In response to the expected announcement that William J. Bratton will be named the next commissioner of the NYPD, the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement, attributable to NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman.

“We look forward to working with the new mayor and police commissioner to ensure that fundamental changes are made to the NYPD, including a top-to-bottom culture shift that ends racial profiling and the abuse of stop-and-frisk.

The mayor won election on the promise to close the book on the tale of two cities, and New Yorkers from all backgrounds have made clear that we will hold him to that promise. It’s a challenging task, but we are optimistic we will begin to see an era where members of all communities can trust the police, and where the police respect the rights and dignity of all New Yorkers.”