Hedging that they saw video from only one officer, the Pellerins’ attorneys said in a previously unpublished statement it nonetheless shows “crystal clear” evidence Pellerin posed no threat to officers and should not have been shot.
Allowing the family to see the video would help bring clarity and closure to a publicly volatile situation. Through their attorney, the family commended Guillory’s efforts at reconciliation.
After police shot 10 bullets into Trayford Pellerin, they handcuffed him, claims the attorney representing Pellerin’s family. Citing an independent autopsy, the attorney challenges the official account of the events leading up Pellerin’s killing and continues to call for authorities to release body cam footage and other documentary evidence that could clarify what happened.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory, who waited days to express condolences to the family of the 31-year-old Black man killed in a spray of gunfire by Lafayette police officers on Aug. 21, will meet with the family Friday.