Homicides are down nearly 21 percent, and shooting incidents have fallen more than 14 percent compared to a year ago, de Blasio said.
The tablets will make their way into the field over the next three months and will give officers access to a wide array of information.
Bratton said the department is on the right track when it comes to homicides. He attributes the drop to community cooperation and technology.
Officer James Li is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital after police say he was shot in both legs by a man who tried to board a bus without paying.
Bratton, who’s Irish-American, was asked Thursday if he was planning to march during an unrelated press conference in Manhattan. He simply said “yes” and did not elaborate.
Jose Pimentel entered the plea Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism. It was less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.
Bratton said the reforms will help improve community-police relations but also put the business community at ease. He noted that stop-and-frisk is seen as divisive and unconstitutional by some.
Super Bowl security preparations have gotten a thumbs up from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Bratton Tweeted a photo of himself at a meeting about tracking crime statistics this morning.
The controversial NYPD program was the Democrat’s biggest campaign issue and helped propel him to the top of the pack during the primary. De Blasio pushed for more community policing and tapped Bill Bratton to lead the NYPD.
The mayor on Thursday announced the initiative, which will create a task force, who will develop strategies with the goal of eliminating deadly crashes, especially those involving pedestrians.
Ask me on a Friday what story I covered on the Monday of the same week and most weeks I’d have to flip open the pages of my reporter’s notebook to answer you. But some stories stick.
More than 100 former New York City workers, including scores of retired police officers, firefighters and prison guards, have been charged with faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal Social Security disability benefits, prosecutors said.
New York City police unions have asked a federal appeals court to hurry its decision on whether they can continue stop-and-frisk litigation if Mayor Bill de Blasio drops the case.
William Bratton officially took the reins of the nation’s largest police department on Thursday, becoming the 42nd police commissioner at a time when there is a demand for big change, especially in the area of stop-and-frisk.