New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch speaks to media at Woodhull Hospital about two New York Police officers who were shot dead in Brooklyn borough of New York

Lynch re-elected as head of NYC's largest police union

New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch speaks to media at Woodhull Hospital about two New York Police officers who were shot dead in Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Patrick Lynch, the combative head of New York’s largest police union, won a new term at the helm of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association after fending off his first election challenge in more than a decade, the union said on Friday. Rank-and-file police officers in the largest U.S. city handed Lynch a fifth four-year term as PBA president, despite criticism by two rivals who said his confrontational style was out of step with New York’s current political climate. Lynch, the longest-serving PBA president in modern times, won the election by a landslide in “an incredible show of union solidarity,” the PBA said in a statement.

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