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NYPD commissioner Bratton: Police chokehold video ‘disturbing’

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NEW YORK (AP) — NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says widely seen video of a fatal choke hold incident is “disturbing” but doesn’t tell the whole story.

Bratton conceded Friday on CBS “This Morning” that the snippet from a longer video has really struck a chord with the public.

He said investigators also must consider events that were not on the video.

Asked whether the department makes too many minor arrests, Bratton said it prevents more serious criminal behavior. He said the prison population is down dramatically.

Bratton said the NYPD targets behavior and not communities of color.

On another topic, Bratton said police have a good idea who breached security to change flags on the Brooklyn Bridge last month. But he says knowing is not proving and they’re not ready to make an arrest.

2 comments

  • Jose

    Its amazing the leader of the biggiest police dept in the world would make a statement like that prematurely . As a person whom knows a lot about chokeholds’ this was not even close to being a chokehold.

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