NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Will Resign in September


While his reasons are still somewhat unclear, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton will be resigning in September.

Fox News reports:

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will step down in September, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during a Tuesday news conference. Bratton will take a job in the private sector, but he did not name the company. Ongoing turmoil between police and some members of the community “110 percent had nothing to do with this,” de Blasio said on Tuesday.

The resignation announcement comes a day after 200 anti-police protesters gathered in City Hall Park to demand the NYPD be defunded and Bratton be fired.

NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill is set to replace Bratton, 68, who has been in his current post since December 2013. Bratton also served as New York’s top cop from 1994 to 1996 and was Chief of the LAPD from 2002 to 2009.

Press reports say that Bratton did not appear to be forced out, and the commissioner did previously tell reporters he would not serve under another de Blasio term.

Maybe Bratton was just exhausted with the anti-police and racially divisive culture that Mayor de Blasio and other progressives have escalated. Bill de Blasio and other prominent Democrats politicized the police force, and it’s only a matter of time before the hostility of politics chases valuable talent and leadership away.