NYPD no-bid contract to Bratton's pal has ties to Broken Windows co-creator


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

Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC, also employs George Kelling, the co-creator of the neoconservative and discriminatory "Broken Windows" theory of policing.

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.

In the past, Commissioner Bratton has privately profited from consulting contracts that Mr. Wasserman's firm first won from the cities of Oakland, California, and Baltimore, Maryland.  

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.