Tag: Bill-Bratton

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Gets Promoted

By Sheryl Estrada Amadou Diallo Four New York City police officers in plainclothes fired 41 shots at 22-year-old Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo in the vestibule of his apartment in Bronx, N.Y., on Feb. 4, 1999. Nineteen of the bullets hit him, and Diallo was killed. The officers, Sean Carroll, Richard…

Number of Black NYPD Officers Declines

Last week, New York swore in 678 new police recruits of which only 12 percent are Black. The last class of recruits sworn in was 17 percent Black, a more accurate representation of the city, which is 17.6 percent Black. Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton have been…

NYPD Commissioner Says Police Caused 'Worst Parts of Black History'

By Sheryl Estrada NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton During a Black History Month event on Tuesday at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens, New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton made an unexpected comment that police caused “many of the worst parts of Black history.” Bratton said…