NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is retiring from his post atop the nation's largest police force.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference on Tuesday that Bratton is scheduled to retire sometime in September. NYPD Chief James O'Neill will replace Bratton, who has served as commissioner for more than two years.
NYC Mayor de Blasio: Commissioner Bratton to retire in September; Chief O’Neill will take over as NYPD Commissioner. https://t.co/Ue89gd28Dk— ABC News (@ABC) August 2, 2016
Bratton had said last month that he would not remain head of the NYPD past the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term in 2017.
Bratton is in his second stint as commissioner in New York. He led the department for more than two years in the mid-1990s and began serving as de Blasio's police commissioner in January 2014.