01/20/2015 06:40 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

PBA President Patrick Lynch Faces Leadership Challenge From Unhappy Cops

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There might be a new sheriff in town at the police union.

A group of upstarts plans to challenge lightning rod Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch and his leadership team.

Brian Fusco, 47, a PBA trustee representing cops in south Brooklyn, said Tuesday that he’s running for president as part of the group calling itself “Strengthen the Shield.”

The cops are on the PBA board but have been unhappy with Lynch, who’s been at the helm for 16 years.

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