Justice for Delrawn Small
On July 4, 2016, 37-year-old Delrawn Small was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, in front of his 4-month-old baby, teen stepdaughter, and girlfriend. Delrawn was killed just one day before Alton Sterling was killed by police in Louisiana and two days before Philando Castile was killed by police in Minnesota. Officers in both cases are no longer with their respective police departments, while more than four years after Delrawn’s killing, Isaacs is still employed by the NYPD.
Initial accounts from Isaacs and the NYPD falsely claimed that Isaacs was physically assaulted, but nearby surveillance video, released days after these claims saturated media coverage of the killing, discredited such accounts. The footage showed that Isaacs shot unarmed Delrawn within seconds and without provocation - in fact, Isaacs unholstered his gun and rolled down his window to shoot Delrawn. After shooting Delrawn, Isaacs left him to bleed to death on the street, offering no emergency aid  and never even communicating that he had shot someone in his 911 call .
While Isaacs was charged and prosecuted for murder by the NYS Attorney General’s office, he was defended by powerful police union attorneys and acquitted at trial. Isaacs should have been fired but has faced no meaningful discipline for killing Delrawn Small. Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Shea must fire NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs for killing Delrawn Small. Delrawn’s family and the public have waited long enough.
Since the NYPD had taken no action and there was little faith that they would, Delrawn's siblings filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). The CCRB substantiated charges against Isaacs on October 14, 2020 - however, the NYPD has still not served charges against Isaacs.
Join us to demand that Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Shea stop blocking accountability - de Blasio & Shea must serve disciplinary charges on Isaacs, schedule the disciplinary trial, and fire him immediately.
 New York Daily News: NYPD officer who killed Delrawn Small was 'callous' during the road-rage fit, prosecutors say http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-killed-delrawn-small-callous-road-rage-fit-article-1.3583464
 New York Daily News: Girlfriend of Delrawn Small details the day of his fatal shooting by NYPD cop Wayne Isaacs http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/girlfriend-delrawn-small-details-day-fatally-shot-article-1.3588172