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John Nuthall


September 21, 2015

Statement by PBA President Patrick J. Lynch on city council proposal to track “problem cops”

PBA President Lynch said: 

“This legislation is political grandstanding at its most self-serving and counterproductive. Every aspect of a New York City police officer's career — including the unsworn and frequently retaliatory complaints filed against them — is currently tracked and scrutinized with an intensity that is unequaled in any other job. The city council knows full well that the NYPD is already intensifying that scrutiny by building an 'early intervention system' identical to the one the council proposes, so this bill will have no practical effect apart from scoring political points with those who want to end proactive policing in this city, which will ultimately erode public safety.”

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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.