Bratton: 'We're Coming Out of the Slowdown'

The New York City police commissioner also says officers are on higher alert following the Paris terrorism attacks.

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD Swearing-In Ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 7, 2015 in New York City.

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD Swearing-In Ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 7, 2015 in New York City.

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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Tuesday that tensions between officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio will take time to ease, but that the process is underway.

Appearing on MSNBC, Bratton indicated that he expects the slowdown in low-level arrests to end soon.

“We're coming out of the slowdown,” he said. “That's the good news.”

Bratton also said officers are on higher alert following the Paris terrorism attacks and threats that similar attacks could be aimed at New York. He said police are paying extra attention to diplomatic targets, high-profile buildings, media outlets and places of Jewish significance. 

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