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De Blasio Taps Bratton to Succeed Kelly As Commissioner of NYPD

Posted 12/9/13

Ray Kelly’s ears must have been burning Dec. 5 as Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio appointed his predecessor and long-time rival William J. Bratton as Police Commissioner. Both of them repudiated one of Mr. Kelly’s signature initiatives.

Mr. de Blasio said in announcing the appointment that the Bloomberg administration has used “an approach that has too often alienated communities...I don’t think that makes us safer.”

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