In several radio interviews leading up to the November 5 election, mayor-to-be Bill de Blasio mentioned William J. Bratton, whom he called a "very key adviser," as a top candidate for New York City's next police commissioner. If picked, Bill Bratton would return to the department where two decades ago his career as a data-driven crime fighter took off. After leading the New York Transit Police from 1990 to 1992, Bratton moved to the top of the New York Police Department for two more years, from 1994 to 1996. While running the NYPD under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, he instituted two seminal initiatives — the statistically driven management method known as CompStat, and a zero-tolerance model of policing — that gained much favor with tough-on-crime politicians. Bratton would go on to burnish his credentials as the nation's top cop by running the Los Angeles Police Department... More >>>