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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)

NYPD Commissioner Considering Granting Amnesty To 1.2 Million Low-Level Offenders

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is behind a controversial proposal to grant amnesty to more than 1 million people with open warrants for low-level offenses. But some experts worry it could cause crime to skyrocket.

05/18/2015

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

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

NYC Council Takes Steps To Monitor Police Conduct In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.

12/10/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

Bratton: Training On Tap For NYPD Officers In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says NYPD officers will get annual training on the use of force following the police custody death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.

09/08/2014

Public Advocate Letitia James' bill would require New  York City college to report stats on sexual assault every month. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYC Council Bill Takes Aim At Campus Sexual Assaults

Public Advocate Letitia James is proposing a bill that would require colleges to coordinate with the local rape crisis centers and the NYPD and force them to release sex assaults stats to the public every month.

05/12/2014

Raul Barrera, 34, was arrested and charged with the stabbing murder of girlfriend Sarah Coit. (file/credit: CBS 2)

NY Legislators Propose Domestic Violence Registry

Three New York legislators want the state to register domestic violence offenders just as sex crime offenders are publicly listed.

04/17/2011