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Former NYC Police Commissioner, Boston native, talks about bombing investigation

Posted: 10:42 PM, Apr 22, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-22 22:42:57-04

Before he was the New York City Police Commissioner under Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Bill Bratton held the post in Boston.

The attacks hit close to home for him, not just because of his former position, but because he grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood. He’s a Red Sox fan, his family is still there.

“It’s still too preliminary to make any conclusions,” Bratton said.

“You will now see a whole range of investigations if you will, after action reviews,” he added.

As for how law enforcement caught the suspects, he said, in addition to camera footage, it was the coordination between local and federal authorities.

“The collaboration. You didn’t detect a tenseness between the FBI and the local police…they’re not butting heads,” said Bratton.

Bratton said he hopes this increases awareness, but not fear. He said he hopes law enforcement focuses on the “why” especially when it comes to the deceased older brother.

He will be returning to Boston this week, and he plans to visit the site of the bombing. He says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will likely face more charges in the coming days.