NYPD Commissioner William Bratton will announce today that he is resigning and will be replaced by Chief of Department James O’Neill, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
The resignation comes as a surprise, as Bratton was expected to stay on through next year’s mayoral election.
Bratton has twice served as New York City’s police commissioner, having previously held the position under former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He’s also been the Los Angeles police chief and the Boston police commissioner. He’s the only person who has led both the New York and Los Angeles police departments.