NYPD commissioner: Less quotas, more impact

New York City’s police commissioner has outlined a new approach to crime fighting that takes attention off the quantity of arrests

By Mark Morales and Thomas Tracy
NY Daily News

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	Top cop’s video talk got rare publicity from the police union.<br /><br />

James Keivom/New York Daily News

In a new video, New York City’s chief of police Bill Bratton, shown, says he’ll de-emphasize the value of quotas on stops, summonses and arrests.

NEW YORK — New York City’s police commissioner has outlined a new approach to crimefighting that takes attention off the quantity of arrests and leaves city cops far less open to charges of quota-based policing.

“I want to focus on the quality of police actions, with less emphasis on our numbers and more emphasis on our actual impact,” Commissioner Bill Bratton says in a six-minute video released Monday.

The video, called “Cops Count, Police Matter,” was posted on the website of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association — marking the first time in a dozen years that the union has publicized a message from the police commissioner.

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