Two Weeks on Job, Bratton Says Frisk Problem ‘Solved’

NEW YORK -

Newly appointed NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday that he has “more or less solved” the “problem” minority communities have with the stop-question-and-frisk policy by working collaboratively with community groups, local businesses and residents.

Bratton told the Ford Foundation in Manhattan that he will focus resources on the small number of people committing the majority of crimes, the Daily News reported.

“Stop and frisk has been stopped in some neighborhoods altogether,” Bratton said.

While Bratton defended the tactic as a good policing tool, he said it was overused by the previous administration and that under his leadership, officers were ordered to conduct “constitutional and respectful policing.”