‘It’s great to be back’: Bill Bratton sworn in as NYC police commissioner

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Bratton was NYC’s police commissioner from 1994 to 1996.

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Thursday, Bill Bratton was sworn in as New York City’s 42nd police commissioner.

“Who says you can’t come home again?” Bratton told the crowd. Bratton was the city’s top cop from 1994 to 1996.

In his speech, Bratton stressed the importance of a relationship between the police department and the community.

In regards to stop-and-frisk, Bratton said he is committed to working to find a balance. “I think we can find the right amount where we have a safe city, and communities and police that respect each other.”

Bratton also thanked former police commissioner Ray Kelly, saying he “serviced this city with extraordinary distinction and integrity.”

“I applaud and understand the shoes I am stepping into,” he said.