Bratton shows interest in the top NYPD job again

bratton-cropped.jpgFormer LAPD chief William Bratton has been meeting with potential mayor candidates in New York and voicing his desire to succeed New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, according to the Wall Street Journal. Bratton had that job before having a falling out with then-mayor Rudy Giuliani and taking the top police job in Los Angeles.

In an interview, Mr. Bratton confirmed he's met with a number of mayoral candidates and would "actively entertain" on offer to return to the NYPD's top job. Mr. Bratton was New York's police commissioner for slightly more than two years in the 1990s under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; he was forced out after tangling with Mr. Giuliani over credit for the drop in crime.

"I'll be quite frank, if that position were to be offered, I'd have to seriously consider it," Mr. Bratton said. "I fully intend, at some point in time, to return to the public sector."

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