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NYPD’s Top Cop: Make Resisting Arrest a Felony

Last week, at a New York state Senate hearing on protests against police brutality, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton asked lawmakers to raise the penalty for resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony.
“We need to get around this idea that you can resist arrest,” he later told reporters. “It results in potential injuries to the officer, to the suspect. And we need to change that, and the way to change that is to start penalties for it.”

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