NYPD Union Endorsed Tenney Last Week

NY22 –The New York State Police Investigators Association endorsed Claudia Tenney, Republican candidate for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, for her strong stand on law enforcement issues and commitment to defending, not defunding, the police.

Last week, theNYPD Sergeants’ Benevolent Association (SBA) endorsed Tenney. Tenney has the support of numerous local sheriffs, police officials, the NY State Troopers, and law enforcement organizations across the district and the state.

President Ronald Pierone and Troop D delegate Chad Tangorra of the New York State Police Investigators Association said: “[The NYS Police Investigators] are honored to endorse your candidacy for Congress. Your demonstrated record of success in all aspects of your career, publicly and private, reinforces our belief that you are the right candidate. The 22nd District needs your recognized talents to support working families, strictly enforce the laws and address labor issues. Throughout your career you have clearly demonstrated yourself as a dedicated public servant who knows what it takes to get the job done through the most difficult of times and challenging of circumstances. The members of the New York State Police Investigators Association believe your experience, integrity and independence make you the clear choice.”

The NYS Police Investigators Association works on behalf of its 2,400 active and retired Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) members of the New York State Police.

Claudia Tenney said: “It is a privilege to stand with the New York State Police Investigators and all law enforcement – who protect and serve our communities so well. Our campaign is thankful for the Investigators’ support and we will work tirelessly to live up to that trust. I have fought for our brave police and worked to secure what they need to effectively do their jobs. Unfortunately, radicals like my opponent are pushing dangerous policies that will harm our communities and prevent the police from doing their important work.”

Background on Anthony Brindisi’s Anti-Police Record

Meanwhile, Anthony Brindisi supported the House bill, H.R.7120, which would:

1. Allow trial lawyer lawsuits against police officers, making them financially liable, even though they are already subject to disciplinary and criminal sanctions for potential misconduct.

2. Make every accusation against any officer, no matter if its proven or not, public on an internet database. This opens the door to unwarranted harassment against police for false allegations.

3. Ban law enforcement agencies from receiving defense surplus items and equipment free of charge.

According to the Defense Logistics Agency, agencies in the 22nd District have received $3 million in equipment from this program while the Troopers have received millions more, resulting in taxpayer savings.

Items include thirty-five first aid kits for Norwich police, and radar detectors for the city of Oneida in Madison County. New York State Troopers have received valuable surplus equipment including binoculars, tool kits, helicopters, and a cargo plane.

“My opponent Anthony Brindisi has voted to defund the police by cutting off needed surplus equipment to law enforcement in our region including first aid kits, radar detectors, and heart defibrillators. He voted to allow trial lawyers like himself to personally bankrupt police officers, and publicly release unproven and false allegations against them. These anti-police policies cannot stand and when I am in Congress, I will fight them tooth and nail because I ‘back the blue,’”Tenney continued.