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Bill Bratton's Broken Policing Is Here to Stay


When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met reporters at City Hall to announce police commissioner Bill Bratton's retirement Tuesday, he stressed the department's shift toward what he called "neighborhood policing," a strategy that encourages officers to engage with people who live in the communities they're patrolling.

"We've tried to redefine our relationship from being the police to being your police," Bratton said.

La lucha por el ‘Derecho a Saber’ sigue

La Policía debe rendir cuentas
El Diario

La comunidad latina tiene que ser parte del movimiento nacional por la rendición de cuentas en los departamentos policíacos. Sufrimos abuso, brutalidad y asesinatos policiales de miembros de nuestra comunidad también, como parte de la manifestación de la violencia sistémica anti-Negro. En la ciudad de Nueva York, esa historia es trágicamente larga y continúa – Anthony Baez, Iman Morales, Noel Polanco, Jayson Tirado, y demasiados más han muerto a manos de la policía.

NYC's next top cop touts strategy to repair rift with public

The career cop picked to lead America's largest police department is embracing a throwback strategy to repair the rift between officers and the public
Associated Press

The career cop picked to lead America's largest police department is embracing a throwback strategy to repair the deep rift that has opened between officers and the public. He wants patrol officers to get to know people on their beat on a first-name basis.

James "Jimmy" O'Neill was introduced Tuesday at City Hall as the next commissioner of the New York Police Department.

The End of the Bratton Era

A new generation of chiefs favors a lighter touch.
The Marshall Project

A flood of predictable reactions — from police and protest circles — greeted the announcement Tuesday that New York Police Commissioner William J. Bratton is leaving the post in September. The 68-year-old is the most influential American law enforcement executive in modern times, the author of policing strategies that have shaped relations between police and the communities they serve, for better and for worse.

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton to Step Down

New York's top cop is leaving after a sometimes rocky tenure... Read more on Follow us: @getjetmag on Twitter | GetJetMag on Facebook
JET Magazine (blog)

After a rocky tenure in which he brought down crime, but also dealt with tension between police and people of color, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is leaving his job.

Bratton, whose departure was announced Tuesday, will leave next month to become a risk and security adviser at Teneo, a consulting firm. James O’Neill, the department’s top chief, will replace him as commissioner.