26 minutes | Sep 10th 2020

Justice for Trayford: The Bayou State Shooting You May Not Have Heard About

On this episode, we are joined by Ronald Haley, Esq. attorney for the family of Trayford Pellerin, a 31-year-old Black man killed in a hail of 17 bullets by Lafayette Parrish (Louisiana) police officers as he was walking away from them. Pellerin was killed two days before the world learned of another 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, leaving him paralyzed. While Blake’s case went viral, Pellerin’s case remains noticeably out of the headlines. Mr. Haley updates us on the details of the Pellerin case and the steps he and local activists are taking to bring justice to those responsible for his death.

The host for this episode is Clint Odom, Lafayette native and NUL Senior Vice President of Policy & Advocacy.

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Discussed in this episode:

National Urban League


Black America





Police Brutality

Officer-Involved Shooting





Trayford Pellerin

Jacob Blake

Donald Guidry

Alton Sterling

Unarmed Black Man

Benjamin Crump

Rev. Al Sharpton

Black Lives Matter

Movement for Black Lives

March on Washington

Commitment March

Lafayette Police Department



Public Records Act

Excessive Force

Independent Investigation