Former two-time NYPD Commissioner Invoice Bratton lauded fellow retired cop Eric Adams’ Democratic mayoral major victory as “excellent news for New York Metropolis.”
“Congrats to Eric Adams on his victory. Excellent news for New York Metropolis,” Bratton mentioned in a social media assertion.
“I’ve identified him since 1990 after I was Chief of the New York Metropolis Transit Police and he was a Transit Police Lieutenant. I want him each success in coping with the numerous crises going through NYC.”
Adams served as a transit police officer for 22 years earlier than coming into politics.
Adams, the present Brooklyn borough president, made public security and police reform entrance and heart in his marketing campaign.
Bratton’s public assertion speaks for a lot of New Yorkers who have been involved that one of many left-wing candidate who campaigned for defunding the police would win the nomination.
Bratton served as the primary police commissioner for each Mayor Invoice de Blasio and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in addition to high cop in Los Angeles and Boston.
Adams, the Democratic nominee, will face off in opposition to law-and-order Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa, founding father of the Guardian Angels, within the basic election. Sliwa has by no means held elected workplace.
Bratton beforehand mentioned he was happy and relieved when Adams emerged within the lead within the Democratic major in the course of the preliminary first-place tally from the June 22 major, earlier than ranked-choice votes have been counted.
“The excellent news is that at the least in New York, on the high of presidency, there can be some sanity return,” Bratton mentioned in a June 27 WABC radio interview.
However Bratton has criticized each the Metropolis Council and state Legislature for passing legal guidelines handcuffing the police and going tender on criminals.
“We’ll should preserve our fingers crossed that the following mayor can principally management them,” he mentioned of the council’s 51 members.