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John Nuthall


July 17, 2015

PBA President on the Discipline of Police Officers for Inaccurate Crime Categories

PBA president Lynch said:

"We agree that crime stats have to be accurate in order to know where and when to assign police resources. However, because of the serious shortage of police officers over the last decade and a half, management has consistently hammered police officers to reduce felonies to misdemeanors. It’s an artificial way of keeping felonies down with fewer officers on the street, a problem that we still experience today. This union has been vocal about the problem since 2004. Police officers follow the dictates of their bosses or they suffer the consequences. The PBA will vigorously defend these police officers.”

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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.