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LAPD Police Chief & NYC Police Commissioner Bet on Dodgers vs. Mets

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and New York Police Commissioner William J. Bratton have placed public bets with each other over the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets battle for the National League Championship Series.

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Bratton Aims to Stay Step Ahead of Watchdogs

On the same day the inspector general for the police issued a report detailing deficiencies in how force is defined and tracked by the New York Police Department, Commissioner William J. Bratton announced on Thursday that many of the changes called for were already being addressed.

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

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

“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"

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

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

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

“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

“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.”

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New York Mayor Announces Police Retraining Program

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the retraining would require some 22,000 officers to complete a three-day course.

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