CIVIC CENTER — He called “bulls**t.”
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton reacted angrily Tuesday to claims made by 30-year-old Officer Edwin Raymond in a recent New York Times article that the CompStat system helped lead to officers being pressured to meet quotas.
“Bulls--t is my response to that,” Bratton said during an unrelated press conference at One Police Plaza, adding that NYPD leadership pushed for "quality and not quantity" in policing.
“If any of our cops out there still think we’re pushing for the summonses, etc., I’m sorry, we’re pushing to reduce crime.”
Raymond, who worked a beat in Brooklyn, is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit brought by 12 minority officers in August claiming they were all pressured to meet quotas.
The officer also said he was passed over for a promotion because of his arrest numbers.
“Once you’re promoted, you will never be asked to meet a quota again,’’ Raymond told the Times. ‘‘They expect you to pass on that pressure instead.’’
Bratton downplayed the charges as just the lone opinion of a disgruntled officer.
“For that officer, one of 36,000, that may be his impression,” Bratton said. “He’s entitled to that impression, but those are not the practices, policies, procedures that I’m putting into this organization.”