NYPD Union Calls for Removal of Mayor, Commissioner for Firing Daniel Pantaleo

NYPD union chief Pat Lynch, left, and fired NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo.

Holding police accountable reeks of "anti-police" bias, says NYPD union president Patrick Lynch.

Furious that an NYPD officer was fired for killing a man by using a forbidden chokehold, the department's largest union is calling for the ouster of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the resignation of Police Commissioner James O'Neill.

Delegates for the 25,000-member Police Benevolent Association issued two votes of no confidence against the mayor and commissioner Wednesday, the same day the department acknowledge there has been a drop in arrests since New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired earlier this month.

Judging by the high number of petty arrests conducted by the NYPD, the drop in arrests should not make the city any less safe. But it probably does affect the city revenue, much of it dependent on the poor people its arrests on petty charges like selling loose cigarettes.

The way the union sees it, any attempt at holding officers accountable reeks of "anti-police" bias and does nothing but demonize police officers.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

“For years, Mayor de Blasio has demonized police officers and undermined our efforts to protect our city,“ (NYPD union president Patrick Lynch) said. ”For years, Commissioner O’Neill has cravenly acquiesced to the Mayor and his anti-cop allies.”The last time the police union issued a resolution calling for an NYPD commissioner to step down was in 2004, when the union demanded the resignation of then-Commissioner Ray Kelly in protest of disciplinary action taken against an officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen in Brooklyn. Commissioner Kelly didn’t resign and served in the post until 2013.“For years, Mayor de Blasio has demonized police officers and undermined our efforts to protect our city,“ he said. ”For years, Commissioner O’Neill has cravenly acquiesced to the Mayor and his anti-cop allies.”

Although the union has not called for an official work slowdown, there was a 27 percent decline in arrests during the week following Pantaleo's termination compared to the same period last year. https://bethemedia.shop/products/we-the-people-are-pissed-unisex-cotton-tee

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archibro
archibro

lets reward mr. lynch with a chokehold

just another day
just another day

Would you fools feel the same way if it was your mother's? The pigs in Blue dont know if thats your love one. So if they kill them your ok with it? Cause they are the pigs in blue.

JL 1
JL 1

Now an excuse not to work and still receive that $$$$

Murphychris402090
Murphychris402090

The men and wome of the NYPD are not peace officers they are a standing army made up of a para military that needs to be disarmed and disbanded they are a threat to the public and our civil liberties they have become a domestic threat

Sickofthecorruption
Sickofthecorruption

They are all bums, the police in NY are more corrupt than anywhere else