De Blasio to Name Bratton as NYPD Commissioner

According to The New York Times, NYC Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio is set to  announce that William J. Bratton will serve as the next Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. Bratton previously served as Commissioner of the NYPD under Mayor Giuliani from 1994-1996, and has held top-level positions in both Boston’s and L.A.’s police departments.

William K. Rashbaum, J. David Goodman, and Joseph Goldstein. “De Blasio to Name Bratton as New York Police Commissioner.” The New York Times. December 5, 2013.


What will this appointment mean for New Yorkers? for policing and criminal justice?  What are your thoughts?

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