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TIMELINE: Bratton's NYPD Changed Tactics, Embraced Twitter and Faced Outcry

By Nigel Chiwaya | August 2, 2016 1:46pm

NEW YORK CITY — NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton shocked New Yorkers Tuesday by announcing that he would retire in September, bringing an end his second term atop the NYPD.

Bratton returned in 2013 to the post he previously held under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, promising to improve community relations and increase the department's use of technology.

But his tenure was marked by ongoing tensions with residents and rank-and-file officers alike.

The timeline below chronicles his past 31 months in New York City.