I’m going to keep mum about what I really think, mostly because I never cared for Bratton. Politicos and most media sources are falling over themselves to heap more praise, which is to be expected. But La Crisis is intensifying, not diminishing. Crimes of necessity are going to come back in style. And I bet that pesky little narco war is going to spill over into LA sometime soon. Rich folks need their supply of fun.
But this is what I really think: he is leaving now because things are about to get really bad. Better to leave before the stats turn negative.