NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association says no New York City Council member who voted in favor of more police oversight “will have a free ride in the next election.”
PBA President Patrick Lynch said if the bills become law, the PBA intends to target the “pro-crime council members for defeat in the upcoming election.”
“If they don’t change their vote, we’re going to make sure they’re not in office,” Lynch told 1010 WINS. “We’re going to support the candidates going against them, one by one. That’s how important this is for the City of New York.”
“We’re going to go out. We’re going to leaflet the subway stations to educate the members [and their] the constituents in that neighborhood to say ‘Call your council member and make sure you don’t override the mayor’s veto cause it will hurt you,'” Lynch told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb on Friday.