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Autopsy Reveals No Evidence Cops Used Tasers Before Shooting Man 10 Times in the Back


As is usually the case with officer-involved shootings and their subsequent press briefings, police departments sometimes get their facts wrong, repeatedly, dead wrong. within the case of the shooting death of Trayford Pellerin, killed 8/21/20, the family says the police hell for leather lied about claims they attempted to taser Pellerin before shooting 17 rounds at him, hitting him within the back 10 times.

In a handout by the family’s attorneys, the results of an independent autopsy of Pellerin’s body show not only was he not tasered, but he was also shot by multiple cops in what now appears to be a blatant cover-up consistent with the family. Haley & Associates arranged for the independent autopsy to be conducted which concluded Pellerin was shot 10 times directly and suffered another two or three more wounds associated with projectile fire.

Curiously absent from the autopsy’s findings were any indication Pellerin was pierced by any taser’s projectiles. Shaped like straightened fish hooks tasers deploy a miniature spear attached to guide wires which carry the incapacitating charge of voltage which renders most suspects incapable of defending themselves. Pellerin had no such marks consistent with the handout.

”The pathologist found absolutely no evidence of Mr. Pellerin’s body that he was ever struck by a Taser,” the handout reads. Not only were there no taser piercings there was also no indication Pellerin had been during a fight with officers. “The pathologist likewise observed no defensive markings to suggest there was any kind of scuffle (with officers); instead there was only brush burns present on the knees as a result of falling to the ground” after being shot.

There were, however, handcuff marks around his wrists indicating he was handcuffed at some point during the fatal contact with police. The independent investigation also concluded a complete of 17 shots were fired at Pellerin. Ten hit him, three more hit him indirectly (ricochet), and 4 struck the wall of the station and another hit a glass door which shattered upon impact. The entry wounds of the shots fired were also from “different angles” which indicated there “were multiple shooters”.

This was evident from the video of the shooting but is now protected further by this report.

“It may be a political and moral failing of our elected officials and therefore the Lafayette Police that Mr. Pellerin’s family had to incur the many expenses of an independent autopsy simply to start to urge answers about why and the way their beloved died,” reads the statement issued to the press by the family’s lawyers.

Lafayette could also be poised because the next powder keg site for protests against potentially unlawful police actions and positively casts doubts about the transparency of the Lafayette local department. Adding fuel to the proverbial fire, Black militia groups have converged in Lafayette promising to require matters into their own hands.

Standing against their promises to retaliate the Bayou Boys militia group is rumored to be planning counter-attacks in what could end up being a civil skirmish involving firearms. Let’s hope that it doesn’t get there to point.

 

In Anambra, three people were killed as they clashed with the police.

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