Kawaski Trawick (Facebook).
Community members and advocates are demanding answers after a Black queer man was shot and killed by police officers while at his apartment in the Bronx, New York.
On April 14, 32-year-old Kawaski Trawick called 911 and said that he was locked out of his apartment at Hill House, a social services center for people with mental health issues and addiction and that his apartment was on fire. The New York Fire Department (NYFD) responded to the scene around 10:50 p.m. and forced the door open, but determined the apartment was not on fire.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) said that it received two 911 calls from Trawick’s neighbors, who claimed he was threatening people and banging on doors with a large stick. Two officers arrived at the residential building at around 11 p.m. and were escorted by the building super to Trawick’s…
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