Bill Bratton Hinting at a Possible Triumphant Return to NYPD

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WASHINGTON - APRIL 19:  (L-R) Al  Sharpton, President of National Action Network, Eric Garcetti, City Council President of Los Angeles, Charles Ramsey, Chief of Police of Philadelphia, and Bill Bratton, former police chief of Los Angeles and of New York City, walk toward the podium after a meeting with President Barack Obama on immigration at the White House April 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama had a meeting with a group of business, law enforcement, faith, and current and former elected and appointed leaders to discuss the fixing of the immigration system for the 21st century economic and national security needs.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Wong/2011 Getty Images

Last summer, former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton met with a few mayoral hopefuls to let them know he'd be interested in returning to lead the NYPD. In a Sunday interview in The Telegraph, the man credited with cleaning up crime in the city under Rudolph Giuliani (who went on to lead the LAPD and was considered for Scotland Yard) seemed to suggest those candidates were into the idea, and so was he. "If it were to be offered again, then I would be strongly tempted to take it. I’m flattered that, you know, 16 years later, they’re still comfortable with the idea of my coming back. I think I should have another go in the public sector." Given Bratton's resume, we're not too worried about him landing such a position, here or elsewhere.