NYPD Union Boss Lynch Re-elected After Challenge

NEW YORK (AP) -

The longtime leader of New York City’s largest police union has been re-elected after drawing national attention for clashing with the mayor.

Four-term Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch faced a challenge from trustee Brian Fusco, who conceded Friday. He was first elected president of the 24,000-member union in 1999. He became a national figure during a public fight with Mayor Bill de Blasio last winter, after he said there was “blood on the hands” of the mayor in the killing of two police officers.