“For nearly half a decade, the Trawick family has fought for answers and accountability for the killing of Kawaski, in the face of significant obstructions from the NYPD. This has only added to the pain and trauma they have endured. Their ordeal has been unimaginably difficult, a scenario that is far too familiar for families who have lost loved ones to police violence. The Trawick family still lacks answers and accountability from this city. As a mother and grandmother, this is all heartbreaking; as an elected official and resident of New York City, it is unacceptable.

“The Civilian Complaint Review Board substantiated disciplinary charges against Officers Thompson and Herbert three years ago, yet they have still not been held accountable for their actions from five years ago. After delays and impediments by the NYPD to provide key evidence, those delays being used as the reason to recommend no discipline is unjustifiable and cannot stand. There must be no further delay in accountability for Kawaski’s killing. It’s time for Mayor Adams and Commissioner Caban to hold the officers fully accountable.”