Victory! City Council Overrids Mayor Adams' Veto of Intro 586

Thanks to citywide organizing led by those most impacted by the NYPD’s abusive practices – and the leadership of City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and lead sponsors Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Council Member Alexa Avilés and Council Member Crystal Hudson – the City Council passed the How Many Stops Act at the end of 2023 with broad support.

Justice For Kawaski Trawick

On April 14, 2019, NYPD officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis arrived at 32-year old Kawaski Trawick's apartment. Officer Davis broke the chain off his door to illegally gain entry. Kawaski asked the officers, “Why are you in my home?” and told them, “I’m cooking.” The officers repeatedly escalated the incident. Thompson and Davis shouted orders at him and refused to answer Kawaski’s questions. Thompson tased him without cause and then shot and killed Kawaski within 112 seconds of their arrival.

Justice For Antonio Williams

On September 29, 2019, Antonio Williams was standing on the street, waiting for a taxi when plainclothes officers jumped out of an unmarked car. NYPD officers chased, tackled, and beat Antonio. Shortly after, they opened fire, killing Williams and NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen in a reckless hail of 15 bullets – some shot from over 60 feet away. For almost two years, NYPD provided no explanation for why officers chased Williams in the middle of the night and have never articulated the reasonable suspicion required to stop Antonio.

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