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Bratton: There is No Constitutional Right to Resist Arrest
December 10, 2014
“What we’ve seen in the past few months is a number of individuals failing to understand that you must submit to arrest, you cannot resist,” Bratton said in an interview on Brian Lehrer’s radio show. “The place to argue your case is in the court, not in the street.”
New York Mayor Announces Police Retraining Program
December 4, 2014
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the retraining would require some 22,000 officers to complete a three-day course.
Video: Rookie NYPD Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man in Brooklyn Project
November 21, 2014
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said that the victim, Akai Gurley, was "a total innocent" and called the shooting "an unfortunate accident."
Bratton Wants Body Cameras for NYPD
September 2, 2014
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that he's "actively looking" at equipping police officers with body cameras, and made the pilot presentation to union officials Thursday.
Bratton's Collaborative Policing Tested in NYC Neighborhood
May 18, 2014
As violence rises in a North Bronx neighborhood, the commanders working for Chief William Bratton's NYPD will be testing his new hands-off policing strategies to fight the upsurge in murders.
NYPD Commissioner, Mayor Turn Down Hiring 1,000 Officers
April 25, 2014
NYPD top cop Bill Bratton rejected the City Council’s proposal to hire 1,000 new officers - saying he’d rather have the money to give police officers raises - while his boss Mayor de Blasio also shot down the idea.
Bratton Defends Failed NYPD Twitter Campaign
April 24, 2014
Most users instead dredged up the worst photos they could find, including from Occupy Wall Street clashes.
Bratton Takes Reins of NYPD
January 6, 2014
Bill Bratton, the colorful and charismatic former police commissioner, was sworn in again as New York City’s top cop on Thursday.
Bratton's Time in California May Offer Clues to His Plans for New York Police
December 9, 2013
As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Mr. Bratton's appointment as the new commissioner of the New York Police Department, he cited Mr. Bratton's time in Los Angeles as a primary reason for his selection, saying it proved he could police fairly while still bringing down crime.
Bratton Returns to Helm of NYPD
December 5, 2013
Former New York top cop William Bratton, who left One Police Plaza in 1996, is returning as the city's new police commissioner.
Bratton To Launch Police Social Media Network
July 1, 2013
Bill Bratton plans to launch the first comprehensive social media network for police officers later this year at the International Association of Police Chiefs annual conference.
Oakland Mayor Apologizes for Promoting Lock-Pick Class
March 5, 2013
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is on the defensive, after a recent newsletter sent by her office included a plug for a class on how to pick locks. Quan apologized Wednesday.
Oakland Hires Bratton As Consultant
January 25, 2013
The city of Oakland has hired William Bratton to develop a public safety plan for California's most violent city. The City Council voted 7-1 to hire Bratton Wednesday, and awarded the former chief's security company a $250,000 contract.
UC Davis Hires Bratton To Probe Pepper-Spraying
November 26, 2011
Faculty members objected to the hiring of the former LAPD chief. One professor said the school should enlist in-house faculty members to lead the probe rather than relying on "a former cop who is charging a lot of money we don't have to spend."
Bratton's Advisory Role Rankles Some UK Police
August 13, 2011
One detective inspector from London's police called Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to bring in Bratton "a sad indictment of what the government think of our senior officers in this country."
Ramifications of the Dodger Stadium Beating
April 15, 2011
The response by Chief Charlie Beck and Dodger owner Frank McCourt to the brutal beating of Bryan Stow didn't particularly sit well with Jack Dunphy, the pseudonym of the active LAPD officer who writes a police blog at Pajamas Media.
Dodgers Hire Bratton To Review Security Proceedures
April 8, 2011
William Bratton, the Los Angeles Police chief from 2002 to 2009, is the chairman of Kroll, an international security firm that will produce a report assessing security issues at Dodger Stadium.
LAPD Struggles To Fill Openings In Gang Unit
December 30, 2009
Candidates to work gang-related assignments for the Los Angeles Police Department have been reluctant to volunteer because of a new rule passed in the spring that requires them to disclose details of their personal finances.
High-Profile Big-City Chiefs Depart In 2009
December 16, 2009
Next year 10 of the nation's most populous cities will have new chiefs — Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tampa.
New LAPD Chief Says He Will Focus on Rank-and-File Officers
November 5, 2009
For a man widely seen as the disciple of just-exited LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, Charlie Beck on Wednesday exhibited some notable contrasts in style and strategy from the man he was tapped to replace.
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