Officers involved in 2019 death of Bronx man to face disciplinary trial today
The two officers involved in the 2019 death of Kawaski Trawick will face a disciplinary trial Monday.
According to officials, Trawick, a Black gay man, was shot and killed in his own home by police in the Bronx.
In 2020, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office found no criminal intent on the part of the officers but called for a review of police procedures. Today will determine if those officers will face any disciplinary penalties for this, like losing their jobs.
The two officers were identified as Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis. Investigators said they shot and killed Trawick in just 112 seconds after arriving to his place.
According to the investigation, Kawasaki was locked out of his apartment on April 14, 2019. This was the start of a series of 911 calls.
Video shows Trawick walking the hallways of the building with a long stick and what appears to be a knife, trying to get the super to help him.
Eventually Firefighters arrived and Trawick was let back into his apartment. Officers Thompson and Davis arrived later and entered the apartment.
Body camera footage showed them engaging with Trawick who was cooking with a knife. They shoot him with a stun gun but when he gets back up, they shoot him again and kill him.
Although the DA’s office found no criminal intent on behalf of those officers, the Civilian Complaint Review Board filed charges against the officers for misconduct including illegally entering the apartment that day.