Statement of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on the Appointment of William Bratton to be the 42nd Commissioner of the New York Police Department

December 5, 2013
“Mayor-elect de Blasio could not have chosen a better police commissioner than Bill Bratton. He is an innovative leader who was responsible for cutting crime in the 1990s by modernizing the NYPD. Bill Bratton already has the respect of the men and women in the NYPD, as well as prosecutors. This appointment puts an innovative veteran at the helm of the nation’s finest police department and will ensure both safety in our streets and fairness in the justice system. It’s a great choice.”