The NYPD hit, kicked, Fatally Shot black man Antonio Williams in 2019 – and he still won’t tell you why

Antonio Williams was waiting for a taxi one night in 2019 when a line of NYPD officers chased, kicked and hit him in the head before shooting him to death and letting him bleed for five minutes. And they still don’t reveal why the 27-year-old man was approached at all, according to a lawsuit and new recordings released by his family.

“Nothing can bring Antonio back, but in a year … we had zero response and zero accountability, and that has to happen,” his sister, Nicole Williams, said at a news conference on Tuesday announcing the city and the NYPD. .

According to a lawsuit filed in the Bronx Supreme Court, Williams Williams was standing on Bronx Street after watching a boxing match with his friends on September 29, 2019, when members of the NYPD Crime Unit “drove up the sidewalk” without signal. car and started shouting at the father of two.