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John Nuthall


February 25, 2013

PBA President calls NYPD discipline too harsh, calls for resolution at precinct level

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“One of the most serious concerns this union has is that the department’s disciplinary practices have become way too harsh and it is beating down morale.  Minor rules infractions or problems should be handled on the local level by an immediate supervisor not treated like a federal case and sent to the trial room.  There are many ways a local boss can resolve problems without resorting to formal charges and overly harsh penalties.  Doing so builds a better working relationship between our members and their supervisors while filing heavy charges builds a wall, causes resentment and distracts from the important work we have to do.”

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.