De Blasio Appoints Former Top Cop William Bratton To Lead NYPD


william-brattonMayor-elect Bill de Blasio has chosen former NYPD commissioner William Bratton to lead the department again. De Blasio made the announcement today.

Bratton is arguably the most important administration appointment for de Blasio. He will succeed the NYPD’s longest-serving police commissioner, Ray Kelly.

De Blasio called Bratton “a proven crime-fighter.”

Bratton ran the NYPD from 1994 to 1996, when he worked for Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani; their tactics are largely credited with starting a sharp decline in the city’s crime rate.

Bratton has also led the Boston and Los Angeles police departments and has said he supports the proper use of the stop-and-frisk tactic.

{Gavriel Newscenter}