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The NYPD Is Officially Busting People Again

 Police officers line-up to pay their respects at a memorial during a vigil for two New York City police officers at the location where they were killed, December 21, 2014 in New York City. The police officers were shot execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who allegedly shot his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, is believed to have been motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

At the end of last week, Bill Bratton declared the NYPD work stoppageover in the sense that the numbers are starting to go back up again.” “I anticipate by early next week that the numbers will return to their normalcy,” he added. The New York Times reports that the numbers do seem to be behaving as Bratton predicted: “In total, officers made 4,690 arrests in the week ending on Sunday, police statistics showed, according to a precinct commander who saw the numbers. The number is below the 7,508 in the same week in 2014, but above the 2,401 made between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4.” They also issued 5,550 parking summonses last week, which — while still significantly fewer than the 21,000 they wrote during the same period in 2014 — is a whole lot more than the prior week’s 1,191. While it’s good to see that Bratton still has control of his department, don’t expect to see anyone celebrating in the once-again heavily policed streets.