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Bratton Meets With Muslim Community As Ramadan Approaches

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday that the department has not detected any specific terror threats against the city as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches.

Bratton made the remark following a meeting Wednesday with Muslim community leaders about security measures for Ramadan.

He said the NYPD will assign extra uniformed and plainclothes officers to patrol outside mosques for the observance, which begins June 28.

Afterward, Bratton told reporters that while the NYPD is not aware of any direct threats, the city remains a potential target for terrorists.

Bratton was joined at the NYPD Pre-Ramadan Conference by Department Chaplain Imam Kalid Latif, along with 500 community and religious leaders, precinct commanders, members of the NYPD Muslim fraternal organizations, and young men from the NYPD Youth Cricket League.

Players from the NYPD Youth Cricket League with the Police Commissioner's Cricket Cup Tournament championship trophy.  The players, who come from predominantly Muslim communities, attended and were recognized at the NYPD Pre-Ramadan Conference held on Wednesday, June 18. (Credit: NYPD)

Players from the NYPD Youth Cricket League with the Police Commissioner’s Cricket Cup Tournament championship trophy. The players, who come from predominantly Muslim communities, attended
and were recognized at the NYPD Pre-Ramadan Conference held on Wednesday, June 18. (Credit: NYPD)

“At this most sacred time of the year for the Muslim faithful, the Police Department is grateful for the opportunity to join with our community partners to ensure a safe and peaceful Ramadan for all,” Bratton said at the conference.

The conference included a video presentation highlighting contributions from Muslim members of the department, and tips for crime prevention.

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