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    Bill Bratton To Monitor U.K. Gangs

    NEW YORK - JUNE 14:  Chairman, Altegrity Risk International; Former Commissioner, NYPD, & Chief, LAPD William J. Bratton attends the Wired business conference in partnership with MDC Partners at The Morgan Library & Museum on June 14, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast) *** Local Caption *** William J. Bratton

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    Before riots flared up in London and hacking scandals were the biggest news coming out of the U.K., one of America’s toughest police chiefs told The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove that he would be willing to lead Scotland Yard. Bill Bratton, former chief of the NYPD, LAPD, and Boston police departments, nearly got his wish yesterday when Prime Minister David Cameron selected him to be his top adviser on gang violence in Britain’s cities. He will expedite plans to monitor gang members between the ages of 14 and 17 and will be a major contributor to David Cameron’s foming public review about how to squelch gangs in the country. Under Bratton’s leadership, New York saw crime rates drop 39 percent, while murder rates were halved.

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