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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Religious Leaders Pray for de Blasio

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WNYC
With the rift between the mayor and police still wide open, about a dozen clergy members gathered at City Hall on Tuesday for a prayer vigil.

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De Blasio Downplays Chokehold Report

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
The mayor, who has been walking a fine line between his progressive base and his angry police force, said the Inspector General's document focused on the past.

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Chokeholds Subject of First NYPD Inspector General Report

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
The Department of Investigation's new oversight office reviewed the 10 most recent chokehold cases and found inconsistent communication and discipline. 

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Two Uniformed Unions Ratify City Contracts

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC
Unions representing NYPD Captains and Sanitation Chiefs ratified their contracts with the city even as negotiations with other unions, including the police officers, intensified.  

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Who Tells the NYPD What to Do: A Q&A on Power and Police Unions

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

On paper, the NYPD is a paramilitary organization with a rigid command structure. In practice, it's more complicated. We look at how the PBA can mobilize cops to sway elected leaders.

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Politics and Power in the NYPD

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

WNYC
Recent police demonstrations and an apparent drop in arrests raise a troubling question: Who exactly is in charge of the NYPD?

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Crime Didn't Stop Overnight. Why Did Arrests?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

After the fatal shooting of two NYPD officers, arrest numbers dropped sharply in an apparent move by cops to register their discontent. Where do policing tactics go from here?

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Broken Windows Might Be to Blame for Strife Between de Blasio, Cops

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

WNYC
As the mayor ends the era of excessive stop-and-frisk policing, his alternative strategy poses new problems for the NYPD.

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More Changes Coming to City's Flawed 911 System — Soon

Friday, January 02, 2015

WNYC
A week after WNYC aired a story about the city's 911 problems, Mayor de Blasio called for a review. Here's the story and an update on what's been done so far.

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Tension Amid Celebration at NYPD Graduation

Monday, December 29, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio received a tepid reception as he addressed hundreds of new police officers at a graduation for the New York Police Department. 

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Christie, Cuomo Veto Port Authority Reform; Politicians Howl

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WNYC
Governors Cuomo and Christie are rejecting legislators' attempts to reform the Port Authority. Instead, they are backing the recommendations of a panel they appointed.

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Police Union Blames Mayor, Protesters For Deaths Of 2 NYPD Officers

Monday, December 22, 2014

Details continue to emerge about the gunman who killed two New York City police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine what drove Ismaaiyl Brinsely to those acts.

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NYPD: No Peace on Earth, No Goodwill Toward All

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beyond the headline of a ruthless cop killing lies inflamed rhetoric that rocks a city.

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De Blasio Meets Teen Inmates During First Tour of Rikers Island

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
City officials say reforms are already changing life at the problem-plagued correctional facility.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio’s Shadow

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
After a year of working closely with the Mayor, Melissa Mark-Viverito shows she can speak with her own voice.  And also, down her shots. 

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De Blasio Settles with Eight Uniformed Unions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio has reached the city's first labor deals with uniformed workers, including two NYPD unions.

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Council Brings Garner Protests To City Hall

Monday, December 08, 2014

WNYC
Chants of "I can't breathe" reverberated through City Hall on Monday after people across the city began protesting the grand jury decision.

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De Blasio vs. Police Union's Pat Lynch

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
The head of the city's police union blasted away at the mayor for his response to the Garner case on Thursday. But de Blasio is standing firm.

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After Garner Verdict, Mayor de Blasio Consoles NYC

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

After a state grand jury decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Mayor de Blasio called it "a national moment of grief."

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Chief of Staff to NYC's First Lady Will Take Leave of Absence

Monday, November 17, 2014

WNYC
In a statement, Rachel Noerdlinger said she wants to spend more time with her son following his recent arrest.

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