Following the news that Commissioner Bratton will step down from his position as the top cop in NYC this September, PROP founder Bob Gangi wrote an op-ed for the NY Daily News highlighting the reality behind the PR of Bratton’s second run as Commissioner.
Bratton’s skills at media relations cannot conceal that under his leadership, the NYPD has carried out a blatantly racist form of policing that deepens the antagonism and distrust that African-Americans and Latinos understandably feel toward the NYPD. New Yorkers of color deserved better, much better.
All New Yorkers deserved better. Despite the mayor’s effusive praise for the departing commissioner, we at PROP are decidedly not sorry to see him go.