Delrawn Small

37-year-old Delrawn Small was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs on July 4, 2016 in East New York, Brooklyn. The killing occurred just one day before Alton Sterling was killed by police in Louisiana and two days prior to Philando Castile being killed by police in Minnesota. Isaacs killed Delrawn in front of his loved ones, including his four-month-old son and girlfriend. Click here to learn more about the call for Justice for Delrawn Small.

(Read below a collection of press releases and news articles about the NYPD killing of Delrawn Small and demands for accountability for the NYPD officer who killed him.)

Family of Delrawn Small Responds to Not Guilty Verdict against NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs Who Killed Small

Family comments on failure of jury as injustice, racialized fear, racism in justice system and society; demands that Mayor de Blasio & NYPD Commissioner O’Neill fire Isaacs. 

In response to the jury finding NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs not guilty of murder for killing unarmed Delrawn Small on Atlantic Avenue on July 4, 2016, Delrawn Small’s brother and sister, Victor Dempsey and Victoria Davis, released the following statement.

“Nothing can bring Delrawn back or fill the void in our hearts and lives from our brother being taken from us by this senseless murder‎. We are devastated and outraged that the jury failed to ensure justice by not holding NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs accountable for murdering our brother. What Wayne Isaacs did that night – immediately shooting and killing our brother as he approached his car and leaving him to bleed out and die, when he had so many other options – was murder, in cold blood.

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

Family of Delrawn Small demands firing of NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs following meeting with CCRB

Amsterdam News

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.

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.

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.