[BlackStar News]NYPD Killing Of Trawick: Advocates, Elected Officials Call For Firing Of Killer-Cops
Today, community organizations, New York City elected officials, and people from across all five boroughs joined together to rally against the NYPD deputy commissioner’s recommendation that the charges be dropped against officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis. Kawaski Trawick, a 32-year-old Black gay man, was cooking in his own Bronx apartment when officers Thompson and Davis broke the chain on his door, illegally entered his apartment, and then tased and shot him within 112 seconds in 2019.
At the rally, elected officials, Justice Committee, VOCAL-NY, Housing Works, Make the Road NY, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), El Puente, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Equality for Flatbush, Katal Center, and others, called on Mayor Adams and Commissioner Caban to take immediate action to reject the draft recommendation and fire the officers who killed Kawaski Trawick.
“The anguish we have had to face since our son was murdered in his own home is unbearable, a weight no parent should ever have to hold,” said Ellen Trawick, mother of Kawaski Trawick in a statement. “Mayor Adams has never once said our son’s name publicly, or responded to the letter we sent him when the trial ended, or given any sign he cares. He should be embarrassed that he’s allowing officers who kill New Yorkers to keep going to work and pulling a paycheck for years, all while dodging discipline for murdering our son. We’re demanding that Mayor Adams meet with us and our team before Commissioner Caban makes a final decision. That’s the least the Mayor can do and if he cares about fairness, we know that after meeting with us and our team he’ll have no choice but to make sure that the NYPD’s final decision is to fire Thompson and Davis.”