LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) After a week of protests sparked by the shooting death of Trayford Pellerin, Lafayette-area protest organizers say they want to see the officers involved in his shooting death arrested and charged with his murder.
Pellerin was shot and killed as he walked away from officers outside a convenience store in North Lafayette.
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory defended the officers decision saying Pellerin was a threat.
“Release the names and tapes of the murderers of Trayford Pellerin,” organizer Jamal Taylor said.
Protestors gathered Saturday and marched in the streets of downtown Lafayette to Martin Hall on the campus of UL Lafayette.
During a speech, Taylor demanded that Lafayette Police revise the firearm training and other violent tactics designed to be used against citizens.
“We demand justice for Trayford Pellerin.”
Taylor said they plan to continue their march later Saturday around downtown Lafayette, making stops at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and City Hall.
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