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Right Step to Transparency

Posted 2/5/21

The two men who for most of the past three decades served as what might be called Imperial Police Commissioners, Ray Kelly and Bill Bratton, guarded their power regarding discipline of cops like it was Fort Knox and resented any potential incursions on that authority.

Mr. Kelly was Police Commissioner at the time that Mayor David Dinkins sought an all-civilian police review board, which might never have come into being except for a mini-riot by cops who lost track of the purpose of a rally against the board, with their boorish and scary behavior ultimately making it inevitable.

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