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 surveillance video, released days after these claims saturated media coverage of the killing, discredited such accounts. The footage showed that Isaacs shot Mr. Small, who was unarmed, within seconds; in fact, Isaacs unholstered his gun and rolled down his window to shoot Mr. Small from his car. After shooting Mr. Small, 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 call to 911.

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.

In October 2020, the CCRB substantiated charges against Wayne Isaacs, the NYPD stopped blocking the CCRB and served those charges on Isaacs in January 2021, but his discipline trial has yet to be scheduled.

Help uplift the demands of Delrawn’s Family: 

  • Demand the NYPD to immediately schedule the disciplinary trial of Wayne Isaacs. 
  • Demand the Mayor and the NYPD fire Officer Wayne Isaacs for killing Delrawn Small.

News on Delrawn Small

Families of Loved Ones Killed By NYPD, Elected Officials, and Community Groups Denounce Intentional Delays That Help Cops that Kill Evade Discipline

17 families of New Yorkers Killed by NYPD and over 50 national and local groups send letter to Mayor Adams & NYPD Commissioner Caban, calling for firing of cops who killed Kawaski Trawick and for the Mayor to meet with the Trawicks before discipline decision - 

Today, the families of Kawaski Trawick, Allan Feliz, Delrawn Small and Antonio Williams, along with elected officials,

Communities United for Police Reform Responds to NYPD Commissioner Sewell's Resignation

In response to yesterday’s announcement that NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell is resigning, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) issued the following statement from CPR spokesperson Loyda Colon (they/them), Executive Director of the Justice Committee: “NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Mayor Adams made repeated early promises to better care for and protect New Yorkers, including ensuring meaningful police accountability. By this measure, and by many, many more,  Sewell’s tenure and Adams’ approach to public safety have been abject failures.  Under Sewell and Adams’ watch, the NYPD has been more consistently violent and hyper-aggressive and less accountable than at any time since Giuliani was mayor.

Family Members of Delrawn Small and Dozens of Elected Officials and Racial Justice Organizations Call on Mayor Adams & NYPD Commissioner Sewell to Reject Police Union’s Effort to Block Discipline Proceeding in 2016 Brooklyn Police Killing

Group announced letters from twenty-six elected officials and dozens of racial justice groups, following recent news that police union attorneys representing Officer Wayne Isaacs made a formal request to prevent the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) from advancing discipline proceedings against Isaacs

Today, Delrawn Small’s siblings, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, City Cou

Desperate Cop & Police Union Push for Backroom Deal with NYPD Commissioner to Circumvent Firing of Officer that Killed Delrawn Small

In a meeting with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) today, Delrawn Small’s family learned that the NYPD office

Statement: Family of Delrawn Small Demand Firing of NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs Following Meeting with CCRB

Victoria Davis and Victor Dempsey, siblings of Delrawn Small, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), and the Justice Committee met with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) regarding the prosecution of NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs who killed Delrawn Small in 2016.

Statement: Family of Delrawn Small Demand Firing of NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs After Judge Denies Officers’ Attempt to Block Investigation

A New York State Supreme Court Judge Verna L. Saunders dismissed NYPD Officer Wayne’s Isaacs’ baseless attempt to block his long-delayed discipline trial for killing Delrawn Small. Isaacs, who shot and killed Delrawn Small in front of his 4-month-old baby, teen stepdaughter, and girlfriend on July 4, 2016, filed an Article 78 lawsuit in March 2021 to try to prevent the CCRB from moving forward in a disciplinary prosecution.

One Day After Guilty Chauvin Verdict in MN, NYC Community Groups & Elected Officials Slam Mayor de Blasio and NYPD After “No Wrongdoing was Found” in NYPD Killing of Kawaski Trawick

- Community groups called on the CCRB to substantiate misconduct against officers who killed Kawaski Trawick and renewed calls to schedule a discipline trial for officer who killed Delrawn Small -

Statement: Family and Activists Respond to NYPD Officers’ Baseless Legal Attempt to Block CCRB Prosecution in the Killing of Delrawn Small

Wayne Isaacs, the NYPD officer who killed Delrawn Small in 2016, is suing to prevent the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) from prosecuting his case. Isaacs filed an Article 78 petition, attempting to stop any further investigation into his misconduct related to the killing of Delrawn Small.

Family Of Delrawn Small Responds To News That NYPD Will Stop Blocking Disciplinary Hearing For Officer Wayne Isaacs

New York, NY – This evening, the family of Delrawn Small, who was killed by off-duty NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs in 2016, learned that the NYPD has agreed to serve disciplinary charges on Isaacs that were substantiated by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in October 2020.  Below is a statement from Victoria Davis and Victor