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John Nuthall


November 10, 2014

PBA President calls for clear rules regarding enforcement of marijuana laws

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“As City Hall continues to surrender and change the policies of the NYPD, our members need clear and precise rules regarding enforcement priorities. Anything less will result in our members being held responsible for a failed policy by a discipline obsessed police department and the multiple levels of police oversight it has. We do not want police officers left holding the bag if crime rises because of poor policy.  Patrol and enforcement of the law is not as simple as some think. Writing a summons to someone who does not respect the law can result in a volatile situation. Police officers always have to be on guard for violent reaction and resistance which can put them in danger of physical harm and potential disciplinary charges.”

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