Wayne Welsh – Estherwood PD

Brendan O'Connor filed this request with the Estherwood Police Department of Estherwood, LA.
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From: Brendan O'Connor


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Personnel and internal affairs records pertaining to former assistant chief Wayne Welsh.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brendan O'Connor

From: Lafayette Police Department

Dear Mr. O'Connor,

My name is Joy Rabalais. I have been retained by the Village of Estherwood to make formal response to your recent public records request, where you asked for documents regarding the personnel and internal affairs records pertaining to former assistant chief Wayne Welsh.

First, an officer's personnel records are exempt from disclosure under the Louisiana Public Records Act. See East Bank Consolidated Special Service Fire Protection District v. Crossen, 04-838 (La. App. 5th Cir. 12/28/2004), 892 So.3d 666, writ denied, 897 So.2d 608 (La. 4/1/05) and La. R.S. 40:2532, which hold that public employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their personnel records.

However, in the spirit of cooperation, we have located and attach hereto a copy of the Minutes from the Village of Estherwood's board meeting where the employment of now Chief Welsh was discussed in 2017, as well as Chief Welsh's August 4, 2017 resignation letter, which was denied by the Council on August 17, 2017

With regards to your request for any Internal affairs records regarding Chief Welsh, please note that I have been advised that when the former Chief left office, he took several items with him; however, Chief Welsh is making contact with the former Chief to inquire as to any documentation that he may have responsive to your request. Therefore, this response will be supplemented as soon as I hear back from Chief Welsh as to whether he had any success locating any such documentation.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Joy C. Rabalais
Borne, Wilkes & Rabalais, L.L.C.
337-232-1604 Ext. 232
P. O. Box 4305
Lafayette, LA 70502-4305

rabalais@bornewilkes.com

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  • Letter of resignation & Minutes from Council Meeting (August 2017)

From: Brendan O'Connor

Thanks Joy, I really appreciate your help with this! Looking forward to seeing what else Chief Welsh can provide.

From: Estherwood Police Department

Mr. O'Connor,

Chief Welsh advised that he has spoken with former Chief and inquired as to whether the former Chief had an Internal Affairs or investigative file regarding the Facebook incident. Outside of the Chief's resignation letter and the Board Minutes previously produced, the former Chief did not keep any other documentation regarding the incident.

I believe that this now completes response to your inquiries. Please acknowledge receipt at your convenience.

Joy
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Estherwood Police Department
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124 North LeBlanc St / PO Box 167
Estherwood, LA 70559
April 9, 2019
This is a follow up to a previous request:
Thanks Joy, I really appreciate your help with this! Looking forward to seeing what else Chief Welsh can provide.
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On April 8, 2019:
Dear Mr. O'Connor,
My name is Joy Rabalais. I have been retained by the Village of Estherwood to make formal response to your recent public records request, where you asked for documents regarding the personnel and internal affairs records pertaining to former assistant chief Wayne Welsh.
First, an officer's personnel records are exempt from disclosure under the Louisiana Public Records Act. See East Bank Consolidated Special Service Fire Protection District v. Crossen, 04-838 (La. App. 5th Cir. 12/28/2004), 892 So.3d 666, writ denied, 897 So.2d 608 (La. 4/1/05) and La. R.S. 40:2532, which hold that public employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their personnel records.
However, in the spirit of cooperation, we have located and attach hereto a copy of the Minutes from the Village of Estherwood's board meeting where the employment of now Chief Welsh was discussed in 2017, as well as Chief Welsh's August 4, 2017 resignation letter, which was denied by the Council on August 17, 2017
With regards to your request for any Internal affairs records regarding Chief Welsh, please note that I have been advised that when the former Chief left office, he took several items with him; however, Chief Welsh is making contact with the former Chief to inquire as to any documentation that he may have responsive to your request. Therefore, this response will be supplemented as soon as I hear back from Chief Welsh as to whether he had any success locating any such documentation.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Joy C. Rabalais
Borne, Wilkes & Rabalais, L.L.C.
337-232-1604 Ext. 232
P. O. Box 4305
Lafayette, LA 70502-4305
rabalais@bornewilkes.com

OUR SYSTEM NOW SCANS AND FILTERS ALL INCOMING E-MAIL FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT. ANY SUCH E-MAIL WILL NOT BE DELIVERED TO THE INTENDED RECIPIENT. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A TIMELY REPLY TO YOUR E-MAIL, PLEASE CALL 337-232-1604.
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE
The information contained in this e-mail message is legally privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copy of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail transmission in error, please immediately notify us by telephone (337-232-1604). Thank you.
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On Sept. 6, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
Personnel and internal affairs records pertaining to former assistant chief Wayne Welsh.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Brendan O'Connor
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MuckRock News
DEPT MR 60362
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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  • Letter of resignation & Minutes from Council Meeting (August 2017)