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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Bratton Says Rookies’ Role in Anticrime Effort Will End"

From The New York Times:

In a sharp break with New York’s crime-fighting policies of the last decade, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton has told his top chiefs that he intends to fundamentally alter a program that sent waves of rookie officers into crime-ridden neighborhoods, while also inflaming tensions in those communities.

At a closed-door meeting in Police Headquarters in January, Mr. Bratton said that rather than thrusting inexperienced officers into dangerous or highly charged situations, part of a program called Operation Impact, he envisioned a return to a more traditional approach in which rookies would first be placed in local precincts.

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