By LOUIS FLORES
New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton is expected to award a no-bid contract to Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC, the law enforcement consulting firm controlled by his longtime friend, Robert Wasserman, according to a report published by The New York Post.
As tensions escalate between City Hall and each of police reform activists and rank and file NYPD officers, with some retired NYPD officers calling on the mayor to resign, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) continues to defend Broken Windows policing, even as the City Hall reporter for WNYC public radio questions whether Broken Windows is to blame for the strife between Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD.
City Hall was not immediately able to answer questions about Commissioner Bratton's no-bid contract with Mr. Wasserman's consulting firm.
It's not known if Commissioner Bratton will receive a percentage of the NYPD's expected no-bid contract with Mr. Wasserman's firm.
Few details exist about previously unknown private consulting services provided by Mr. Wasserman's firm to assist Commissioner Bratton in 2014, because that consulting contract was structured to be paid through the New York City Police Foundation, according to The New York Post. The New York City Police Foundation underwrites programs to benefit the NYPD.
The New York City Police Foundation was contacted with several questions by Progress Queens. Any information provided by both City Hall and the foundation will appear in a future update.
Update : The New York City Police Foundation has issued a statement in response to this article.