“The NYPD’s unilateral dismissal of one of the substantiated misconduct charges against Officers Thompson and Davis just days before their trial for killing Kawaski Trawick is an outrageous subversion of civilian oversight for police misconduct. It bypasses and undermines the established process of a scheduled disciplinary trial for actions that led to the killing of a New Yorker. The Trawick family has waited years for accountability, and this is just the latest example of NYPD seeking to impede. There are serious questions as to whether these actions violate the 2012 Memorandum of Understanding between the NYPD and CCRB that require further examination and scrutiny. Police accountability is essential to public safety and trust, and these officers must be held accountable for the killing of Kawaski. The NYPD must stop attacking and weakening efforts to hold officers accountable – it only further erodes the public trust needed to make our communities safer.”