New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that Bill Bratton, who formerly headed the Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City police departments, will once again serve as commissioner of the NYPD. Rumors about Bratton's appointment have been swirling since late November.
"[Bratton] knows what it takes to keep a city safe, and make communities full partners in the mission," de Blasio's statement reads. "Together, we are going to preserve and deepen the historic gains we’ve made in public safety—gains Bill Bratton helped make possible. And we will do it by rejecting the false choice between keeping New Yorkers safe and protecting their civil rights. This is an administration that will do both."