On April 14, 2019, 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick was locked out of his apartment at Hill House in the Bronx. The fire department let him into his apartment. By the time NYPD officers arrived, Kawaski was safely back in his home cooking food. He was not a threat to anyone, yet two officers entered his home and killed him. The NYPD sensationalized the fact that Kawaski was holding a knife to justify shooting him, but he was holding a knife because he was cooking dinner.
The Bronx District Attorney, Darcel Clark, has decided not to charge the NYPD officers involved with the murder of Kawaski Trawick. Below is an official statement from his mother, Ellen Trawick, about the lack of justice for her son.
Statement by Ellen Trawick, mother of Kawaski Trawick:
My family and I are heartbroken and outraged that Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark is choosing not to charge Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis for murdering my son, Kawaski Trawick while he was cooking in his home, on April 14, 2019.
After meeting with DA Clark’s staff, viewing surveillance and body camera footage, and listening to 911 calls it is 100% clear to me and my family that Kawaski should be alive today. The officers who killed my son escalated the situation every step of the way by opening the door to his home while he was cooking, then yelling commands at him while he was nowhere near them, then tasing him while he posed no threat, and then shooting him. They rendered no aid and let him die on the floor.
NU ORIGINS | AUGUST 18, 2020