Bill Bratton Loves Chilling in the Hamptons

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Los Angles Police chief William Bratton holds his last press conference as replacement candidates Deputy Chief Michel Moore (2nd L), Deputy Chief Charlie Beck and Assistant Police Chief Jim McDonnell (R) look on outside the new Police Administration Building on October 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Bratton steps aside at the end of this week after a nearly seven-year tenure to take an international security job in the private sector. Deputy Chief Michael Downing, who did not apply for Bratton's job, will take over as interim chief until a final decision is made on the three finalists.
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"I had no real concept of what the Hamptons was all about until I came out" in 1991, Mayor de Blasio's NYPD commissioner told Dan's Papers. "All the amenities here, it just bowled me over." After that, he was hooked — Bratton explained that he and his wife are out east "almost every weekend year-round." Hey, the guy's got to keep his morale up, down-to-earth mayor or no.