Bratton Leaves as NYC Top Cop; Legacy is Debated

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Departing NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. Photo by Policy Echange via Flickr.

William Bratton, who led police departments in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City and saw his crime-fighting strategies copied across the nation, ends his public career today in New York, the Associated Press reports. Bratton, 68, will participate in a traditional "walkout" at police headquarters, where commanders line up to bid him farewell three years into his second stint as police commissioner. Violent crime in the . . .

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