– LAPD coordinated with CIA, former chief Bratton tells ‘The Young Turks’ (The Young Turks, Jan. 24, 2012):
Former New York City police commissioner and LAPD chief William Bratton joins Cenk to talk about his new book, “Collaborate or Perish!” Despite recent criticism of the NYPD for unauthorized coordination with the CIA, Bratton says that communication can be an important strategy.
“In dealing with information intelligence as it relates to terrorism, the CIA has a lot of information that is appropriate for use by American police forces,” Bratton says. At the LAPD, “We had interactions with the CIA in the sense of meeting from them from time to time, certainly, just in order to make them aware of our capabilities and our needs. There is nothing that precludes that.”