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NYPD Commish: Blacks, Hispanics Most Disproportionately Ticketed in Predominately White Neighborhoods

NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)
NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

(New York Daily News) – Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said it’s “an irrefutable fact” that blacks and Hispanics are most disproportionately hit with summonses in predominately white neighborhoods — because they’re committing the offenses.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” Bratton said Wednesday at a Crain’s New York Business breakfast when asked about a recent Daily News analysis that found blacks and Hispanics received a disproportionate share of summonses, with a difference of 20 percentage points or greater than their share of the population, in 32 of the city’s 75 police precincts.

Blacks and Hispanics received 81% of criminal court summonses citywide between 2001 and 2013 even though they make up roughly half the population, the analysis found.

Bratton said the NYPD is conducting a review of its quality-of-life enforcement — which is part of the “broken windows” crime-fighting strategy of aggressively enforcing minor offenses to prevent more serious ones — and has found the areas with high numbers of summonses, and 911 and 311 calls, is “like a doctor looking at an x-ray.”

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