Bill Bratton—the First Time He Was NYPD Commissioner

Friday, December 06, 2013

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton with Mayor Bill de Blasio (Spencer Platt/Getty)

Bill Bratton was just appointed police commissioner of New York—again. The last time around, the mayor was Rudy Giuliani and there were nearly 2,000 murders a year.

Arun Venugopal looks back on the first Bratton commissionership and the city he helped tame.



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