NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell is leaving the department. Sewell served as police commissioner for a year and a half and was the first woman to lead the NYPD. She came to New York City after a two-decade career with the Nassau County Police Department.

She announced her resignation in a memo sent to the department, but did not give a reason for the abrupt departure so soon into leading the biggest police force in America.

Jillian Snider is an Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a former NYPD officer, and the head of criminal justice policy at the R Street Institute. She joined WNYC Morning Edition host Michael Hill to talk about the impact Commissioner Sewell has had on the NYPD, what may have spurred her to leave so soon, and the legacy she leaves behind. 

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