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100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette Release Statement in Regards to the Shooting of Treyford Pellerin

Officials with the 100 Black Men of Lafayette released a statement in regards to the shooting of Treyford Pellerin.

Posted: Sep 9, 2020 3:39 PM

Officials with the 100 Black Men of Lafayette released a statement in regards to the shooting of Treyford Pellerin: 


It is most fitting that we offer our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Pellerin family. The shooting of Mr. Trayford Pellerin on August 21, 2020 captured on video was very shocking and disturbing. For over 10 years our organization has advocated against violence in the community. Violence of any kind must not be tolerated. Additionally, the appearance of excessive use of force by a police officer in the incident involving the juvenile at a local bowling alley is alarming as well. While we acknowledge this is not representative of all law enforcement, we do support police reform in an effort to eliminate such instances. To be clear, we do not condone police actions that violates the civil rights or liberties of anyone in our community or any community. The core pillar of 100 Black Men of America is mentoring. We have spent years working with Lafayette youths, in part, bridging the gap between law enforcement and the young men of our community. Only time will indicate any regression in our efforts.
We ask for complete transparency and fairness in the investigation of both incidents. We continue to support peaceful non-violent protest for social justice. We ask that all leaders in government, civic and community organizations work together in a concerted effort to resolve the many issues impacting Lafayette.

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