New NY police commissioner promises reforms
William Bratton has taken over the nation's largest police force
NEW YORK — William Bratton has taken over the nation's largest police force and is pledging reforms to how New York City police officers work with the community.
The 66-year-old was sworn in Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a ceremony at police headquarters. Bratton says he will work to improve the relationship between cops and New Yorkers who feel over-policed by the department's stop-and-frisk policy. He also says he will continue the department's massive counterterrorism efforts.
Hundreds attended, including district attorneys, City Council members and federal prosecutors. Los Angeles civic leaders also attended. Bratton was police chief there until 2009.
Bratton returns to NYPD for the second time. He also was police commissioner from 1994-1996.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- Sheriff: Suspect opened fire on Texas deputy’s children, home in 'attack'
- After HOA demands pro-cop flag taken down, family shows support for LE in a different way
- 50 to 60 teens swarm Calif. train, rob weekend riders
- Video: SC motorcycle pursuit ends in fatal wreck
- Facing massive officer shortage, Ariz. agencies looking to hire hundreds