De Blasio meets with Bratton, Banks, Pineiro

De Blasio meets with Bratton, Banks, Pineiro

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Bill Bratton, who served as New York's police commissioner from 1994 to 1996, met at length yesterday with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. It was a job interview to be the next police commissioner. Sources say there was a meeting of minds on police work between the two Bills, probably referring to reform of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy which de Blasio has made a key to his mayoralty.

De Blasio didn't share specifics but said that he and Bratton agree on some core issues. Choosing Bratton, the architect of the first big drop in crime in New York, would send a message that crime will not return to the bad old days, as charged by de Blasio's Republican opponent, Joe Lhota.

Bratton also headed the police departments in Los Angles and in Boston. In L.A., he worked with a monitor as he might have to in New York if he is appointed police commissioner. Most importantly, Bratton would give the perception of crime say political analysts.

De Blasio said he has also met with Phillip Banks III, the chief of department, and Rafael Pineiro, the present first deputy commissioner. Sources say those meetings have not been as extensive as the one with Bratton.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:28:27 GMT
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
  • Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:15:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:39:39 GMT
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a Bridgeport train crash last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices