Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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.
Contract: Mediator to recommend binding arbitration of police officers' contract
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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
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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
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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
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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
Employment Opportunities: Security positions. See the employment page for details.
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