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The 68-year-old Bratton, a champion of the “broken windows” policing strategy that emphasizes pursuit of crimes no matter how minor, steps down on Sunday after four decades in law enforcement. He is to join the public relations and consulting firm Teneo.
Chief James O’Neill, the department’s top uniformed officer, will succeed Bratton as
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In his letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bratton wrote that an index of major crime in New York City dropped 5.7 percent during the two years after the mayor took office in 2014, and has fallen 2.5
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The index includes serious offenses such as murder, rape and robbery, but not transit crime or minor larcenies or assaults.
Bratton attributed the decline to additional police officers and an emphasis on building bonds within neighborhoods.
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Bratton is scheduled to be leave police headquarters with a ceremony at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) on
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