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03.04.15 Kimberley Richards

Though four police unions have negotiated new contracts with the city, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Patrick Lynch does not seem to be interested in working with the Mayor De Blasio’s administration, Capital reports. This comes as no surprise, as Lynch has had a strained relationship with de Blasio, to say the least. One of the major […]

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02.27.15 Prachi Gupta

Ed Mullins, the head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association and one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s most vocal critics during the Eric Garner protests, has warmed up to the mayor after signing a new seven-year labor contract. The chummy banter that Mullins — who famously called de Blasio a “total nincompoop” for supporting protesters and […]

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02.04.15 Prachi Gupta

Sneering bobble head doll Patrick Lynch, also the city’s most villainous police union head, held the attention of a room full of Bronx cops for barely 10 minutes before two thirds of them “stormed out,” reports the New York Daily News. The essence of the moment was captured forever via a photo that showed an […]

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01.19.15 Rhett Jones

High-profile figures gathered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and one speaker made headlines by throwing his support behind NYC’s beleaguered Mayor Bill de Blasio. Eric Adams is the Brooklyn Borough President as well as a former NYPD cop and his introduction of Mayor de Blasio included […]

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Rhett Jones

Martin Luther King Jr. Day began with the release of a poll by Siena College that found 66 percent of New York voters believe race relations in the state could be described as “fair” or “poor.” Just under 33 percent chose “excellent” or “good” from the given options. According to Capital: In a poll released this time […]

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01.14.15 Rhett Jones

Chaos broke out at a Patrolman’s Benevolent Association meeting on Tuesday. After weeks of bad blood between the de Blasio administration and the NYPD, things came to a head at the union proceedings with many cops telling Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch that they would rather have more support in the field than continue a […]

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12.31.14 Prachi Gupta

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with five police union heads on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to improve increasingly hostile relations between the two groups. While no press was allowed inside the conference room of the Police Academy in College Point, Queens, sources told the New York Daily News that the two and a half […]

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11.12.14 Bucky Turco

On Thursday, the City Council will propose a bill requiring police officers to get permission from a suspect before they search them, reports the New York Post: Under legislation being introduced Thursday, police officers would have to get consent for searches when they don’t have a warrant, aren’t making an arrest or don’t have probable […]

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10.28.14 Rhett Jones

Patrick Lynch, head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, condemned officers who helped Eric Garner’s mother change a headlight yesterday. After Gwen Carr received a traffic ticket over the expired light in question, an NYPD officer showed up to her house to fix it. Carr is the mother of the man whom the NYPD used a homicidal and […]

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