Statement By Police Commissioner Bratton

Today I met with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and I will continue to maintain a dialog with her, the Mayor and other criminal justice experts in order to address the issue of quality of life summonses and the safety of our city.  On Thursday, I will meet with NYPD executives at the Police Academy to discuss shared responsibility and our plan of action as it relates to cops, the community and crime. Additionally, I will share a quality of life study that highlights enforcement and summons activity citywide, activity which has been trending downward. But even as crime levels decrease, I must ensure that our officers are able to keep our city safe while continuing to build trust within our communities.