NBC News has hired former NYPD, LAPD and Boston PD police commissioner Bill Bratton as an analyst for its networks and platforms, including MSNBC and NBC News Digital.
Bratton was one of the most high-profile police chiefs in the U.S. in the 1990s and 2000s, with his anti-crime efforts drawing national attention. His wife, Rikki Klieman, is a legal analyst for CBS News, and a former reporter for TruTV.
Bratton currently works in the private sector, leading consultation firm The Bratton Group and Bratton Technologies, which operates Blue Line, a secure social network for law enforcement.
Bratton appeared on-air for a number of networks following the bombings in Boston. With so many stories related to the issue of law enforcement, TV news organizations have been aggressive in scooping up correspondents and contributors with knowledge in that field. CBS in particular has drawn acclaim for the stories generated by correspondent John Miller, a former law enforcement official himself.
Update: A source tells TVNewser that Bratton and Miller are actually very close, with Bratton giving Miller his first law enforcement job.
More information, after the jump.