The following was excerpted from remarks delivered Tuesday at the Association for a Better New York by Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
Commissioner Bratton, the most widely recognized face in American policing, will take a job in the private sector; he will be replaced by the department’s top uniformed officer, Chief James P. O’Neill.
As he was named the city’s next police commissioner Tuesday, James O’Neill choked up when he talked about his mom.
Chief O’Neill, who was named New York’s next police commissioner, is steeped in the city’s policing culture, but has been among those eager to embrace change.
Invoking Jessica White's name, Police Commissioner James O'Neill Tuesday announced a new initiative to get New Yorkers to step up.