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[The City] Cops Who Killed Kawaski Trawick Should be Fired, His Parents Say Before Trial

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

Ahead of the disciplinary trial of two NYPD officers who shot and killed a 32-year-old man in his own apartment four years ago, the parents of victim Kawaski Trawick on Wednesday called on city leaders to terminate the cops.

Trawick was in his own apartment within a supportive housing building in The Bronx on April 14, 2019, when one of the officers fired a Taser at him before shooting four times — all within two minutes of pushing the front door open to gain entry.

“[Officers] Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis took Kawaski away from me — they murdered him,” said Kawaski’s mother, Ellen Trawick, during a news conference outside police headquarters in Lower Manhattan. She was joined by Ricky Trawick, his father. “We need Mayor Adams and Commissioner Sewell to fire these two officers.”

The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is prosecuting the administrative trial of the two officers, which begins April 24 at One Police Plaza. If found guilty, the cops could face disciplinary measures ranging from a loss of vacation days to termination.

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