Broken Windows Policing

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks at a Feb. 25, 2015 news conference where he discussed the arrest of three Brooklyn men who allegedly plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton Ready To Change Low-Level Crime Penalty Process ‘That Has Become Cumbersome And Unfair’

They are words you might not have expected to come out of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s mouth.

04/30/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks on Jan. 29, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Bratton Chooses Not To Discuss Potential Decriminalization Of Low-Level Crimes

It was hard to get answers from Bratton on possible changes to his cherished “broken windows” policing, because the normally spotlight-loving commissioner scurried away from a public press conference.

04/29/2015

A group of protesters shouted down NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton inside the City Council chamber on March 12, 2015, as he attempted to ask the city for money to hire more officers. (Photo: CBS2)

Pandemonium Inside NYC Council: Protesters Shout Down Bratton Over Requested NYPD Hires

It started small, with one woman screaming “It’s a lie!” in the direction of Commissioner Bratton as he started testifying about the NYPD budget.

03/12/2015

A woman walks by an NYPD officer in Times Square. (credit: Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: Most New Yorkers Support ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Fifty-six percent of black respondents said they support “broken windows,” while 61 percent of white New Yorkers surveyed said they back it.

08/27/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 8. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor De Blasio Downplays Sharpton’s Impact On City, Police Policy

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday night played down the impact of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s point of view on city and police policy.

08/08/2014