NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was on PBS with Charlie Rose discussing current events in his city and the tensions that exist between the police and the mayor’s office. It was during this interview that Bratton revealed who he believed was at fault for the tension in the city… Bratton blamed the New York Times.
When the topic of an editorial run by the Times suggesting the firing of some NYPD bosses Bratton got touchy.
“That editorial is crazy,” Bratton said. “What do they want to do, go to war with the cops? What they’re advocating is basically, go to war with the cops, what’s that going to solve?”