NYPD's Bratton: Less tension between city officials, union

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Posted: Apr 26, 2015 12:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there's "much less tension" between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.

Bratton spoke Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation."

New Yorkers protested the death last July of Eric Garner after police placed him in a chokehold on a Staten Island street. The incident was a flashpoint triggering discord between New York City officials and the police union.

Bratton says he thinks New York has mostly recovered from that. The police commissioner says there's "much less tension, fortunately, in that regard."