Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association filed motions Thursday in Manhattan federal court on behalf of four police unions, and the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association filed separately.
Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.
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.”
On Wednesday, a judge found that prosecutors gave flawed instructions to a grand jury that indicted Officer Richard Haste. He pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges last year in connection with the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.
The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association does not want speed cameras set up in the city.
During the trial, prosecutors said Pride and four others plotted to rob a drug dealer who lived in a basement apartment in Brooklyn, but were interrupted by police.
Michael Velez, the accused getaway driver in botched robbery that led to the shooting death of Officer Figoski, was found not guilty of first and second-degree burglary.
Prosecutors said Pride and four others plotted to rob a drug dealer who lived in a basement apartment in Brooklyn, but were interrupted by police.
During his closing argument, prosecutor Ken Taub said while the defendant’s intent may have been to get away from a bungled robbery, he was also intent on killing any police officer who got in his way.
Four detectives who were involved in the manhunt for Det. Peter Figoski’s killers testified in the murder trial of Lamont Pride on Monday.
Officer Richard Haste was released on $50,000 bail Wednesday morning after turning himself in to face manslaughter charges in the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.
Officer Richard Haste, 30, is expected to surrender on Wednesday morning on a first-degree manslaughter charge. Sources told CBS 2, Haste will be suspended from the NYPD once he turns himself in and is placed under arrest.
For the past 10 years, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s Santa Claus has been bringing holiday cheer and gifts to the children of police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Now, the man who portrays St. Nick is in need of a Christmas miracle.