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Pellerin family views body cam footage of August shooting

Trayford Pellerin
Posted at 3:31 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 16:31:18-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — Family members of Trayford Pellerin, the Lafayette man fatally shot by police on Aug. 21, have viewed body cam footage taken during the night of the shooting.

Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory met with the Pellerin family on Sept. 4 and committed to arrange a private viewing of the body cam footage of the shooting.

Chief Communications Officer Jamie Angelle with the Lafayette Consolidated Government confirmed with KATC that the Pellerin family did view body cam footage from the night Pellerin was shot on Friday. However, Guillory was not in attendance.

“Out of respect for the family and for the ongoing investigation and legal process, there will be not further comment at this time,” Angelle said.

KATC has reached out to the attorneys representing the Pellerin family for comment, but have not yet received a response.

A Temporary Restraining Order was filed on Sept. 8 by the legal counsel for the individual officers involved in the incident to prohibit the release of information related to the shooting death of Pellerin and the identities of the officers involved.

During a hearing on Sept. 15, the attorneys for the officers decided to withdraw their request, which allowed the Pellerin family to accept Guillory's to view body cam footage of the incident.

Attorneys representing LCG said during that hearing that the faces of the officers in the footage was being pixelated to conceal their identities.

Pellerin was fatally shot by police on Aug. 21 after he allegedly attempted to enter an occupied convenience store along the NW Evangeline Thruway while armed with a knife.

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