Andrew Zabavsky

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Service Record

Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

Rank Lieutenant[1]
Dates of Service Hired 2003[2]
Salary $100,592 (2018)[3]
Last Known Status Suspended[1]

Zabavsky was on the 2019 list for promotion to Captain.[4]


2005 Meritorious Service Medal

Zabavsky received the award during a police ceremony.[5]

2006 Meritorious Service Medal

Zabavsky received the award during a police ceremony.[6]

2008 District Officer of the Year

Zabavsky received the award during a police ceremony, mostly being recognized for his "extraordinary arrest record".[7]

Incident Reports

2020 Death of Karon Hylton-Brown

Response Timeline

The department waited to take Zabavsky off duty until the details of the indictment were known.[1]

The department is planning to suspend Terence Sutton and Zabavsky indefinitely without pay.[1]

On September 23, 2021, Zabavsky was indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. [2] Zabavsky pleaded not guilty to all charges and was given location monitoring and a midnight-to-6 a.m. curfew.[8]

On September 24, 2021, Zabavsky pleaded not guilty.[9]

On October 20, 2021, the Hylton-Brown's family filed a $100 million lawsuit against the city and five officers, citing violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and seven violations of state law.[10]

On December 21, 2022, Zabavsky was found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct and obstruction of justice.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 D.C. Police Officer Indicted On Murder, Conspiracy Charges In Death Of Karon Hylton-Brown, dcist, 2021-09-24
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stamped Indictment, United States District Court, 2021-09-23
  3. Andrew Zabavsky Lieutenant Metropolitan Police Department, GovSalaries, 2018
  4. List of Eligible Candidates for Promotion to the Rank of Captain, Metropolitan Police Department, 2019-06-07
  5. Awards Ceremony, Metropolitan Police Department, 2005-12-14
  6. Awards Ceremony, Metropolitan Police Department, 2006-12-05
  7. Awards Ceremony, Metropolitan Police Department, 2009-04-07
  8. Rick Massimo, DC officers charged with murder, obstruction in scooter driver’s death, WTOP 2021-09-24
  9. D.C. officer charged with murder in police pursuit crash that prompted protests, KTLA, 2021-09-24
  10. Karon Hylton-Brown lawsuit, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2021-10-20
  11. Police officers found guilty in fatal pursuit of man on electric scooter, ABC News, 2022-12-22