Take Action For Delrawn Small!
On July 4, 2016, 37-year-old Delrawn Small was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, in front of his 4-month-old baby, teen stepdaughter and girlfriend. Delrawn was killed just one day before Alton Sterling was killed by police in Louisiana and two days before Philando Castile was killed by police in Minnesota. Officers in both cases are no longer with their respective police departments, while more than four years after Delrawn’s killing, Isaacs is still employed by the NYPD.
Initial accounts from Isaacs and the NYPD falsely claimed that Isaacs was physically assaulted, but nearby surveillance video, released days after these claims saturated media coverage of the killing, discredited such accounts. The footage showed that Isaacs shot unarmed Delrawn within seconds and without provocation - in fact, Isaacs unholstered his gun and rolled down his window to shoot Delrawn. After shooting Delrawn, Isaacs left him to bleed to death on the street, offering no emergency aid  and never even communicating that he had shot someone in his 911 call .
While Isaacs was charged and prosecuted for murder by the NYS Attorney General’s office, he was defended by powerful police union attorneys and acquitted at trial. Isaacs should have been fired but has faced no meaningful discipline for killing Delrawn Small. Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Shea must fire NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs for killing Delrawn Small. Delrawn’s family and the public have waited long enough.
Since the NYPD had taken no action and there was little faith that they would, Delrawn's siblings filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). The CCRB substantiated charges against Isaacs on October 14, 2020 - however, the NYPD has still not served charges against Isaacs.
Join us to demand that Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Shea stop blocking accountability - de Blasio & Shea must serve disciplinary charges on Isaacs, schedule the disciplinary trial, and fire him immediately.
 New York Daily News: NYPD officer who killed Delrawn Small was 'callous' during the road-rage fit, prosecutors say http://www.nydailynews.
 New York Daily News: Girlfriend of Delrawn Small details the day of his fatal shooting by NYPD cop Wayne Isaacs http://www.nydailynews.
Dear Mayor de Blasio & Commissioner Shea,
It has been over four years since NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs shot and killed unarmed Delrawn Small in front of his four-month-old baby and teenage daughter. Isaacs rolled down his window and unholstered his gun to shoot Delrawn when Delrawn posed no threat. After shooting Delrawn three times, Isaacs provided no medical attention and when he called 911 he never mentioned that he shot someone or that Delrawn was laying on the street dying. In fact, Isaacs & the NYPD lied about the incident for days until video footage surfaced disputing their account.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) substantiated charges against Isaacs in October 2020 - it's unacceptable that the NYPD still hasn't served those charges to Isaacs. We are calling on you to immediately:
For over four years, Delrawn’s family and New Yorkers have demanded Officer Isaacs be fired and held responsible for Delrawn’s killing. Your refusal to fire Isaacs is a slap in the face to Delrawn’s family and to all New Yorkers.
We are calling on you to finally fire Wayne Isaacs – it should not take years for officers who harm and kill New Yorkers to be held accountable.
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