custody that occurred on Staten Island. Watch also the entire, PBA-recorded, unedited interview. Another segment of the show is an interview with former Queens ADA Dan Schorr regarding the legal aspects of the case.
The Brooklyn Cyclones will honor 25 officers from Brooklyn North and South at a special “NYPD Night” at MCU Park in Coney Island on July 30. They are also offering a nice discount package with special offers to our members who attend. Some guy named Lynch will throw out the first pitch. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
NYC PBA WATCHES- NEW “Police Officer” watch featuring new larger case, new Swiss made movement and custom made for PBA members with mini shield logos on the dial, case back and buckle. If you would like to order call Melisa or Michael at 212-452-1544. For more info see the web links below. PBA watches make great gifts for friends, family, retirement and fellow officers. See the new PO watch NYPBA003 in two tone with a gift watch offer at http://www.americasfinestpolice.com/pba-police-officer-nypba003-watch-registration.aspx. See the new PO watch NYPBA007 in all steel color at http://www.americasfinestpolice.com/pba-policeofficer-nypba007watch-registration-letter.aspx
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In an effort to educate the public about issues police routinely face and in defense of our members, Pat Lynch appeared on Fox News program “Hannity” where he joined the host, Sean Hannity, a legal analyst and a democratic strategist in a frank discussion about the tragic death of a man in custody on Staten Island. The discussion was cut short when Fox News went to some primary election results.
Press Release: PBA President speaks to proposed retraining following death in custody
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Chief Leader reports on the death in custody on Staten Island, the modification of the officers involved and reports Pat Lynch’s comments that putting the officers on modified duty it was a “prejudging” the case and “kneejerk reaction” by the department for “political reasons.”
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch calls the placing of an officer accused of using a "chokehold" during an arrest on modified duty "absolutely wrong," "unwarranted," and a "kneejerk reaction" for political purposes. His statement is included in Post and Daily News stories reporting that unnamed sources indicate that there was no trauma or damage to the subject's throat or windpipe. Lynch's comments were also reported in Newsday, the Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Staten Island Advance. Read Lynch's entire statement. Reports were aired on NBC 4 News, NY 1 News, Fox 5 News, CBS 2 News and NPR radio news.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Press Release: PBA President calls modified assignment of PO Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island death in custody case “political” and “wrong.”
Press Release: PBA president Patrick J. Lynch addresses the perception of the use of force and the need for full investigations when deaths in custody occur.
Photos from the funeral of Jersey City PO Melvin Santiago
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Discounts for Jets vs. the Bears on NY Jets’ First Responders Appreciation Night! Be among the first to buy tickets and form the “Player Tunnel.”
Press Release: PBA President addresses "Right to Record" police lawsuit
The City gave the mother of a deranged knife-wielding man, who called 911 when her son threatened her, $250,000 to settle her “wrongful” death lawsuit against the NYPD. The New York Post reports Pat Lynch’s objections to the settlement saying that the officers were justified in defending the family who summoned them and themselves when the deranged man lunged at them with a knife. Lynch said that settling this kind of case will only encourage others to sue even when the facts do not support their claims.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
10-13: Fundraising event for the family of P.O. Brendan Regan, 33rd Precinct
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Pat Lynch calls for the immediate hiring of more police officers in stories reported in the Wall Street Journal and the Chief Leader about operation “Summer All Out” while the Chief Leader quotes Lynch calling for equal pay and benefits for all police officers in an article about a court decision on ITHP for Tier 3 officers.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The NY Times, Newsday, Daily News and Daily News blog "The ShackWNBC (morning and evening stories), WABC and WPIX TV and WCBS and WNYM radio report on the NYPD’s plan to put desk officers out on patrol for 90 days. PBA president Pat Lynch called it an admission of a severe shortage of officers on the street and a last ditch, band-aid effort to deal with shootings. See also the PBA-recorded interviews with WNBC and WABC.
The Apprentice Program of the Electrical Industry of I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 3 is accepting applications (through July 21, 2014) for apprenticeships that will start in mid-2015. See notice of recruitment and application letter.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Press Release: Following a court decision that frees the city from paying all or part of some Tier 3 members pension contributions, PBA president Pat Lynch told the press that pay and benefits for all police officers should be the same and that if equity cannot be achieved through the courts, then the union will fight to achieve it through negotiations.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Press Release: PBA president Pat Lynch praises the Mayor's choice of Joe Esposito as the head of the Office of Emergency Management.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Press release: The PBA fought hard for the passage of a bill that will restore its right to negotiate disciplinary procedures. Pat Lynch calls it an issue of respect and fairness and a bill, that if it becomes law, will help rebuild the morale of a dispirited NYPD.
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Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Press release: Pat Lynch on court support of Community Safety Act
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
PBA Financial Secretary for Lower Manhattan and Richmond, Al Acierno, also serves as the team coach for Staten Island’s St. Christopher’s Cougars basketball team. New York 1 News tells the story of a coaches vs. players benefit game that Acierno organized to raise money for 17 year old Brandon Belmonte who is recovering from a severe stroke. Brandon, who can walk again, served as the “coaches’ coach.” (The video is available to Time-Warner customers only.)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Capital NY reports that the Mayor and Council Speaker are undecided regarding restoring Tier 2 benefits to police officers hired since 2009. PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted saying the union is fully committed to restoring the benefits and that it is an issue that the PBA will not let go away.
Press Release: Pat Lynch pledges Tier 3 issue will not go away
September 30 set as new date for pension seminar. See flyer for details.
Pat Lynch calls upon the City Council Speaker to bring the Tier 2 & 3 Equalization home rule message to a vote before the entire council.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Updated information on prescription drug benefits for active members
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Capital New York reports on the aggressive lobbying efforts undertaken by the PBA to equalize disability benefits for police officers in Tier 3. PBA president Pat Lynch notes that “The city has a moral obligation to ensure that those who risk their lives in service to the city are adequately cared for, should a serious injury befall them."
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Tuesday, June 2, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch has long been supportive of the idea of teaming rookie officers with veterans as part of their training. NBC 4 News’ Jonathan Dienst reports a new initiative that accomplishes that.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
NYC PBA WATCHES FOR FATHER’S DAY- Exclusive police officer limited edition watches make great collectible gifts for family, friends and fellow officers. Watches feature a Swiss made chronograph movement, sapphire crystal, 330 feet water resistance and mini shield PBA logos on the dial, case back and buckle. Member price is $250 (+applicable tax/shipping). The NYPBA002 PBA watch is valued at $450 and members save 40%. Click Here to see the PBA watch. Available exclusively at: www.americasfinestpolice.com
Press Release: While supporting the carrying of drug overdose fighting inhalers by police officers, Pat Lynch insists that his members are already overburdened, understaffed and underpaid.
Press Release: Pat Lynch reinforces the need to bring Tier 3 disability benefits in line with Tier 2.
Pension seminar for June 3 SOLD OUT. The date of the next one will be posted as soon as it is available.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
NY Post reports that Pat Lynch and the PBA is furious over a light sentence in police assault
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A contingent of officers from the 71 Pct. joined Pat Lynch and PBA board members at Brooklyn Supreme Court to bolster support for the prosecution of Rashaun Robinson who shot PO James Li three times to avoid a fare-beat arrest that would have revealed his illegal gun. Following court, in this PBA recorded video, Pat Lynch spoke to reporters and talked about PO Rosa Rodriguez’s release from the hospital and the difficulty police officers face in returning from a serious line of duty injury. The event was covered on WPIX and News 12 Brooklyn.
Monday, May 19, 2014
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Press Release: PBA President on the pending release of PO Rosa Rodriguez from the hospital.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Press Release: PBA president notes union’s actions towards improving what he calls “grossly inadequate” disability benefits for Tier 3 police officers
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
This week’s edition of the Chief Leader takes on the UFT contract and its potential impact on uniformed unions’ contracts. In its story on the UFT agreement, the Chief reports that the PBA passed on a Municipal Labor Coalition meeting because PBA president Pat Lynch was “…preparing for possible arbitration, hoping to duplicate his success on three occasions during the Bloomberg administration….” This story also reports that PERB has appointed a mediator so that both parties can enter into non-binding mediation. Another story reports the uniformed forces' strenuous objection to the agreement to change the health benefits system in order to attempt to save a billion dollars to defray the cost of the UFT contract.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Police Officer Richard G. Holland — March 23, 2012
Detective Carmen M. Figueroa — May 26, 2013
Lieutenant Steven L. Cioffi — March 5, 2013
Police Officer Ronald G. Becker, Jr. — August 19, 2012
Police Officer Karen E. Barnes — August 4, 2011
Detective Thomas Weiner — May 3, 2003
Detective Traci L. Tack — January 15, 2013
Police Officer Francis T. Pitone — August 11, 2013
Detective Tommy L. Merriweather — January 21, 2013
Sergeant Michael J. McHugh — July 3, 2012
Police Officer Frank G. Macri — September 3, 2007
Detective John F. Kristoffersen — August 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In this week’s edition of the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch had “the most emphatic demonstration of displeasure…” over zeroes being offered by the city when he announced that the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) had granted the PBA’s declaration of impasse just minutes before the UFT contract announcement was made. The story also notes that the PBA has had success in the past breaking the “pattern” in PERB arbitrations.
Also in the Chief, In a second story Lynch is quoted saying three years of no raises is unacceptable for his members who are among the lowest paid big-city police in the country.
In a third story in the Chief regarding police morale, Police Commissioner Bratton said that raises for police officers would help to boost morale.
An unrelated story in the Chief mentions the PBA’s support for a special memorial for WTC responders who died of toxic exposure from their work during the rescue, recovery and cleanup.
Monday, May 5, 2014
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Saturday, May 3, 2014
Photo Gallery: We remember those who have gone before us. Today, active and retired member of the service were joined by members of the PBA’s executive board to pay homage to all the members of the NYPD who have passed at a site in Cypress Hills Cemetery that has become known as the “Police Arlington.” Originally purchased by the Metropolitan Police Burial Association, it was a place where members of the service who died from an influenza epidemic and whose families could not afford a decent burial were interred. The burial association is generally considered to be the start of the organization that is today known as the NYC PBA. After falling into disrepair, a small group of dedicated MOS banded together to restore the site and to conduct this annual memorial. The event grows larger and larger each year.
Friday, May 2, 2014
The PBA announced that PERB has granted our petition (see press release) and declared an impasse in our contract negotiations with the city. A mention of the change in status and the PBA’s objection to the city’s offer of zeroes was published in stories about the UFT contract settlement in: Daily News (PERB); DNAInfo; Daily News (UFT); NY Times; Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Huffington Post; videos on New York 1 at 11:00 AM; WPIX News, WNBC News and New York 1 at 11:30 AM; and radio on CBS Radio and WNYC.
Pat Lynch addressed the media yesterday following the arraignment of Marcell Dockery in the murder of PO Dennis Guerra telling them not to be fooled by a young face and that his criminal act was one of an adult for which he must be held responsible. The Daily News and Newsday published that story, and videos appeared on WABC News at 5, WCBS News, WNBC News, New York 1, WPIX News and WABC News at 4.
In an third, unrelated story, the city erroneously paid over 30,000 police officers and firefighters their VSF payment early. Lynch warns PBA retirees not to spend that money in that the city will be taking it back very shortly which appeared in the Daily News (The Shack Blog), Post, Newsday, Times and Wall Street Journal.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Press Release: State Board finds City/PBA contract negotiations are at an impasse
Standing with the family of PO Dennis Guerra and a large contingent of police officers — including many from Guerra’s home base at PSA 1 — PBA president Pat Lynch tells the media not to be fooled by the young face of the defendant, that he is an adult and that his crime had deadly consequences for which he must be held responsible. View the entire PBA recorded video here.
Following the press conference on the indictment, reporters used the opportunity as an “availability” to question Lynch about the UFT contract, fire response training and recent police involved shootings. The PBA recorded video missed part of the first question which asked Lynch about the reported potential contract settlement with the UFT.
Press Release: PBA President on indictment of teen who killed PO Guerra
The Police Pension Fund (PPF) has provided the following update regarding today's VSF payment error: “Due to an administrative error, the City inadvertently released Variable Supplements Fund (VSF) payments on Thursday, May 1 to a large percentage of Police and Fire retirees. Please note this payment was made in error and all transactions will be reversed by the close of business today. The Fund apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The 1st Precinct defeated WFAN’s Boomer and Carton’s softball team at Con Ed Field in a charity game to benefit the PBA Widows and Children’s Fund. Spirits were high despite some rain. See video highlights compliments of CBS sports here.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Photo Gallery: The 1st Precinct Softball team defeated WFAN’s Boomer and Carton all-stars in a charity softball game to benefit the PBA’s Widows’ and Children’s fund. Despite the drizzle, it was a great day of softball and fun with celebrities like football great Boomer Esiason, radio personality Greg Carton, NY Jets’ Headcoach Rex Ryan, Stanley cup champ and former Ranger’s Captain Mark Messier, former NY Jets linebacker Bart Scot and American Idol rocker Constantine Maroulis who recently appeared in Broadway’s “Rock of Ages” playing for WFAN.
Friday, April 25, 2014
An analysis in DNAInfo by veteran police reporter Murray Weiss reveals the catastrophic results that would befall MOS in pension Tier 3 if they sustain a career-ending line of duty injury. Pat Lynch is quoted with other police union heads slamming the arrangement and calling for legislation to fix it. Read Lynch’s entire comment here.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Following an announcement by the City Council that it has included funding to hire another 1,000 police officers in its budget, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton indicated that it would be his preference to give existing MOS a raise to hiring more officers. The story was reported in the Post; Daily News; CBS News; and ABC News.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PIX 11 reporter James Ford followed the Port Authority PBA and NYC PBA to the Boston Marathon where both unions supplied refreshments to fellow officers who were working the marathon. In his first report, which aired on Monday evening, he reports on security and the support of the unions and in his Tuesday night report, he covers the surprise presentation to the Boston Police PBA of a refurbished canteen presented by the PA PBA and the NYC PBA. PA PBA president Paul Nunziato and NYC PBA president Pat Lynch talk about the presentation.
Press Release: Pat Lynch targets former Governor for inadequate Tier 3 Disability benefits
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Daily News columnist Denis Hamill reports that Pat Lynch and the PBA Canteen worked the Boston Marathon and quotes Lynch about the relationship between the Boston and NYC PDs. Commissioner Bratton also weighs in indicating that he was pleased to see the PBA supporting their fellow officers in Boston.
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Photo Gallery: Commissioner Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, joined PBA President Pat Lynch, PBA board members and Boston Police Patrolmen's Association and NAPO President Tommy Nee in Boston to support our colleagues in the BPD and other agencies working to secure the 2014 Boston Marathon. Following the devastating bombing attacks at the finish line of last year's race, an NYC PBA delegation was on the scene providing food and support for Boston-area police officers as they worked around the clock to secure the scene and apprehend the perpetrators. Pat Lynch said: "A year ago, it was the heroism of Boston's law enforcement community that calmed the fears of their shaken community. Today, they are performing heroically once again as they stand guard over this celebration of a City's pride and strength in the face of tragedy."
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10-13: Help Police Officer Manuel “Manny” Encarnacion of the 25th Detective Squad, caught in a legal nightmare in India. See flyer for details.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Celebrity Softball Game featuring members of the First Precinct vs. WFAN's Boomer & Carton: 4:00pm, Sat. April 26 at Con-Ed Field in Manhattan. See flyer for details.
New York Police, Fire and Military Bowling Tournament, June 27-29, at East Meadow, NY. See flyer for details.
The Career Development Division-Early Intervention Unit is hosting its third Autism Seminar which is scheduled to convene on May 8, 2014. The Autism Seminar will be open to all members of the service who are parents or legal guardians of a child or children on the spectrum, and their non-MOS spouses. Information and experts in areas of interest to parents such as legal rights and special education law, IEP’s, transition plans(for various ages, and types of transitions), and respite resources will be addressed, as well as an opportunity for peer support.
Please call Sgt. Colleen Price or Det. Michael Theogene of the Career Development Division-Early Intervention Unit at 646-610-6730, or by email at Colleen.Price@NYPD.org or Michael.Theogene@NYPD.org for further information and to register.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The NY Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday and Wall Street Journal report on the funeral of fallen hero police officer Dennis Guerra on Rockaway Beach. The Chief Leader reports the creation of a new NYPD fire-response protocol as Pat Lynch comments on the tragic death of Officer Guerra. TV coverage of PO Guerra’s funeral aired on ABC 7 News; CBS 2 News; New York 1 News; NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News and FOX 5 News, and on CBS radio, several of which include interviews with PBA president Pat Lynch.
In an unrelated news story in the Chief Leader, Pat Lynch states that the root of the legal problems and poor relations with communities is quota for police activities — including SQF — that were established due to inadequate staffing and he decries the lack of police officers in local precincts saying that “...public safety and the safety of our officers demands” hiring more police.
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Photo Gallery: On Thursday, April 10,2014, the day after PO Dennis Guerra’s passing, PBA president Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano, UFA president Steve Cassidy and other union officials at a private, informal drop in (no media was invited) at FDNY Battalion 43 to meet and thank the Firefighters and EMTs who rescued and cared for POs Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez following an intentionally set fire in Coney Island apartment building. The Police Commissioner and Pat Lynch then visited PSA 1where both officers were assigned to express their condolences and appreciation to the officer’s colleagues.
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In full page ads appearing in major daily and local newspapers this week, the PBA criticizes the city for offering zero wage increases despite our historic achievements in crime reduction and the significant disparity between our wages and those of our peers in the local area. The ad will run in the Daily News, El Diario, The Chief-Leader, Newsday, the Post and community papers throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx."
Monday, April 14, 2014
Statement from PBA President Pat Lynch following the funeral of P.O. Dennis Guerra
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Photo Gallery: The 28 Pct. was the scene of the annual PO Phillip Cardillo Memorial and Bike run held on April 13th.. Officer Cardillo was murdered after being summoned to a Mosque with a bogus call for help. The loss of Officer Cardillo and the shameful response of NYPD and elected officials is generally considered to be an all time low point in the history of the NYPD. Friends, family and fellow officers keep his memory alive with this annual event in his honor.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Press release: PBA comments of felony murder charge in death of PO Guerra
PBA president Pat Lynch and Police Commissioner Bratton address the media outside Woodhull hospital where two MOS were being treated for smoke inhalation following their heroic rescue of a family from a burning building in Williamsburg. The story aired on CBS 2 News and WLNY.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Funeral arrangements for P.O. Dennis Guerra
Press release: Judge says cop-shooter must stand trial
Reports of the death of hero police officer Dennis Guerra, the flag lowering ceremony and side stories, some with comments by PBA president Pat Lynch, appear in: the Times; Daily News (multiple stories); Post (multiple stories); Newsday; Wall Street Journal; Christian Post; Huffington Post. Also covered in video and audio on New York 1 News; CBS News; WLNY News; PIX 11 News; NBC 4 News; Fox 5 News; ABC 7 News; WOR Radio; WNYC Radio; WINS Radio and WCBS Radio
In an unrelated news item in the Post, Pat Lynch decries the decision of a Federal court to suppress drugs and weapons found during the execution of a search warrant for a technicality.
Photo Gallery: On March 29, 2014, Corey Lane in East Meadow, NY was renamed for fallen Police Officer Francis T. Pitone a member of the Housing Bureau’s PSA 8.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Press Release: Statement from PBA President on passing of P.O. Dennis Guerra.
Wall Street Journal reports on PBA comments.
Pat Lynch is interviewed in follow-up stories which aired Tuesday evening about critically injured officers Guerra and Rodriguez as Commissioner Bratton announces the establishment of a fire response protocol for police officers. Stories aired on ABC 7 News, NBC 4 News and CBS 2 News.
Blue Knights Annual Suicide Run. See flyer for details.
Monday, April 7, 2014
10-13: New York's Finest vs. L.I. Panthers football game to benefit P.O. Joseph Pritchard memorial fund. 6:00pm, Sat. April 12 at Lindenhurst Middle School. See flyer for details.
Two officers, Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez, both of the Housing Bureau, courageously responded to a fire on the 18th floor of the Unity Towers on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn. They were overcome by smoke upon exiting the elevator and both suffered severe smoke inhalation. Firefighters responded and the officers were removed to hospitals where both are in critical condition. PBA President Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio at the hospital and is quoted in several reports. Stories were published in the Daily News; Newsday; Post; Times and the Wall Street Journal and videos on Fox News, WPIX News, WCBS News and WNBC News. The Wall Street Journal also quotes Lynch in a story analyzing the first 100 days of Commissioner Bratton’s term where Lynch was guardedly optimistic for the future.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Pat Lynch blames “heavy handed” treatment of officers by past NYPD management, short staffing and the last election cycle’s focus on SQF to support Commissioner Bratton’s assessment of low morale in the NYPD. The story was reported in: NY Observer; Daily News; Post; Newsday and the Wall Street Journal. Read Lynch’s entire statement here.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Letter to the Editor of the New York Post
In the latest edition of the Chief Leader, PBA president Pat Lynch supports the Police Commissioner’s call to hire more police adding that a market rate of pay would attract good, qualified candidates while keeping highly experienced veteran officer’s on the job. Read Lynch’s entire statement.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
First responders and family members, among others, are invited to a special Dedication Period of the National September 11 Memorial Museum before the Museum opens to the general public. See the invitation letter for details, or visit the Museum website.
Press Release: President supports Commissioner’s call to hire more police officers and calls for market rate of pay
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Former City Council member Ken Fisher conducts a wide ranging interview with Pat Lynch for his public affairs show CityWide. Lynch discusses contract, staffing, stop, question and frisk, the new Police Commissioner and Mayor as well as discussing the primary role of the PBA in the lives of NYC police officers.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
In this week’s edition of the The Chief Leader, Pat Lynch praises a federal judge’s decision to make a scammer pay court costs when he sued arresting officers, and praise is given to those who responded to the deadly gas explosion in upper Manhattan last week.
Monday, March 17, 2014
NBC 4 News’s coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade showed a massive contingent of uniformed PBA members joined PBA president Pat Lynch and board members as they marched up Fifth Avenue following the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums.
Friday, March 14, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch joined an array of labor leaders at a news conference on March 10 in support of legislation called the Education Tax Credit which, if it becomes law, will help PBA members and other union workers to afford a good education for their children. You can view the video of the entire news conference, read the press release, view photos from the event, or watch the New York 1 coverage. The Tablet published the story along with an editorial, and a widely read educational blog also ran a story. The Tablet also ran a story about the recent NYPD Holy Name breakfast.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The city’s attempt to have the PBA lawsuit to Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act) tossed out met with a reaffirmation of the PBA’s determination to fight it out in court. PBA president Pat Lynch told the New York Post it is a “misguided law” that “penalizes our members” rather than “addressing bad policies” as he vowed to pursue the lawsuit.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Have dinner March 20th at selected Outback Restaurants and support the NYC Police and Fire Widows and Childrens’ Fund. Click here for information.
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CALLING ALL COP COOKS: The long-running Food Network series Chopped is actively seeking FIRST RESPONDERS who are AMATEUR CHEFS to compete in a special episode this season. Right now we're specifically looking for NYPD applicants. This episode will be the standard format of Chopped (three timed rounds including appetizer, entree and dessert — all using mystery basket ingredients), but featuring only first responders. The winner will take home a grand prize of $10,000!
We would love any interested and appropriate parties who are based in and around the NYC-tristate area to apply. Big personalities with a passion for cooking wanted! First step is to fill out the application here: http://choppedcasting.com/special.php.
This casting is time sensitive, so please apply as soon as you possibly can!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Pat Lynch calls the "Community Safety Act" a "misguided" law that penalizes police officers instead of the policy makers who are responsible for it in stories about the Mayor dropping the City's lawsuit against the law. The stories in the NY Times and Newsday indicate that the PBA will continue to pursue its own separate litigation.
New dates for pension seminars for Tier 2 and Tier 3
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Press Release: PBA will continue suit over Local Law 71 (Community Safety Act)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
New date for pension seminar
The Chief Leader reports, with quotes for Pat Lynch, that the PBA is pleased that cop killer Herman Bell was denied parole. Lynch is also quoted in a story praising the quick thinking of two off-duty EMTs who came to the aid of PO James Li and, in another story, Lynch slams “junkie” Lilo Brancato’s return to acting saying that he is benefiting from his fame as a criminal and not as an actor. The Wall Street Journal and Times Union report two PBA members who saved a baby’s life were honored by Police Commissioner Bratton and Mayor deBlasio.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch joined by a large group of officers tells the media that attempted cop-killer Robinson shot PO Li because he “doesn’t like cops.” Lynch noted that he should never be able to walk the streets of NY again as a free man. Stories ran during early morning hours on Friday on New York 1 News; WPIX News; ABC 7 News; NBC 4 at 4:30 AM; NBC 4 at 6:06 AM.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Pat Lynch updates membership on the PBA's dialog with NYPD leadership regarding disciplinary and personnel policies
Police Officer James Li was shot three times in a gunfight with a perp who had boarded the back of a city bus without paying a fare. Li and his partner, Police Officer Randy Chow were on patrol in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn when the incident occurred. PBA president Pat Lynch joined Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio for a briefing (see a photo) in Kings County Hospital where Officer Li was being treated following the shootout. We owe a debt of gratitude to two FDNY EMT who were passing by in a vehicle stopped to render first aid to the wounded officer and to the neighborhood folks who assisted in the search for the culprit who fled the scene. A collar was made; a second individual is being sought. Stories were reported in videos on New York 1, Fox News and WPIX News, and in the Daily News, NY Post, Newsday, and the NY Times.
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Get free passes to see the new Arnold Schwarzengger’s new action film “Sabotage” at a Manhattan theater on Friday, March 28. Released by Open Road Films from director David Ayer (TRAINING DAY, END OF WATCH) and starring Arnold Schwarzengger, Terrance Howard and Joe Manganiello. Register for free passes; get more information about the movie; or view the trailer.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Pat Lynch is quoted extensively in the American Bar Association Journal on the issue of stop and frisk. Lynch blames management’s quotas for the controversy stating that police officers “ …want to stop criminals. We’ve never wanted to stop working folks, but that’s what quotas do.” Click here to read an excerpt with Lynch’s remarks or click here to read the entire article.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch is quoted in stories — Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday, Sun, ABC News, PoliceOne.com — about the 2nd Circuit court's decision to remand the "stop and frisk" case back to district court while directing the lower court to hear four police unions' arguments to intervene in the case before allowing the city to settle it.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Press Release: PBA will fight for voice in District Court
CONTRACT COMMITTEE MEETING: On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, delegates and board members of our Contract Committee met to be updated on the recent talks with the city and the plans to continue the negotiations that might lead to a settlement or to binding arbitration at PERB. Click here to see a slideshow of the meeting. Look for our next edition of The PBA Beat for more information.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
New York Post columnist Seth Lipsky runs down the legal arguments that may help the PBA succeed in intervening in the Federal “stop and frisk” case noting that the Los Angeles Police Protection League was successful in intervening even after a consent decree had been signed.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sign the “Stop School Violence” petition calling for expansion of the Big Brother, Big Sister program for children at risk
Friday, February 14, 2014
If you were a PAL kid, the Police Athletic League wants to hear from you. Click here for details.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Chief Leader publishes a letter from PBA president Pat Lynch who corrects the record on PERB awards explaining that the class hired at a reduced rate was paid in full, retroactively, in the next arbitration award while the rest of our members received a significant wage increase. The Chief also reports on ongoing contract negotiations, and Judicial Watch out of Washington DC reports on the PBA’s efforts to keep the killers of Police Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones in prison.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
10-13 Officer needs assistance: PO Len Crawford has Lou Gehrig’s disease and needs help. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
This week's edition of the Chief Leader includes comments from Pat Lynch on the stop and frisk “settlement”, the planned changes to Operation Impact, and Commissioner Bratton's inaugural video. In a story about the parting Labor Commissioner, Hanley talks about the difficulty of negotiating contracts with the police.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
PBA president Pat Lynch expresses “serious concerns” about the stop and frisk settlement’s impact on police officers and insists that the PBA will “make every effort” to protect our members rights in stories reported in the NY Times; Daily News; Post: Newsday: Wall Street Journal: American Bar Association Journal: Law360; Capital New York; New York Sun and City&State; in videos on New York 1; WPIX; and Fox; and on 1010WINS radio.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Press Release: PBA on stop, question and frisk withdrawal
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
New photos from the 2013 42nd Pct. Communion Breakfast and the 25th Anniversary March and Mass in memory of P.O. Michael Buczek & P.O. Christopher Hoban nnow available for viewing in our Photo Gallery.
This week’s Chief Leader reports the PBA’s news conference staged to draw attention to the possible parole of two cold blooded cop killers. The paper also published an editorial opposing parole of these two cold blooded murders while noting that the PBA’s website button to send a letter of opposition should be used often.
Monday, January 27, 2014
View Police Commissioner William J. Bratton’s video “Cops Count Police Matter” by clicking here.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA ‘s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website. See reports from NBC 4 News; PIX 11 News; New York 1 News and News 12 Long Island. Watch the entire press conference recorded by the PBA, and read reported accounts from the Daily News and Newsday.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Pat Lynch and members of the PBA’s a board were joined by police widow Diane Piagentini and her daughter, Mary, to ask for the public to oppose the parole of cold-blooded cop-killers Herman Bell and Anthony Bottom by visiting the PBA ‘s “Keep Cop Killers In Jail” website. See the entire press conference recorded by the PBA here and read reported accounts from the Daily News and Newsday.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Contract News: PERB orders City and PBA back to the bargaining table
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
IMPORTANT: Pension seminar postponed to Wednesday, February 26th, same time and location, due to snow.
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Friday, January 17, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The Chief Leader edition that hit the stands on Tue., Jan. 14 reports the social security scandal involving retired police officers and quotes Pat Lynch emphasizing how important those disability benefits are to officers who are truly disabled. They also report the results of the appeal of the breathalyzer challenge and advocates who have objected to the police unions’ challenge of the federal stop and frisk lawsuit and the Community Safety act.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
National Public Radio (NPR) uses a quote from Pat Lynch in their story following the announcement of indictments of city workers for social security fraud. Lynch underscored the importance of those benefits to MOS who were truly incapacitated. Click here to see Lynch’s entire statement.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
New York SAFE Act: Updated information for members
Press Release: Following the indictments of retired MOS accused of social security fraud, PBA President Pat Lynch underscores the importance of those benefits for Police Officers who were truly incapacitated.
In the edition that hit newsstands today, the Chief Leader reports that, upon hearing the newly elected Mayor’s pledge to withdraw the appeal of the S,Q and F decision, Pat Lynch instructed attorneys to send an urgent letter to the panel emphasizing the need to hear the case with the PBA as an intervenor. The same edition quoted Pat Lynch pledging law enforcement’s commitment to monitor actor turned criminal Lilo Brancato as he was released from prison on parole after serving 8 of a 10 year sentence for an attempted burglary that led to the murder of off duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui. The Chief also reports that Lynch declined comment on the appointment of Bob Linn, a former consultant to the PBA during the 2002 arbitration case, as the city’s new director of Labor Relations.
Monday, January 6, 2014