Kawaski Trawick

Killed by NYPD 4/14/2019

Kawaski Trawick was killed by an NYPD officer. Four years later, his mother hopes a hearing holds someone accountable.

Ellen Trawick is seeking answers and closure over her son’s death and wants better approaches for people who face mental health challenges.

It has been four years and 10 days since Ellen Trawick’s son Kawaski was killed by a New York City police officer in his apartment. 

Shouting match erupts after NYPD judge tries to toss charge against cops in fatal Bronx shooting

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemary Maldonaldo was on the bench during the Daniel Pantaleo trial in 2019.

An NYPD judge ruled to toss trespassing charges against the officers at the center of a fatal 2019 shooting in The Bronx — sparking a heated shouting match with attorneys for the city’s police watchdog before the cops’ disciplinary trialcould even get going on Monday.

The dramatic exchange between NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemary Maldonaldo and Civilian Complaint Review Board lawyer Andre Applewhite erupted just minutes into the first day of trial for Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis in the death of 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick. 

Cop who fatally shot Bronx man Kawaski Trawick in 2019 faces NYPD trial

Trawick was 32 years old.

The NYPD officer at the center of a deadly shooting in The Bronx four years ago will face a disciplinary trial on Monday.

Officer Brendan Thompson, along with his partner Herbert Davis, will be prosecuted by the Civilian Complaint Review Board on internal charges of excessive force, abuse of authority and failure to obtain medical treatment in the death of 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick.

NYPD Trial Date Set for Cops Who Killed Black Gay Man In His Home In 2019

Family of Kawaski Trawick, elected officials and supporters rally outside One Police Plaza demanding the firing of officers who killed Trawick in 2019

New York, NY— Today, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemary Maldonado scheduled the NYPD disciplinary trial of Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis for their 2019 killing of Kawaski Trawick. Mr.

Family of Kawaski Trawick, Community Groups and Electeds Slam Police Union Attorneys for Further Delays in Disciplining Officers Who Killed Trawick

Today, the parents of Kawaski Trawick, the Justice Committee, Communities United for Police Reform, and family attorney Royce Russell attended the pre-trial court conference and gathered with elected officials, including Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, City Councilperson Pierina Sanchez, and other community supporters at One Police Plaza to denounce further obstruction and delays in the disciplinary proceedings against NYPD Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis, who killed Mr. Trawick on April 14, 2019 in the Bronx.

Judge Says NYPD Illegally Withheld Footage in Police Shootings


A New York state judge ruled last week that the New York City Police Department illegally withheld body-worn footage in two police shootings, including the killing of Kawaski Trawick.

The judge said at an October hearing in the case that the NYPD had been operating in “bad faith.”

Body-worn cameras have been widely adopted by police departments over the past decade and can provide crucial evidence in misconduct cases. But like many police departments, the NYPD maintains full control over the footage, deciding what gets released and when.