Bratton was asked about the possibility during a public hearing with some state senators Wednesday.
The police commissioner made his comments during a public hearing with members of the state Senate.
The unit of 350 cops will be specially trained in high-tech weaponry to deal with protests, lone-wolf attacks and evolving threats posed by terrorists.
A man shot by police after threatening them with a machete has received a $5,000 settlement from New York City.
Shootings in the Bronx are down this month and murders are under 100 for a second year in a row.
While ticket activity was up last week, it was still well below normal levels.
The book store hopes to have enough copies to put them on sale by next week.
More than two dozen suspects have been arrested in Belgium, France and Germany in continuing searches for suspected terrorists, authorities said Friday.
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch is speaking out after a new poll found only 18 percent of New Yorkers had a favorable opinion of the longtime union leader.
Authorities released new surveillance video Thursday morning of the suspect linking him to a total of five incidents. The most recent one happened early Wednesday on the Lower East Side.
In New York City, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the incident underscores the challenges counterterrorism officers here are facing.
Anti-police protests are planned for Thursday evening near the Brooklyn precinct house where two murdered NYPD officers were assigned.
The parents of an Ohio man accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol and shoot lawmakers are coming to his defense, saying he was just lost and misguided.
Officials said the Islamic State posted a video on Twitter calling for attacks on police officers and soldiers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and France.
NYPD statistics show arrests were up in the past week after plummeting in the weeks following the fatal ambush of two patrolmen in December.