Bratton Resigns From NYPD

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has resigned. He was expected to announce he would not seek a second term, but the resignation, effective next month, was a surprise to most. NYPD Chief of Department James O'Neill will take over as interim chief.

Bratton previously served as New York Police Commissioner under Rudy Giulani from 1994 to 1996, and is credited with the "broken windows" theory of policing (with which I have never agreed.)

I have not followed events involving Commissioner Bratton since he returned to New York. I do remember when he became Police Commissioner of Los Angeles in 2002 since I was attended his swearing-in, along with two other defense lawyer pals. We were invited because we all are friends with his wife, former criminal defense attorney turned TV host and legal analyst, Rikki Klieman). I wrote a long post on it and the parties afterwards here.

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    Bratton 2.0... (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Wed Aug 03, 2016 at 10:30:55 AM EST
    was a little better than 1.0...but not good enough.  Glad to see him go, and hope bullsh*t "broken windows" and "compstat" style policing is gone for good.  Too much collateral damage to decent citizens, and too much strife between community and police, to justify any alleged "gains" from focusing on the petty and rigging the numbers.