1/2 Have been following Bernie Kerik for 2 decades now, even after his incarceration for some bad decisions. For some reason, I am drawn to him and the truth he has spoken at various chapters of his life, when he has the experience to back it up. @BernardKerik. Bernie was Police Commissioner of NYC under Giuliani. Before that, he ran and improved a prison in NYC, and knows the ins and outs of that city's court and prison culture.