Mintues after mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced that Bill Bratton will return to the Police Commissioner post, several prominent New Yorkers shared their opinions:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "As the former Police Commissioner of Boston, Los Angeles and New York, Bill Bratton took on and successfully reined in historically high crime in some of the nation's largest cities. I commend Mayor Elect de Blasio on his pick and congratulate Bill Bratton on his appointment."
Manhattan DA Cy Vance: "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."
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer: "I worked with Bill Bratton in the early 1990s and he helped transform New York from a crime ridden city to a safe city. The Mayor-elect made a great choice. I am confident he will continue the great success the NYPD has enjoyed."
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz: "As an architect of the successful COMPSTAT system and a champion of 'broken windows' policing and community policing alike, Bill has already proven that he has everything it takes to keep New Yorkers safe."