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[PIX11]‘He wasn’t a threat to them’: Family of Bronx man wants cops fired as NYPD disciplinary trial

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Four years after police shot and killed a man in the Bronx, an internal NYPD disciplinary trial against two officers began Monday.

Kawaski Trawick was shot and killed inside of his apartment on April 14, 2019, when police responded to a call at the address. Trawick had been locked out of his apartment in a Bronx supportive housing building. But by the time officers arrived, he had gotten back into his apartment.

Responding officers broke open the door to get inside and found Trawick holding a knife; he was reportedly cooking at the time. Officers ordered him to drop the knife. Officer Herbert Davis used a stun gun on Trawick. Officer Branden Thompson shot and killed him.

The NYPD released body camera footage and surveillance video of the incident. But the Bronx district attorney declined to bring criminal charges against the officers. However, the Civilian Complaint Review Board determined the officers should face NYPD disciplinary charges.

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