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John Nuthall


October 7, 2015

Statement from PBA president Patrick J. Lynch regarding the CCRB’s substantiation of charges in the James Blake case

PBA President Lynch said: 

“Even with the facts that have come to light that contradict media reports about this stop, it is still no surprise that the CCRB — which continues to be nothing more than cop-hating branch of the New York Civil Liberties Union — would substantiate the use of force complaint in such a questionably public manner.  Clearly the officer did not strike the individual or seek to harm him in any way.  He used an acceptable technique to gain compliance during a complex ongoing operation in a manner that did not compromise the simultaneous arrest being made a short distance away. An objective review of these facts will vindicate the officers involved.”

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