Welcome to the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association (PAPBA) website. The PAPBA is the law enforcement union representing the rank of police officer in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, America’s largest transportation related police department.
Recently, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, New York’s highest court, issued a ruling concerning the application of a controversial section of the Municipal Law. In Gonzalez v. Iacovello, the Court of Appeals determined that a police officer may sue his or her employer under Section 205-c for negligent actions taken by fellow employees. This decision represents an important and long overdue recognition by the Court of Appeals of the intended scope of Section 205-c. While nobody has yet tested Section 205-c’s applicability to Port Authority Police Officers, I believe that this law and the Gonzalez decision should apply to our members.