Exclusive: NYPD’s William Bratton Vows to Win Back the Black Community’s Trust

The New York City police commissioner tells African-American leaders that he wants to “repair relationships” between the black community and the police department.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends his first news conference with police Commissioner William Bratton at One Police Plaza on Jan. 2, 2014, in New York City.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends his first news conference with police Commissioner William Bratton at One Police Plaza on Jan. 2, 2014, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

He concluded, “I felt like he’s got a good sense and understanding of how the New York Police Department has to change the way it engages with the community, and it was good to hear him say he’s committed to doing that.”

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