Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani had some kind words for his former police commissioner Bill Bratton, who could get the job again in the de Blasio administration.
Bratton served as police commissioner under Giuliani from 1994 to 1996.
Giuliani forced Bratton out when Bratton began to get a lot of the credit for the city's sharp drop in crime.
At a Thanksgiving breakfast for first responders and their families, Giuliani said Bratton would make an excellent police commissioner because he already was one.
"Bill has been active in law enforcement and security almost without interruption since the time that he was police commissioner. It's something he loves, it's something that's deep in his soul. It's his real passion, so, and he's exceptional. He's an exceptional law enforcement leader,” Giuliani said.
Bratton is considered one of the top candidates to replace Ray Kelly, along with Chief of Department Philip Banks and First Deputy Commissioner Rafael Pineiro.