Folks have questions concerning the demise of dance teacher Kawaski Trawick, He was shot as soon as in the correct higher chest and the higher left a part of his again throughout a two-minute encounter with two law enforcement officials in his Morris Heights condo within the Bronx, in line with the Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The Hill Home constructing the place Trawick lived is operated by Providers for the Underserved, which helps “folks with disabilities, folks in poverty and folks going through homelessness,” in line with its web site.
On April 14, 2019, the 32-year-old, Trawick, was locked out of his condo at 1616 Grand Ave. He referred to as the Hearth Division for assist as a result of he apparently had meals cooking on the range.
Nonetheless, the constructing’s superintendent and safety guard additionally referred to as dialed 911 reporting that Trawick was harassing folks within the constructing and banging on condo doorways.
Firefighters arrived and left after breaking open Trawick’s door. Following up seven minutes later, two law enforcement officials arrived to search out Trawick allegedly wielding a knife and a stick.
In keeping with the New York Police Division (NYPD), the officers tasered Trawick and when he supposedly threatened to cost at them, one of many officers shot two of the 4 lethal bullets. Trawick was pronounced lifeless at Bronx Lebanon Hospital at 11:46 p.m.
The Bronx District Legal professional Workplace’s Public Integrity Bureau “remains to be investigating” the capturing, a spokesperson confirmed to THE CITY on Friday.
State Assemblyman Dan Quart (D-Manhattan) and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams referred to as for the quick launch of the physique digicam footage.
“Transparency is a robust device, and it’s clear to me that we want full transparency relating to this incident,” Williams tells THE CITY. “In so many situations, there may be an opacity which solely worsens the state of affairs and obscures solutions. I can be exercising the ability of the Workplace of Public Advocate to request and evaluation footage to extra absolutely perceive what transpired.”
The NYPD has but to launch the hallway video that features the Hearth Division serving to Trawick again into his condo and the NYC’s Human Useful resource Administration has a “confidential incident report” from the nonprofit it contracts to runs the constructing. The administration argues that Social Providers legislation prevents them from doing so.
Each officers, whose names weren’t launched, remained on lively obligation as of Friday, in line with the NYPD.
Trawick’s father questioned why the 4 photographs had been fired. “You possibly can shoot a person anyplace, one shot’s gonna deliver a person down,” Ricky Trawick, a Georgia-based truck driver, mentioned in a cellphone interview with THE CITY Tuesday.
Trawick’s father, who’s a truck driver, desires solutions about his son’s capturing. “They might have dealt with it in a little bit totally different means,” he mentioned.