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Manhattan DA Bragg, NYPD commish Sewell meet over controversial directive

Manhattan DA Bragg, NYPD commish Sewell meet over controversial directive
NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell and newly elected Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg met Tuesday at the top cop’s office, later putting out a joint statement saying there was an "open, candid,

1, issued a statement to her officers saying she was troubled by the inclusion of resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration on the list of offenses Bragg had said Manhattan prosecutors likely wouldn’t prosecute.In their statement, Sewell and Bragg said the meeting was "to share ideas and examine policy differences that could be clarified and harmonized toward a common vision that acknowledges the need for crime justice reform and alternatives to incarceration.Police were particularly concerned about Bragg’s policy on charging as misdemeanors some store thefts that involved the display of a weapon if it appeared the suspect's actions did not "create a genuine risk of physical harm.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic New Manhattan DA policy on commercial robberies stirs concernSome NYPD police officials fear Manhattan DA Bragg's policy directive could lead to an escalation of armed store thefts and shoplifting by his introducing more permissive language not recognized under state law.

" Spokesmen for both Sewell and Bragg declined to comment beyond the statement.Print Share i pShare Tweet Email NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell and newly elected Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg met Tuesday at the top cop’s office, later putting out a joint statement saying there was an "open, candid, productive" discussion about the DA's controversial directive to his staff about the handling of certain cases.

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