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New York Police Officers Cleared of Wrongdoing in Fatal Police Shooting of Kawaski Trawick

HeadlineApr 17, 2024

Here in New York, two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kawaski Trawick in 2019 will not face internal discipline. New York City Police Commissioner Edward Caban said officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis “acted within the law” when they entered Trawick’s Bronx apartment and officer Thompson, who is white, shot him four times. Trawick, who was 32 and an aspiring dancer, had a history of mental illness and was living in special housing when he called 911. The two officers found Trawick holding a knife as he repeatedly told them he was cooking and asked why the officers were inside his home. The full incident lasted less than two minutes. The officers did not face criminal charges.

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