NYPD Commissioner Announced His Retirement Just One Day After Protest
William Bratton has twice served as the New York Police Department's commissioner.By Lauren Stephenson | August 2, 2016
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that NYPD Commissioner William Bratton will retire next month and take a job in the private sector.
"We are a team that effectively has the ability to grow, expand and move on. It is now time for me to move on," Bratton said. "This city, this department, will have a seamless transition."
The move may not come as a surprise to some, given Bratton's recent comments. Last month, he told The New York Times he wouldn't stay in his position past 2017, and said, "I have the luxury of going when I want to go."