On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill has resigned. O’Neill plans to take a job in the private sector, and said during a press conference on Monday, “I came into this job with one mission: to fight crime and keep everybody safe, and we did it and continue to do it.”

The mayor said O’Neill was the “architect of neighborhood policing. He drove crime to record lows while working tirelessly to bring police and communities together. He leaves behind a city that’s safer than it’s been in decades,” de Blasio tweeted. “I’m lucky to have worked with as good a man as Jimmy O’Neill.”

De Blasio introduced a successor, Dermot Shea, who served under O’Neill as Chief of Detectives.  The Mayor said at the press conference: “Dermot is one of the best prepared incoming police commissioners this city has ever seen.”

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill resigns, de Blasio announces new chief

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