Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Bill Bratton—the First Time He Was NYPD Commissioner
Friday, December 06, 2013
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.