NYPD boss vows crackdown on wayward officers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police Commissioner William Bratton signaled Thursday that he wants to remove New York Police Department officers who abuse their authority and tarnish his vision for a more tolerant force.

"The reality is that there are some in this organization who should not be here," Bratton said. "They're not the right fit at the NYPD in 2014. There are a few — and a very few in a very large organization — who just don't get it."

He added: "They don't understand that when they take that oath of office and put that shield on, that they commit to constitutional policing, respectful policing, compassionate policing."

Bratton's remarks came at the start of an executive workshop intended to set priorities for hundreds of NYPD commanders and supervisors. The daylong session was taking place at a newly constructed police academy in Queens set to open early next year.

The nation's largest police department has been grappling with the fallout from the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed man during an arrest in July. A grand jury is hearing evidence to determine whether any of the arresting officers should face criminal charges.


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  • Kamala jenkins

    Mr.. Bratton you have lost your spine has not arrived yet. you are turning our city into a cesspool again. You cant hide and downgrade reports. Oh that’s ok now its the progressive way. What they called cons tat they would quash reports because the brothers were uncooperative with the police, and it was questionable when crime reports were filed. Now its ok to what they call shit can stats for the sake of votes and not alienating the scum from my hood. Good let these cops do what your precious rule book says. Call the ambalance that is all that is required of them. You made cops who aggressively pursued violators of the law making them 100k observers. My building has become a cesspool again because of this attack on the police. I have to navigate around puddles of urine, and human diaharea left behind by the dope fiends. You are destroying this city . Please support these cops, and for the sake of one New Yorker who is not blinded by ethnic pride let them be cops. Bring the beat officer back to clean up the streets again

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