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John Nuthall


April 21, 2015

PBA President reacts to the IG's suggestion to use lawsuit data to evaluate police performance.

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“Given that many, if not most, of the lawsuits filed against NYC police officers are baseless, frivolous and only filed to make a quick buck, we don’t see where there is any validity to using them in evaluating the actions of individual officers.  The increase in lawsuits is easily explained by the City’s past practice of settling baseless cases by doling out cash instead of fighting them in court.  Using lawsuit data to review police performance will be meaningless.”

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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.