Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York

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PBA’s Lynch wants judge fired over NYPD City Hall run-in

December 07, 2018 - 2:55 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The city's police union wants a judge fired over a profane run-in with cop.

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The PBA called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire Fidel Del Valle, chief judge and commissioner of the officeof administrative trials and hearings.

Union President Pat Lynch says Del Valle shouted profanities and threatened two police officers assigned to City Hall on November 13, in a dispute over an ID badge and entrance to City Hall.

The Daily News reports it all went down when Del Valle arrived at Puerto Rico heritage event with guests in tow, and was asked to identify himself.

"Listen babe, I don't give a (expletive)! Do you know who I am?" he reportedly said.

A rookie officer attempted to intervene, announcing that his body camera was turned on.

“New York City police officers are verbally abused on the street every day, but it is astounding to hear that this kind of threatening, profane rant came from a New York City agency head.  OATH Commissioner Fidel Del Valle clearly lacks the temperament to sit in judgment over anybody, much less a police officer who was simply trying to do her job.  His conduct was disgraceful, he abused the office to which Mayor de Blasio appointed him, and he must be fired immediately," Lynch said in a letter to the mayor's office.

The judge's spokesman implied the matter was the police department's fault, the Daily News reports.

“They literally wouldn’t let the only Hispanic commissioner invited by the council speaker into the event. He had reserved seating and everything,” said OATH Deputy Commissioner of Public Affairs and Communications, Marisa Senigo.

An NYPD spokesman said officials were aware of an incident, and are looking into it.