NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Bill Bratton says he won’t serve as police commissioner if Mayor Bill de Blasio wins a second term.
Bratton told CityAndStateNY.com he’s too old to lead the NYPD and serve again.
If de Blasio is re-elected in 2017, or if a new mayor wanted to keep him, Bratton said he would probably not be able to do the job.
“I will not be commissioner for six and a half years. That’s the reality. I’ll be 75 years old by that time,” Bratton said.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, Bratton made the comment at a breakfast sponsored by ‘City and State.’
Afterwards CBS2’s Sonia Rincon asked Bratton if that meant he wouldn’t serve if de Blasio was re-elected in 2017.
“In terms of, I never uh, restrict my options. I love very much what I do and look forward to doing it for the foreseeable future. But I don’t limit myself by terms,” he said.