Bratton feuded with Rudy Giuliani over credit for crime reductions

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NEW YORK (PIX11) —  When William Bratton was sworn in for his first stint as New York City Police Commissioner in 1994, he asked one of the best-known TV reporters in town to serve as his Deputy Commissioner for Public Information.

John Miller may have done his job too well.

Miller oversaw the communications apparatus for the NYPD. Within a year, Bill Bratton had landed on the cover of Time Magazine for his successful, crime-fighting strategies.

PIX 11 chronicled the escalating tensions between City Hall and One Police Plaza that led to Miller’s departure after one year and Bratton’s resignation within two.