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John Nuthall


July 3, 2015

PBA President on a Video of a Knife-Carrying Man Resisting Arrest

PBA president Lynch said:

“This is a textbook example of an individual who was spotted with a weapon resisting arrest, attempting to walk away and the two police officers involved doing exactly what they must do to take the man into custody.  Given the current atmosphere on the streets today, people mistakenly think that they have the right to resist arrest and that inevitably leads to confrontation and potential injury.  The use of force in making an arrest is always ugly but is absolutely necessary and appropriate when the suspect resists.  These two officers did their job, they did it appropriately and they are to be commended for a job well done.”

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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.