Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Hero police officer Patrick Espeut walks out of Lincoln Hospital to the applause of his fellow officers less than 24 hours of being shot. Pat Lynch uses the occasion to call for the hiring of more police officers. The story is reported by: the Daily News; News 12 the Bronx on Lynch's remarks and Officer Espaut's walkout; CBS 2 News; News 12 Long Island; Fox 5 News; PIX 11 News.
The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio report the impact of the Cruz/Espeut shooting on the trial of PO Peter Liang whose accidental discharge killed an innocent bystander.
A Daily News editorial calls for the Mayor to veto a huge City Council raise noting that police, who risk their lives on the job, only got a 1% raise.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Following the shooting of hero POs Patrick Espeut and Diara Cruz, Pat Lynch spoke to the media from a conference room at Lincoln Hospital citing the dangers of vertical patrol and calling on the public to inform police of anyone that they know who has an illegal weapon. Lynch’s remarks appeared in: Daily News; Times; Newsday; Politico; DNAinfo; Times Union, Albany and WINS radio; News 12 the Bronx; PIX 11 News; 770 AM radio.
The NY Times reported on steps being taken by the City and NYPD to protect police officers who are accused in frivolous lawsuits. Pat Lynch noted that the program was “a strong step in the right direction” but that the jury was still out on its effectiveness.
Pat Lynch calls the department’s plan to wake a sleeping passengers on subway trains an attempt to conceal the fact that there are not enough police officers to cover the subway and calls it a band-aid approach. Stories appeared on: ABC 7 news; Fox 5 news and on WINS radio news.
Press release: PBA President: There's nothing routine about routine vertical patrol
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Press release: Subway crime solution: More cops
As the family of Ramarley Graham calls on Mayor de Blasio to fire police officer Richard Haste, PBA president Pat Lynch said: “ Regardless of the facts in this case, a family lost a loved one and they have our sympathy, but grief and emotion can never override due process.” The story was reported on PIX 11 News and New York 1 News, and you can read Lynch’s entire statement here.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Sunday, February 1, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
In part one of a wide-ranging interview with FiOS 1 News's Dominic Carter, Pat Lynch discusses the trial of P.O. Peter Liang and the boycott of cop-hating director Quentin Tarantino. See also part two of the interview.
See the PBA's ad in the March issue of American Police Beat, thanking the nationwide law enforcement community for supporting the boycott of cop-hating filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight."
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
A memorial Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in West Harlem marked the 10th anniversary of the line-of-duty death of P.O. Kevin Lee, with his family, colleagues and PBA board members in attendance. PBA President Pat Lynch and Manhattan North Financial Secretary Joe Strong spoke during the Mass. See photos on Facebook.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
In an article in the Daily News about fellow arbitrators' defense of Howard Edelman, Pat Lynch indicates that the PBA has filed a formal complaint against him with the American Arbitration Association and notes that they should not prejudge Edelman's actions before having all the facts in the case. See Lynch's full statement.
Friday, January 22, 2016
The Daily News, in its follow-up to their front-page exclusive (see it here) about the notorious PERB chairman, Howard Edelman, notes, among other things, that he accepted future work from NYC while chairing the PBA contract panel. Also covered on WINS radio.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
P.O. Sherrod Stuart received a hero's salute from PBA board officers and dozens of his colleagues as he left the Hospital for Special Surgery to continue his recovery from injuries he sustained in a Jan. 9 shootout in the Bronx. P.O. Stuart was wheeled out holding a photograph of his hero uncle, Port Authority P.O. Walwyn Stuart, who was killed in the line of duty after helping to evacuate the WTC PATH station on 9/11. See photos on Facebook.
Front page of the NY Daily News blasts PERB chairperson Howard Edelman’s $115,000 payday while awarding a “measly” 1% raise to police officers. Lynch is quoted saying that Edelman didn’t “legitimately earn his pay.” (Read Lynch’s entire statement.)
A terrorist threat against police officers in Philadelphia and NYC that originated in Manhattan resulted in warnings by the NYPD and the PBA to officers to take all precautions. Stories were reported in: Daily News; Wall Street Journal; Newsday; WINS radio; NY 1 News; News 12 the Bronx; Fox 5 news and ABC 7 news.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
This week’s Chief Leader quotes Pat Lynch in reaction to outrageous pay raises for elected officials.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Latest issue of The Beat
Press release: Nationwide law enforcement boycott started by NYC PBA hurts cop-hater Tarantino’s “stinker” Hateful Eight
Calling huge raises for elected officials an “abomination” and an “insult to all police officers,” Pat Lynch’s vehement objections are reported in several news accounts of the Mayor’s approval of the raises. Stories appear in: Politico: Daily News; CBS 2 News; WINS radio; WLNY News; Post; the Observer; and NY 1 News. Read Lynch’s entire statement on the raises here.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Press release: PBA President calls elected officials' raises an abomination and an insult
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Gilbert and Catherine Lee, parents of fallen P.O. Kevin Lee, visited several Manhattan North commands as part of Concerns of Police Survivors' Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (C.O.P.S. L.E.A.D.). P.O. Lee was assigned to the Manhattan North Grand Larceny Unit when he suffered a fatal heart attack in 2006 following a foot pursuit and struggle with three suspects. Patrol Bureau Manhattan North PBA Delegate Billy Rivera served as the Lee's escort for the day. See photos on Facebook.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The Daily News reports the NYPD’s request to the CCRB to provide a tally of yes and no votes in cases where complaints against officers are substantiated. PBA president Pat Lynch writes the Daily News in support of releasing that information noting that, unlike grand juries, board members are permanent fixtures who rule on many cases and whose biases can have a devastating impact on a police officer’s career. Chris Dunn of the NYCLU argues it leaves members vulnerable to retaliation by the department.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Saturday, January 2, 2016