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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to Retire

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton speaks at a news conference following a 'table-top' emergecny drill after attacks in the Belgium capital of Brussels last week on March 28, 2016 in New York City. Following those attacks and unspecified recent threats against the country's largest city, the NYPD has been working with other agencies to keep officers trained and educated on the developing nature of terrorists threats. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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