Highlights of CATS Interview with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton:
Regarding the surge in homelessness in NYC:
-“You can’t arrest your way out of this problem, it does require a coordinated effort with Health & Hospitals, the Homeless Services.”
– “I’m going to train 5,000 to 10,000 officers over the next year on how to deal with the emotionally disturbed…to it’s credit, this administration is going to spend tens of millions of dollars on trying to straighten it out.”
About NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton
Commissioner Bill Bratton is the current New York City Police Commissioner, the second time he has held that position. He has previously served as the Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (1993-1994) and NYPD (1994-1996), and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (2002-2009). On December 5, 2013, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Bratton would return to the post of Police Commissioner in New York City. Bratton is having another successful run as Commissioner. Crime is down, and he has overcome unrest in the Department and civilian complaints.
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