In 2015, I was brutalized and body-slammed by an NYPD officer in front of a Midtown hotel for a case of mistaken identity — he apparently thought I looked like someone who committed credit card fraud, and that was a good enough reason to be violently thrown to the ground, detained and handcuffed.
Killed by NYPD 4/14/2019
Yoav Gonen, senior reporter for The City, recounts what happened when a police officer killed Kawaski Trawick in his apartment in The Bronx back in 2019, and why the NYPD is not recommending any discipline or misconduct charges for the two officers who were involved. Call ins by Jawanza Williams, Managing Director Of Organizing, VOCAL-NYC
Dozens of protesters rallied outside police headquarters in downtown Manhattan Thursday to urge NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban to buck the recommendation of an administrative judge that the officers involved in the shooting death of 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick face no discipline.
Trawick, a personal trainer and dancer with a history of mental health and substance use challenges, was shot and killed by officer Brendan Thompson while cooking in his Bronx apartment in April 2019.