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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio, Bratton Talk Police, Community Relations With Urban Ministers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton met with urban ministers Tuesday following New York City’s decision to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement.

06/23/2015

Residents gather at #IamAME rally at Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Rally Held At Queens Cathedral In Response To South Carolina Church Shooting

Mayor Bill de Blasio attended the rally dubbed #IamAME at Greater Allen African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral of New York in Jamaica Saturday afternoon.

06/20/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD swearing-in ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 7, 2015. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Critics Sound Off After Bratton Says It’s Difficult To Recruit Blacks To NYPD

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.

06/10/2015

A police officer stands guard at a demonstration in New York City on Dec. 19, 2014. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Demonstrators: Don’t Hire More NYPD Officers

A small group of demonstrators protested at New York City Hall against the possibility of hiring 1,000 new police officers.

06/09/2015

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attend a NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on December 29, 2014 in New York City. The Mayor's relationship with the city's police force has been strained recently after the deaths of two police officers.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Working To Increase Ranks Of Muslims In Department

Right now, there are about 800 Muslim uniformed police officers out of about 35,000. Of those, only about 20 are higher ranked officials.

06/09/2015

FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton: Don’t Blame Stop-And-Frisk Reduction For Murder Spike

New York City has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in homicides so far this year.

06/08/2015

The NYPD unveiled its new Crime Stoppers van, with video displays built in, on May 19, 2015. (credit: Hazel Sanchez/CBS2)

NYPD Unveils New High-Tech Crime Stoppers Van

The van is equipped with external video screens to display surveillance photos and videos from recent crimes.

05/19/2015

FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Offers Condolences After 2 Officers Killed In Mississippi

Curtis Banks, 26, told a reporter he was not involved in the killings of the two officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

05/10/2015

Protesters clash with New York City police in a demonstration in solidarity with those protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Officials Defend Handling Of Demonstrations

Some activists and elected officials are criticizing the NYPD’s handling of protests over the death of a Baltimore man critically injured in police custody.

04/30/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" on April 26, 2015. (credit: CBS News)

Bill Bratton: Relationship Between City Officials, Police Union Better

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says there’s “much less tension” between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.

04/26/2015

Speaker of the New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC Council Weighing Bills To Decriminalize Minor Offenses

Under the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.

04/20/2015

NYPD Squad Car

Bronx DA: Members Of ‘Lyman Place Gang’ Used Facebook To Plot Criminal Activity

An early morning NYPD raid in the Bronx netted eight alleged members of the Lyman Place Gang, on Wednesday.

04/08/2015

The man in the window, who is confirmed to be an NYPD detective, berated an Uber driver seen from the back. (Credit: via YouTube)

Cab Drivers Demand Change After NYPD Detective’s Uber Rant Goes Viral

Cabbies rallied outside Penn Station on Friday, calling for policy changes and more police training after video of an NYPD detective unleashing a tirade on an Uber driver went viral.

04/03/2015

Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, addresses reporters  April 2, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Taxi Group Meets With NYPD, Says Drivers Face Police Hostility ‘Every Single Day’

Taxi drivers have been meeting with NYPD brass after video of a detective unleashing a tirade on an Uber driver went viral.

04/02/2015

FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton: NYPD On Pace For 1 Million Fewer Enforcement Stops In 2015

Bratton expects the reduced number of stops to bolster NYPD relations with the minority community.

03/26/2015

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