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New York, NY - Bratton Calls Former Commish Numbers Rigging Allegations "Outrageous;" "Shame On Him" Says Top Cop

Published on: December 29, 2015 09:32 PM
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a tabletop meeting on New Year's Eve security preparations with Police Commissioner William Bratton and other personnel at NYPD's One Police Plaza in New York on Monday, December 28, 2015. Michael Appleton/ Mayoral Photography OfficeNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a tabletop meeting on New Year's Eve security preparations with Police Commissioner William Bratton and other personnel at NYPD's One Police Plaza in New York on Monday, December 28, 2015. Michael Appleton/ Mayoral Photography Office

New York, NY - NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton issued a scathing response on Tuesday following comments by former top cop Ray Kelly that his department is cooking the books on publicly released crime numbers, calling them “outrageous” and saying that Kelly needs to back up his words.

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NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1IC5Pxe) reports that a clearly angered Bratton told gathered reporters at a Tuesday press conference with Mayor de Blasio at the Nasdaq building in Times Square, “If you’re gonna make (that kind of allegation) stand up, be a big man. Let him back up that allegation. Shame on him.”

Kelly fired the first shot in the war of words during an interview scheduled to be aired in January for AM970, saying that the numbers Bratton has released about shootings in the city need a closer look.

Appearing in support of his book “Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting its Empire City,” former commissioner Kelly told on-air host, city employee union head Gregory Floyd, “I think you have to take a look at those numbers ... because I think there is some issues with the numbers that are being put out. I think there is some redefinition going on as to what amounts to a shooting ... that sort of thing.


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 Dec 30, 2015 at 02:13 AM bennyt Says:

Kelly needs to be the commissioner again and then we'll get the real stats on crime.

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 Dec 30, 2015 at 09:37 AM Enough Already Says:

I lean towards believing ex Comissioner Kelly. I'm afraid that Bratton although a good cop has caved into the demands of the so called Progressive Mayor.

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