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Activist Reacts to Judicial District Attorney Don Landry Announcing the Decision To Not Return Indictments Against Lafayette Police Officers

Activist group Village 337 that has been working around the community for the past 8 months since the death of Trayford Pellerin is not satisfied with the decision that was made.

Posted: May 12, 2021 5:53 PM

More reaction from yesterday’s press briefing where fifteenth Judicial District Attorney Don Landry announced the decision to not return indictments against Lafayette police officers who shot and killed Trayford Pellerin in august of 2020 .

Activist group Village 337 that has been working around the community for the past 8 months since the death of Trayford Pellerin is not satisfied with the decision that was made.

“Justice was not served for Trayford , his family and the community received a slap in the face.” Devon Norman Said.

At Tuesday's presentation District Attorney Don Landry focused on video of Pellerin in the convenience store not long before he was shot.

“The way that the DA presented his presentation, I thought it to be a mockery as he allowed us to see this extremely long footage of Trayford going into the store where it was supposed to depict Trayford in a way that seemed that he was supposed to be scary.” Devon Norman Said.

Landry believes they released as much information as they could.

“I just don't understand the confusion. I think it was laid out pretty clearly. People will have different opinions about different things , so I understand that. As far as confusion, I believe that everything has been presented and there should be no confusion.” District Attorney Don Landry Said.

Devon Norman with Village 337 argues that there is more to be done.

“I believe that there needs to be an appointment that needs to be made by the Biden Administration with the US Attorney and we need that here. We need an investigation , a federal investigation to take place into the Lafayette Police Department , the Louisiana State Police Department and probably the sheriff's office too.” Devon Norman Said.

Later this month Village 337 plans to attend the city council meeting to discuss their issues regarding Trayford Pellerins death.

The Trayford Pellerion family’s attorney is also asking for a civil rights investigation. The district attorney released Pellerin's toxicology report - which found Methamphetamines, THC and Nicotine in his system.

Click Here for full story of tuesdays press conference.

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