Kawaski Trawick

Killed by NYPD 4/14/2019

UPDATE Police Commissioner Determines “No Crime” by Officers Involved in Shooting of Kawaski Trawick

Norwood News

Police Commissioner Edward A. Caban has determined that the two NYPD officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kawaski Trawick on April 14, 2019, inside his supportive housing apartment located at at 1616 Grand Avenue in the Morris Heights section of The Bronx, acted within the law in relation to their actions leading up to what was described by police as “the 32-year-old man’s tragic death.”


NYPD officers involved in fatal shooting of gay Black man Kawaski Trawick won't be disciplined

The New York City Police Department, led by Commissioner Edward Caban, has decided not to discipline the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kawaski Trawick, a 32-year-old Black gay man, inside his Bronx apartment five years ago, prompting outrage at the department and New York City Mayor Eric Adams. The decision not to impose disciplinary action came after the NYPD concluded that the officers, Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis, “acted within the law” during the incident.

New Yorkers Express Outrage over Kawaski Trawick Decision, Rally to Prevent More Killings by NYPD

In light of Mayor Adams and NYPD Commissioner Edward Cabán’s decision not to fire NYPD officers who killed Kawaski Trawick, New Yorkers rallied to prevent future killings.
– The family of 19-year-old Win Rozario, killed by the NYPD in March, joined the rally – 


Today, families of New Yorkers killed by the NYPD, youth and racial justice organizations, elected officials and others rallied at Foley Square – outraged by the recent decision not to discipline either officer who killed 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick– and demanded immediate changes to reduce the NYPD’s outsized power and prevent

Family, Advocates & Elected Officials Express Outrage at Decision Not to Fire Officers Who Killed Kawaski Trawick in His Own Home

Demand Answers Regarding Reports of Retirement of One Cop before Discipline Decision & reforms to prevent future cover-ups and delays in discipline of NYPD who kill

Today, Justice Committee, Communities United

Family of Kawaski Trawick Outraged by Decision Not to Fire Officers Who Killed Him

In response to Commissioner Cabán’s decision not to fire the NYPD Officers who killed Kawaski Trawick, a Black gay man in his own home, Mrs. Ellen and Mr. Rickie Trawick, parents of Kawaski Trawick, Loyda Colon, Executive Director of Justice Committee and CPR spokesperson and others issued the following statements.

Marking Five Years Since Kawaski Trawick Was Killed by Police:

Elected Officials and Racial Justice Groups Rally to Demand An End to Delays 

& the Firing of Officers Who Killed Him


Today–nearly five years to the day that Kawaski Trawick, a Black gay man killed by the NYPD in his own home – Kawaski’s family, racial justice organizations, and elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall to demand Mayor Adams and NYPD Commissioner Edward Cabán end their delays and finally fire NYPD Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis for killing Mr. Trawick on the night of April 14, 2019. 

STATEMENT: Families of New Yorkers Killed by NYPD Call on Mayor to Sign Police Transparency Legislation

Today, 18 family members of New Yorkers killed by the NYPD sent a letter to Mayor Adams urging him to sign the recently passed How Many Stops Act (HMSA). The City Council passed this foundational police transparency legislation on Wednesday with a veto-proof majority.

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,

Statement: Ellen Trawick, mother of Kawaski Trawick, Responds to Mayor Adams’ Refusal to Meet with Her Family Before Discipline Decision for Cops who Killed Her Son

Today, Mayor Adams held a media availability where he was asked for the second week in a row about the NYPD delays in turning over body camera footage, that blocked the CCRB from fully investigating the killing of Kawaski Trawick for 21 months. The mayor was also asked if he would accommodate Kawaski Trawick's family's demand to meet with them and their team before a final decision is made regarding discipline of the officers who killed Mr. Trawick in 2019.