Al Sharpton to Speak at Trayford Pellerin’s Funeral Next Week
Rev. Al Sharpton will be in Lafayette next week where he is expected to speak at the funeral of Trayford Pellerin.
Ronald Haley, an attorney representing the Pellerin family, confirmed that the civil rights activist will be at the funeral, which is set for Thursday, September 10 at Philadelphia Christian Church.
31-year-old Pellerin was shot and killed by Lafayette police officers on August 21 at a convenience store in the city. Pellerin's death has sparked several protests and marches in and around the city over the last couple of weeks.
Sharpton is expected to speak on the civil unrest in the city as a result of Pellerin's death.
The investigation of the shooting has been turned over to Louisiana State Police and the findings have not been released to the public yet.
Attorneys for Trayford Pellerin's family released results today of an independent autopsy performed on Mr. Pellerin.
According to a release from Haley & Associates of Baton Rouge, Pellerin suffered 10 direct gunshots with two to three more wounds as a result of "projectile fire." Forensic evidence also did not show that there were "multiple tries" to bring down Pellerin with the use of Tasers, as is being claimed by Lafayette Police.
To read the entire report independent autopsy report on Trayford Pellerin released today, click here.