Al Sharpton to speak at Trayford Pellerin’s funeral

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FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 file photo, Rev. Al Sharpton listens to remarks at the National Action Network House of Justice, in New York. A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 the scene will unfold again, as Sharpton takes the pulpit to deliver remarks at the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman who was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was killed by a white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer responding to a call about an open front door. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Rev. Al Sharpton will arrive in Lafayette next week where he is expected to speak during Trayford Pellerin’s funeral.

Pellerin, 31, was shot and killed by Lafayette police officers on Aug. 21. The investigation has been turned over to State Police.

Ronald Haley, an attorney representing Pellerin’s family, confirmed that the civil rights activist will be attending the funeral on Sept. 10 at Philidelphia Christian Church.

Pellerin’s death has deepened civil unrest in the Lafayette community, which Sharpton is expected to address.

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