Sheriff Elin Pitre on a Petition to File Expenditures
KLFY Channel 10 Lafayette
Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Southwest Region, Louisiana, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State
Date Issued: 1967-08-18
Subjects: Pitre, Elin, 1922-1981 | SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS | SHERIFFS | Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Interview with Sheriff Elin Pitre about a petition concerning his department's expenditures being used as a political scheme two months before the election. Pitre claims that people were misled by the petition, and that many are now withdrawing their signatures. He states that none of the 6 previous sheriffs in Evangeline Parish have ever filed their expenditures with the clerk of court or police juries, but that he will do so voluntarily even though his office has recently released a complete publication of finanicial standings and expenditures. He states that his personnel has expanded to provide more services to the parish, but without an increase to the taxpayers.