Bratton Says NYC Police May Make Too Few “Stop and Frisks”


New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says city cops may be making “too few” stop-and-frisks, reports the New York Post. Bratton, who a day earlier stood alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio as he dropped the city's appeal of a judge's ruling that the practice is unconstitutional, made the comments at a promotions ceremony. He said the city has made approximately 3,000 stops in January — approximately 100 a day.

“From my perspective, probably too few,” he said. Bratton quickly clarified, saying, “But again, it's based on what officers are seeing and what they are reacting to. There is no number that you want to project toward.” The comments were made after he announced a reform to Operation Impact, a program started under predecessor Raymond Kelly that placed rookie cops in crime-ridden neighborhoods during their first year out of the academy. The graduates will now be coupled with experienced officers working largely on overtime and acting as mentors.

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