Victoria Davis and Victor Dempsey, siblings of Delrawn Small, Communities United for Police Reform, and the Justice Committee are demanding that NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, who killed Small in 2016, be fired. The group met with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) regarding the case.
Isaacs killed Small on July 4, 2016, in front of his 4-month-old baby, stepdaughter, and girlfriend. Surveillance video showed that Isaacs was in his car on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn when he rolled down the window and shot Delrawn, who was unarmed, within seconds and left him dying on the pavement while Isaacs called 911 for himself, falsely reporting an assault, but not the fact that he had just shot Small.
The CCRB substantiated disciplinary charges against Isaacs in October of 2020. Despite two other notorious police killings happening days prior to Small’s killing—Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, in which both officers are no longer with their respective departments—Isaacs remains on the NYPD’s payroll five and half years later.
The NYPD waited months to serve charges on Isaacs and have yet to schedule a disciplinary hearing. This month, New York State Supreme Court Judge Verna L. Saunders dismissed NYPD Officer Wayne’s Isaacs’ Article 78 lawsuit, his baseless attempt to block his discipline trial.