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Sheriff Elin Pitre on a Petition to File Expenditures

KLFY Channel 10 Lafayette



Genre: News

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Southwest Region, Louisiana, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1967-08-18

Duration: 00:02:15

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.