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February 19, 2024 In the News
Record 5,363 NYPD cops assaulted in 2023; disturbing trend continued on Saturday night

PBA president Patrick Hendry is quoted in the NY Post and amny: “Even the simplest summonses are turning into all-out brawls. Our justice system needs to send a clear message, once and for all — if you assault a police officer, you will stay in jail … If you attack a police officer, it’s attacking all New Yorkers and it needs to be treated that way.”

February 17, 2024 In the News
Five more suspects arraigned, held on bail in Times Square beatdown of NYPD cops

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, Daily News, and Gothamist and on Fox 5 News, ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, PIX 11 News, 1010 WINS Radio, WOR Radio, and WCBS Radio: "Our criminal justice system did its job. These individuals are all behind bars where they belong. They should've never been released. The DA in the case should've requested bail. The judge should've kept them behind bars."

February 16, 2024 In the News
Eighth suspect arraigned in beatdown of NYPD cops held on $100K cash bail; Patrick Hendry vows to hold justice system accountable

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and Daily News and on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, and 1010 WINS Radio: “They have no regard for the law. They have no regard for police officers. They’re just trying to stay out in the streets of the city of New York and commit crimes. We’re going to hold this criminal justice system — from the top all the way down — accountable. Part of it is being in these courtrooms to make sure that these individuals are held accountable for what they did that day.”

February 15, 2024 In the News
Teen released after participating in Jan. 27 beatdown of NYPD cops arraigned for shoplifting

The PBA president is quoted on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, NBC 4 News, Fox 5 News, 1010 WINS Radio and WCBS News Radio: "Those who attack NYC police officers have zero respect for the law. This is EXACTLY what happens when our justice system fails to hold them accountable - they are emboldened to victimize other New Yorkers. He needs to be put back behind bars ... and kept there...Until every single one of these individuals are brought in and are behind bars, justice won't be served. Every minute that they're out in the streets of the city of New York, is a worry that every New Yorker has to worry about. They are a danger to everyone.”

February 12, 2024 In the News
One of hero cop Eddie Byrne’s assassins denied parole; Patrick Hendry vows, “Our work isn’t done.”

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and Silive and on PIX 11 News, 1010 WINS Radio, WNYC Radio, and WCBS Radio: “We are relieved to learn that this vicious cop-killer will remain behind bars for now, but our work isn’t done. Two of his murderous accomplices are up for parole later this year. We need New Yorkers to keep sending a message to the Parole Board: if you murder a New York City police officer, you must live out the rest of your days in a prison cell.”

February 12, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry calls record-breaking assaults on NYPD cops a “full-blown epidemic”

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and on WABC Radio and WOR Radio: “Well over 5,000 cops were attacked and injured last year – that’s not only a record, it’s a full-blown epidemic. The vicious attacks on police officers we’ve seen recently didn’t come out of nowhere. This dangerous environment has been building for years. . . . It’s not going to get better until those who attack police officers are consistently prosecuted and kept in jail. And that won’t happen unless New Yorkers keep speaking up to demand an end to the chaos.”

February 11, 2024 Press Releases
Parole denied to assassin of rookie Queens NYPD officer

February 11, 2024 In the News
Teen in Times Square shooting charged as adult; Patrick Hendry says city has to do better

The PBA president is quoted in amny and the NY Post and on NBC 4 News, ABC 7 News,  CBS 2 News, and Telemundo: “We’re thankful that the tourist who was injured the other day is recovering. This can’t be the message that we’re sending the world… that you can’t do some shopping without getting shot. But unfortunately, that’s the message that’s being sent on the street.” 

February 8, 2024 Press Releases
PBA statement on additional indictments in Times Square attack

February 8, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry warns of pitfalls and calls judge’s ruling upholding city’s new plan for policing protests “misguided”

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, NY TimesNewsday, amny, and Gothamist and on ABC 7 News, CBS 2 News, New York 1, News 12 Bronx, WNYC Radio, and WCBS Radio: “The next time a peaceful protest is hijacked by rioters, the next time our roads, bridges or subways are shut down by agitators, New Yorkers should remember that their city chose to encourage these disruptions by signing onto this misguided settlement.”

February 8, 2024 Press Releases
Statement on protest case decision

February 7, 2024 PBA Updates
ACTION NEEDED: Tell Albany to Help #KeepOurCops!

February 6, 2024 In the News
Two attackers freed without bail in latest of three recent attacks on cops; Patrick Hendry urges New Yorkers to “stand with us”

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “As we saw here today, a judge allowed two individuals who assaulted New York City police officers back on the streets of New York City. Police officers are being assaulted every single day across this city. We cannot allow these assaults to be just another statistic. We need all New Yorkers to stand with us, to demand better from the criminal justice system.”

February 5, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry questions NYPD plans to “go old school” by banning cops’ facial hair and changing uniforms

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post, and on Fox 5 News, PIX 11 News, 1010 WINS Radio and WCBS Radio: “The NYPD is understaffed by thousands of police officers and hundreds more are leaving every month. The department has much bigger issues to tackle. Is it really time to focus on beards and necktie?”

February 5, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry denounces the latest assault on NYPD officer

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “These assaults on police officers are happening every single day, but we’re not going to let them disappear into the statistics any longer. We want New Yorkers to understand exactly what their cops are up against. We need them to hold their elected leaders and the entire justice system accountable. That is the only way the dangerous environment on our streets will change.”

February 4, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry applauds professionalism of police officers who stopped Councilman who was stopped for car’s tinted windows

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “They used courtesy and appropriate discretion to handle the situation professionally, just as cops across this city do thousands of times each day. This incident should not have been turned into a political football.”

February 2, 2024 In the News
Hendry on Good Day New York

PBA President Patrick Hendry appears on Fox 5 News Good Day New York to discuss the disturbing assault on police officers in Times Square and the City Council’s police paperwork bill.

February 2, 2024 In the News
Sixth suspect nabbed in Times Square assault on cops; Patrick Hendry says this time “justice system worked”

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and amny and on CBS 2 News, Fox 5 News, New York 1, 1010 WINS Radio, and WOR Radio: “We packed the court room today to support our brother police officer and our Lieutenant, who were repeatedly attacked by a gang on the street, punched repeatedly, kicked our police officer and fled the scene. PBA President Patrick Hendry said in a statement after the arraignment. Today the justice system worked. The individual is being held on bail but we had to ask the question why did these 4 individuals be released on their own recognizances. Why are they not in jail right now?...Our criminal system is upside down. What message does it send to every New York City police officer, who is on the streets of the city of New York every single day risking their lives to protect New Yorkers? If we’re not protected, how are we going to protect the people in the neighborhoods?”

February 1, 2024 In the News
NYPD response times hit record highs; Patrick Hendry blames “new burdens” on cops

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post: “These new response time numbers are a sign that the NYPD staffing emergency has reached critical levels. As our headcount plummets, it’s taking us longer and longer to respond to the most urgent and serious crimes in progress. Our elected leaders should be working with us to tackle this crisis — not piling on new burdens.”

January 31, 2024 In the News
NYC Council overrides mayor’s veto of How Many Stops bill; Patrick Hendry warns of pitfalls

The PBA president is quoted in the Daily News and on NBC 4 News, PIX 11 News, News 12 Brooklyn, CBS 2 News, WABC Radio, 1010 WINS Radio, and WOR Radio: “New York City police officers will comply with the new law and do the job the way the City Council wants it done. Despite the increased workload and the NYPD’s critically low staffing levels, we will continue to protect our communities to the best of our ability. Ultimately, it will be City Council members – not PBA members – who must answer for rising 911 response times and diminished police presence in our neighborhoods.”

January 31, 2024 In the News
Cops beaten by mob, who are then released without bail; Patrick Hendry calls assaults on NYPD cops an "epidemic," slams "revolving-door justice system.

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post. Daily News and amny and on CBS 2 News, ABC 7 News, Fox 5 News, and 1010 WINS Radio: “Attacks on police officers are becoming an epidemic, and the reason is a revolving door we’re seeing in cases like this one. It is impossible for police officers to deal effectively with crime and disorder if the justice system can’t or won’t protect us while we do that work.”

January 31, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry tells Spectrum News that PBA needs pension parity to bolster recruitment and retention

The PBA president is quoted on New York 1: “Our members are overworked, understaffed, not being able to get days off, not being able to get meals. Just the other day, we lost 30 police officers to the MTA. We’re losing police officers every single day, over 200 a month. We can’t sustain this for the long run.” 

January 30, 2024 Press Releases
PBA statement on City Council veto override of Police reporting bill

January 30, 2024 In the News
In federal court, PBA argues against city’s deal on policing protests; Patrick Hendry calls proposal “dangerous”

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post:  “Today, our city is enduring almost daily disruptions to its critical infrastructure by agitators whose stated goal is to prevent New Yorkers from going about their business in peace. The settlement is not only dangerous for the PBA members assigned to protests — it is also dangerous for peaceful protestors and the public at large. The court must reject it.”

January 29, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry demands apology from Council member and others who baselessly claimed officers gave no reason for car stop

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and the Daily News: “This Council member and every other elected official who baselessly smeared our police officers owe them an apology.”

January 27, 2024 Press Releases
PBA statement on video of car stop involving NYC Council Member

January 26, 2024 PBA Updates
Tier 3 Pension Loans Now Available

January 21, 2024 In the News
Another killer in notorious NYPD cop Eddie Byrne assassination up for parole; Patrick Hendry declares “that must not happen”

The PBA president is quoted by the NY Post: “We have kept returning to that scene, year after year because we made a promise that his death would not be in vain. We were disgusted and outraged when Scott Cobb was released last year — that must not happen again. Eddie Byrne deserves better, his hero family deserves better, and the law-abiding people in this city deserve better.”

January 20, 2024 In the News
Video shows shocking moment motorist intentionally plows into NYPD cop; Patrick Hendry says driver is under-charged

The PBA president is quoted by the NY Post and on PIX 11 News and Fox 5 News: “We’re glad that this individual is being kept in jail, but we don’t understand why she isn’t being charged with attempted murder.”

January 19, 2024 PBA Updates
Modern Chart Expanding to All Transit Districts

January 17, 2024 In the News
Two NYPD cops shot in Bklyn; Patrick Hendry says perps feel “emboldened”

The PBA president is quoted by the NY Post and on CBS 2 News, New York 1, and PIX 11 News: “’Our system is broken, at every step of the way our criminal justice system is broken and it needs to change,’ said Hendry, who vowed the union would push to see the suspect remain behind bars.”

January 11, 2024 In the News
As Mayor Adams rolls back planned NYPD budget cuts, Patrick Hendry says more should be done to incentivize current cops to stay

The PBA president is quoted on Pix 11 News, CBS 2 News, 1010 WINS, and in the NY Post: “We’re happy to hear that the city is funding another Police Academy class, but the NYPD can’t hire its way out of its staffing crisis. Nearly 3,000 more cops quit or retired last year. Those who remain are stretched beyond their breaking point.”

January 10, 2024 Press Releases
PBA statement on restoration of police academy class

January 9, 2024 In the News
Interview with Patrick Hendry

PBA President Patrick Hendry on speaks to WABC77’s Cats & Cosby about the dysfunctional justice system that keeps putting a parole-violating cop-killer back on the street and provides update on the NYPD staffing crisis.

January 7, 2024 In the News
Patrick Hendry demands freed cop-killer be "put back behind bars for good"

The PBA president is quoted in the NY Post and WABC radio: “The revolving door in this case is an absolute travesty to our justice system. Legal Aid’s own filing for the release of this cop killer clearly shows that he is incapable of leading a law-abiding life and that he has no business being released into a civilized society. Joseph Keegan’s family shouldn’t have to see his killer get free pass after free pass. The courts need to stop this charade and put him back behind bars for good.”

January 6, 2024 10-13

Christine Cerullo, daughter of murdered police officer Norman Cerullo, lost her home in a fire. We need to help Christine rebuilt the home she grew up in. See flyer for details.

January 5, 2024 In the News
Cops still quitting in record numbers and Patrick Hendry proposes legislation to encourage them to stay

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “Our city is facing many challenges but understaffing and overworking our police officers will make all of them worse. The public safety progress we have made over the past year is the result of police officers working inhumane numbers of hours — we cannot sustain that. Our leaders need to focus on keeping the dedicated, talented cops we already have to prevent both the NYPD’s headcount and the safety of our neighborhoods from slipping any further.”

January 4, 2024 In the News
NYC crime may be down but Patrick Hendry condemns skyrocketing assaults on cops

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday and CBS 2 News: “New York City police officers are getting viciously attacked and injured because of the message on the streets. The message is that the system favors criminals over cops. Criminals who assault police officers are seeing no jail time, while cops are getting buried with paperwork and hammered with civilian complaints for doing our job.”

January 3, 2024 Press Releases
PBA statement on assaults on cops

January 3, 2024 In the News
With NYPD crime stats a mixed bag, Patrick Hendry warns of the dangers of understaffing and “inhumane” work hours

The PBA president is quoted in Newsday: “Our city is facing many challenges, but understaffing and overworking our police officers will make all of them worse. The public safety progress we have made over the past year is the result of police officers working inhumane numbers of hours — we cannot sustain that.”