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[NewNowNext] A Queer Black Man Was Killed by the NYPD—and His Community Wants Answers

More than a week after police shot and killed a queer black man in the Bronx, a grieving community has been left searching for answers.

Mourners gathered on Monday evening, April 22, outside of Hill House, an affordable housing complex in Morris Heights, eight days after 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick was pronounced dead following an altercation with law enforcement. Initial reports claimed Trawick charged at officers holding a knife and a stick after police were called to the scene. Neighbors called 911 claiming he was threatening people in the building’s lobby.

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