10 Nov 2011

In Response to PBA Union Delegates’ Walkout

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The National Latino Officers Association (NLOA) applauds the courage of the Bronx County Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) Union Delegates in recognizing that their Union’s leadership has let them down in regards to the ticket-fixing probe.  Unfortunately this is nothing new; for years the PBA has failed to protect the rank and file Police Officers from the overzealous discipline of the New York City Police Department (NYPD).  In addition the PBA has failed to protect Police Officers from the NYPD’s ability to change or add to their responsibilities through the issuance of interim and operation orders without consultation of union leadership and without increased compensation.

As Law Enforcement Officers, we are brothers and sisters joined together by the shared calling to protect the residents of the greatest City in the world.  We must not stand for this!  The Mayor, Police Commissioner and other elected officials of this city will not hear your pleas unless you affect the revenues your summons bring this city’s coffers.  As an act of solidarity we are calling on the Police Officers and other Police Personnel to use their legal discretion to warn and admonish all infractions within their legal power to do so.  This means no issuing moving violation summons, and parking summons on Friday, November 25, 2011.  Prove to the Mayor and Police Department that you matter.  Resist being used as a tool of the NYPD.  The Department is not concerned with your well-being or that of your family.


Anthony Miranda
Executive Chairman