NEW YORK (AP) – New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, is very disturbing and he has sent detectives there to “bring back lessons.”
The Wall Street Journal says Bratton made the comments a day after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager in Ferguson.
Bratton says he also will work with protesters to avoid similar unrest in New York when a grand jury decides whether to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
He says the NYPD has long-term relationships with civil-rights and community leaders.
Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com