NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton bags bust quotas in favor of ‘actual impact’
New York City’s police commissioner has outlined a new approach to crimefighting that takes Air Max Shoes attention off the quantity of arrests and leaves city cops far less open to charges of quota based policing.
“I want to focus on the quality of police actions, with less emphasis on our numbers and more emphasis on our actual impact,” Commissioner Bill Bratton says in a six minute video released Monday.
The video, called “Cops Count, Police Matter,” was posted on the website of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association marking the first time in a dozen years that the union has publicized a message from the police commissioner.
Critics charge that former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s administration was numbers obsessed and forced officers to meet quotas on stops, summonses and arrests.
Kelly’s detractors included whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft, who claimed the department had him committed to a psych ward against his will after he exposed the practice of quota based policing in 2009. NYPD brass has long denied the department uses quotas.
Bratton’s attempt to de emphasize the value of numbers came as one of the most important figures of all the city’s murder tally has ticked up slightly at the beginning of his second tenure Air Max Shoes as top cop.
According to the latest police statistics, 28 people were slain citywide between Jan. 1 and Jan. 26 seven more than in the first 3 weeks of 2013, which ended with a record low.
“You wouldn’t expect, in the midst of a deep freeze, that you’d see a spike in homicides,” said Eugene O’Donnell, an ex cop and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “It’s not too early to worry.”
While murders were up, shootings in the city fell in the first 3 weeks of January, when there were 66 shootings, compared to 80 during the same period last year, according to the NYPD.
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