Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says New York City is not being overrun by crime.
He’s disputing claims by the Sergeant Benevolent Association, which took out ads this week arguing the de Blasio administration is taking the city back to “the bad old days of high crime.”
"I'm sorry, one squeegee pest is not an invasion,” Bratton said.
He admits there has been a 9 percent increase in shootings this year, but said major crimes are down 3 percent. Bratton also argued that New York remains one of the safest large cities in the country.
In that Sergeant Benevolent Association ad, the unions urged the Democratic National Committee not to bring its convention to Brooklyn in 2016.
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