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Bratton Says NYPD Officers Should See Body Camera Footage Before Questioning by Investigators

August 5, 2015
New York City’s police commissioner says he strongly objects to an inspector general's recommendation that police officers be prevented from viewing body camera footage before giving a statement to investigators.

Commissioner Bratton's Eulogy for Slain NYPD Detective Brian Moore Speaks of the Courage and Service of All Good Officers

May 8, 2015
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,” Theodore Roosevelt said, “who strives to do great deeds; who spends himself in a worthy cause; whose place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Brian was the man in the arena... for all of us.

Bratton: NYPD Training That Tells Officers to Close Eyes in Tense Situations "Work in Progress"

February 24, 2015
A defensive NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday admitted that the department’s much-mocked retraining program for 22,000 officers is “a work in progress” and said he will make changes “as are appropriate.”

Bratton Urges Boost in Penalties For Resisting Arrest

February 6, 2015
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday urged state lawmakers to boost the punishment for resisting arrest and make it a crime to reveal personal information about cops as a means of intimidation.

Some NYPD Brass Ban Vacations in Response to Alleged Police Slowdown

January 15, 2015
The New York Post is reporting that officers of the NYPD are being told by their commanders that they will not be granted vacation or sick days until summons activity increases. The action is reportedly a counter strike by the brass against an alleged slowdown in police activity following widespread anti-police protests and the perceived support of the protests by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYPD Union Leaders, Bratton Meet to Resolve Rift with Mayor

January 8, 2015
“The problem was not created here in headquarters, it started in City Hall,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said in a statement after a two-hour sitdown with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton that de Blasio did not attend.

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."
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