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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.

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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.”

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.

Video: Rookie NYPD Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man in Brooklyn Project

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

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

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.