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Families who say they’ve lost loved ones to NYPD rally for justice at City Hall

Seventeen families and 53 advocacy organizations came together to write a letter to the mayor and NYPD commissioner demanding justice for Kawaski Trawick.

Marisa Marcellino and Adolfo Carrion

Oct 12, 2023, 9:21 PM

Updated 255 days ago


Multiple families who claim that they have lost loved ones at the hands of the NYPD rallied and demanded justice outside of City Hall on Thursday.  
Among them was the mother of Kawaski Trawick, Ellen Trawick, who continues to demand the two officers involved in the death of her son be fired.  
Advocates joined the mourning families in calling on the city to punish and hold accountable the officers responsible for their deaths, Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis.
Family members of Allan Feliz and Antonio Williams were present at Thursday’s rally, both men who died in the Bronx. Feliz was fatally shot in Oct. 2019 after being pulled over for a seatbelt violation.
Antonio Williams lost his life in an altercation involving members of the NYPD in 2019. One NYPD officer, Brian Mulkeen, also lost his life in that same incident.
Loved ones of Delrawn Small joined as well after Small was fatally shot by an NYPD officer in Brooklyn in 2016.  
In total, these three families, alongside 14 other families and 53 advocacy organizations from across the five boroughs, penned a letter to NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban and Mayor Eric Adams to demand that proper action be taken against the officers involved in the death of Kawaski Trawick.  
Ellen Trawick had one message for the mayor: "If Mayor Adams isn't willing to fire cops who murder our children and won't even meet with us before disciplinary decisions are made then why is he the mayor?" 
Adams said earlier this week that he would meet with the Trawick family following the final decision for disciplinary action of the officers. 

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