Police Shooting

The Current

A legal path has been cleared for the family of Trayford Pellerin to see the body-worn camera footage documenting the 31-year-old’s fatal encounter with Lafayette police.

The family of Trayford Pellerin, a Black man killed by Lafayette police, is pressing a federal court to allow the release of police body camera footage.

Janet Wilson / WWNO

An Orleans Levee District police officer shot a driver and passenger on Lakeshore Drive Sunday afternoon during a stop.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The attorney for the family of a 20-year-old unarmed man fatally shot by police says a funeral home report indicates Wendell Allen had a hole in his back, which they contend is evidence he was shot from behind.

That would contradict findings of the Orleans Parish coroner's office and New Orleans Police Department, which have both said Allen was shot in the chest.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/HV5VAW ) Allen's family and their attorney, Lionel Lon Burns, on Wednesday accused police of a "cover-up."