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De Blasio Won't Commit to Adding New Cops Next Year

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said yesterday it was “quite clear” the NYPD would need around 1,000 new police officers next year — but his boss Mayor Bill de Blasio will take some convincing.. 728 more words

Bratton on Making Chokeholds Illegal: 'Good Luck But I Won't Support It'

Chokeholds may be prohibited by the NYPD rule book, but they aren’t actually illegal — and Councilman Rory Lancman is looking to change that.

But he won’t find support from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who said today he doesn’t believe it’s necessary to criminalize the highly controversial procedure┬áthat a medical examiner ruled caused the death of Eric Garner, 43, in police custody. 599 more words

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