It seems that NYPD Commissioner Bratton employs the principals of Robert Peel, the founder of the London Metropolitan Police, as inspiration for guiding his men. Something must have gotten lost in translation…..
Principle 4 - “The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.”
Principle 7 - “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”
Things are certainly different here in the "colonies", I guess. It is decades later,
crimes have a different bent, more guns are available, and more money and plenty of politics are involved. And union contract negotiations…..
So we end up with people like this:
"Police union head Patrick Lynch is known for using terms like “mopes” and “skells” when referring to suspects, but has recently reserved his caustic comments for a higher target.
That blood on the hands starts at the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor." (de Blasio)
So now there is a "slow down" by the NYPD.
"But the police union's phrasing—officers shouldn't make arrests "unless absolutely necessary"—begs the question: How many unnecessary arrests was the NYPD making before now?"