Both are in the jobs leas than. a month….
Alvin Bragg , the DA wants his people to avoid giving jail time for lesser offences….
The New York City Police Commissioner, Keechant Sewell, isn’t happy with this which she feels could affect the safety of her officers and the general public…
The way things go?
Cops arrest people….
The DA decides the final action for those arrests …
Not the cops ….
I’m waiting to see how this goes….
This is the same DA that is investigating Donald Trump for possible criminal actions….
Tension between Police Department ‘s and DA’s are normal….
While cop’s have to deal with what happen on the street and apply the law?
The DA’s office in trying cases has to make value judgements on winning and losing and how many people the jails can handle….
Of course cops tend to be more conservative than progressives who want less people going to jail….
The DA also HAS to work with judges to floor the law on arrest sentencing after the cops are out the process…
And the law (Judge) may tell the DA’s office what they ‘have to’ do with a case ….
The DA should also be aware that even in the ‘Big Apple’?
‘Defund the Police’ went over like a lead ballon to those most impacted by crime….
And the Police Commissioner ‘s boss NYC Mayor Eric Adams?
Was an NYPD captain……
New York City’s new police commissioner has expressed severe dissatisfaction with the policies of the new Manhattan district attorney, sending an email to all officers late on Friday that suggests a potential rupture between City Hall and the prosecutor over their approaches to public safety.
The email from Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said she was deeply troubled by policies outlined by Alvin Bragg, the district attorney, in a 10-page memo that Mr. Bragg sent to his staff on Monday. The memo instructed prosecutors to avoid seeking jail or prison time for all but the most serious crimes, and to cease charging a number of lower-level crimes.
Commissioner Sewell, who, like Mr. Bragg, was just a week into her job, said in her email to about 36,000 members of the department that she had studied the policies and come away “very concerned about the implications to your safety as police officers, the safety of the public and justice for the victims.”
The email, which was first reported by WNBC-TV, suggests a looming conflict not just between them, but also between the new district attorney and the commissioner’s boss, Mayor Eric Adams.
The collision course between the mayor and the district attorney was sketched out during the Democratic primary in the spring of 2021. Mr. Adams made a crackdown on crime one of the main themes of his campaign; Mr. Bragg, following in the path carved by a handful of prosecutors in cities around the country, pledged to help reshape the legal system, to avoid disproportionate punishment for first-time offenders or those struggling with mental health issues or poverty.
In a statement on Saturday, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said: “We share Commissioner Sewell’s call for frank and productive discussions to reach common ground on our shared mission to deliver safety and justice for all and look forward to the opportunity to clear up some misunderstandings.”
“For our office, safety is paramount,” the statement said. It added that contrary to the way that Commissioner Sewell and others had interpreted parts of the memo, the office intended to charge anyone who used guns to rob stores or who assaulted police officers with felonies. “All must be held accountable for their actions,” it said.
To some degree, the emerging tensions between the commissioner and Mr. Bragg reflect a broader political argument between centrist Democrats across the nation looking to soothe voters worried about crime and a movement of progressive prosecutors that has pushed for more lenient policies to make the justice system more fair and less biased….