Queens DA Katz gains more union support in re-election bid as former NYPD commissioner backs her challenger


Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz added two more endorsements to her growing list of labor organizations backing her re-election campaign a day after former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton threw his support behind her challenger, retired Judge George Grasso.

Bratton led police agencies responsible for historic crime reduction in major cities across the nation — including the NYPD, twice, from 1994-1996 and 2014-2016.

Before joining the judiciary, Grasso spent more than three decades in the NYPD rising through the ranks from a beat cop in Queens to the executive level where he would become first deputy police commissioner. It was Bratton who promoted Grasso to Deputy Inspector in 1995.