Several homeless and community groups, including Picture the Homeless, Communities United for Police Reform, the Street Vendor Project and the Justice Committee are coming together to demand an end to the NYPD’s “move along” orders.
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Incoming Police Commissioner James O’Neill said he’ll stick to a controversial deal with the City Council on identification and search rules — prompting a clash with some police reform advocates before he’s even started the job.
O’Neill, the current Chief of Department who will take over for Bill Bratton, said he’d stick to the deal his predecessor made to avoid a vote on two bills called the Right to Know Act.
In a surprise move, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton tendered his resignation Tuesday and current Chief of Department Jimmy O’Neill will replace him in September.
During a press conference at City Hall, Mayor Bill de Blasio praised Bratton, 69, for his heart and ability to create a team that has brought New York City’s crime rate to historic lows.
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 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.
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.
NEW YORK CITY — Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he expects a "seamless transition" when he steps down next month and Chief of Department James O'Neill takes charge of the country's largest police force.
That could be both good and bad news for Mayor Bill de Blasio, political observers say.
When New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced his retirement Tuesday, a bald 58-year-old Brooklyn native Mayor Bill de Blasio likes to call "Jimmy" was next in line. As chief of the department, James O'Neill has long been a low-key presence at NYPD conferences, but he'll step into a more political role next month.