New York City is “investigating reports of over 50 incidents of reported threats against [city police] officers since the death of . . . two officers this past weekend,” city police commissioner Bill Bratton said. “We’ve closed out more than half of them, with nine arrests being made, and we’ll continue to investigate the others.”
The department has been constantly reminding officers to be on alert for their own safety, the commissioner said. Bratton was asked by CBS’s Major Garrett whether he felt officers were safe and what he thought of the department’s morale; he didn’t respond to the latter question.