William Bratton Returns to New York

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New York's Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign highly critical of Michael Bloomberg's "stop and frisk" policy of policing. Now de Blasio's picked William Bratton to return as police commissioner, the man who initiated the city's "Broken Windows" strategy two decades ago. He was police chief in Boston before taking over the NYPD in the mid 90's, then chief at LAPD from 2002 to 2009. Now, back in the Big Apple, today he promised a style of policing that won't make New Yorkers feel intruded upon. Andrew White is Director of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School.




Warren Olney