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[Them] NYPD Cops Killed a Gay Black Man. Their Union Wants the Mayor to Dismiss the Charges

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

The largest union representing the New York City police department has asked Mayor Eric Adams to dismiss misconduct charges against two cops who killed a Black gay man while he was in his own kitchen.

In April 2019, officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis fatally shot 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick while responding to a 911 call. Thompson and Davis are set to stand a disciplinary trial next month, after the Civilian Complaint Review Board found them guilty of fireable charges of misconduct in 2021. But lawyers for the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) have reportedly asked Mayor Eric Adams to dismiss the charges in what a group of 38 elected officials have called “a last-minute backroom deal.”

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