Kelly Addresses New York Press Club
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was the keynote speaker for an “on the record “ discussion about the police and the press at the monthly meeting of the New York Press Club on Tuesday, January 19. The program gave members of the media an opportunity to talk with the police commissioner of the largest and, according to Kelly, the best, police force in the nation about many topics involving the NYPD, how police operate and how to improve relations between the press and the police that at times have been strained.
Kelly, who has served as police commissioner under both Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg was invited to speak because of many complaints from members of the press that the police department does not treat reporters, photographers and other members of the press fairly when it comes to their coverage of a story that involves the police.
Kelly spent about 15 minutes of his one-hour conversation with the media discussing how the NYPD plans to protect New York City when terrorist trials are held in New York City this year. He spoke about the logistics that would be utilized to protect the Downtown Manhattan from possible protests, trial disruptions and attacks from air, land and sea.