NYPD Watchdog Say Bratton’s ‘Broken Windows’ Hasn’t Worked

Outgoing (now gone) NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton vigorously disagrees . One of Bill Bratton’s signature programs (along with Comp Stat) is adoption of the :Broken Windows” strategy based on the notion that nipping bad behavior in the bud will prevent worse behavior. The theory was introduced in a 1982 article by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kellin based on …

DOJ Civil Rights Division Investigation of the Ferguson Police Dept.

REPORT SUMMARY Investigation reveals a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within the Ferguson Police Department that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and federal statutory law. Notwithstanding our findings about Ferguson’s approach to law enforcement and the policing culture it creates, we found many Ferguson police officers and other City employees to be …