New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (R) smiles as he listens to veteran police chief Bill Bratton during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York, December 5, 2013. Bratton who has led departments across the country, was named on Thursday as New York City’s next police commissioner, taking over a force credited with a sharp drop in violent crime but criticized for its tactics. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)