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De Blasio meets with Bratton, Banks, Pineiro

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Bill Bratton, who served as New York's police commissioner from 1994 to 1996, met at length yesterday with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. It was a job interview to be the next police commissioner. Sources say there was a meeting of minds on police work between the two Bills, probably referring to reform of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy which de Blasio has made a key to his mayoralty.

De Blasio didn't share specifics but said that he and Bratton agree on some core issues. Choosing Bratton, the architect of the first big drop in crime in New York, would send a message that crime will not return to the bad old days, as charged by de Blasio's Republican opponent, Joe Lhota.

Bratton also headed the police departments in Los Angles and in Boston. In L.A., he worked with a monitor as he might have to in New York if he is appointed police commissioner. Most importantly, Bratton would give the perception of crime say political analysts.

De Blasio said he has also met with Phillip Banks III, the chief of department, and Rafael Pineiro, the present first deputy commissioner. Sources say those meetings have not been as extensive as the one with Bratton.

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