Bill Bratton Blames Bail Reform For Spike In Crime


Former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said it’s not Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fault that crime spiked in November.

He told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” that the state’s new bail reform law is to blame.

“The issue rests more in Albany where the bail reform and criminal justice act were passed in a budget process that did not allow for public debate and voting,” Bratton said.

His comments come after PBA President Pat Lynch blamed the mayor’s failed leadership for the increase in crime. He called it a public safety emergency.

“This was a lost opportunity and I hope they recognize that - get back to the table - get law enforcement at the table and fix the mess that they’ve created,” Bratton said.

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