Investigation of Father Gerard Smit

Scott Soileau filed this request with the Louisiana State Police of Louisiana.
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From: Scott Soileau


To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am writing to request all personnel records and correspondence of the Diocese Of Lafayette and the Diocese Of Lake Charles obtained in this investigation, case number 16-5428 conducted by Sergeant Stacey Pearson.

Especially documents or correspondence written by, written to, mentioning or pertaining in any way to:

Bishop Jude Speyrer
Monsignor Irving Deblanc
Monsignor Harry Greig
Bishop Glen Provost
Deacon George Stearns
The Servants of the Paraclete

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,

Scott Soileau

From: Louisiana State Police

Hello,

Please see attached response to your public records request.

Thanks.

Gaytha Christmas
Paralegal 2
Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Services
Office of Legal Affairs
P. O. Box 66614, B-4
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
(225) 925-7877 Direct
(225) 925-4624 Fax
gaytha.christmas@la.gov

  • Dioceses of Lafayette and Lake Charles Public Records Request

From: Scott Soileau

Thank you for your reply.

To clarify - I am not seeking the names of any victims.

What I am seeking - which is very much in the public interest - is to find out who knowingly covered up abuse, when, and how.

That is what the requested documents will show.

Thank you for your consideration.

From: Scott Soileau

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Louisiana Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on August 29, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

I am writing to request all personnel records and correspondence of the Diocese Of Lafayette and the Diocese Of Lake Charles obtained in this investigation, case number 16-5428 conducted by Sergeant Stacey Pearson.

Father Gerard Smit personnel record from the Diocese of Lake Charles, the Diocese of Lafayette and all documents or correspondence written by, written to, mentioning or pertaining in any way to:

Bishop Jude Speyrer
Monsignor Irving Deblanc
Monsignor Harry Greig
Bishop Glen Provost
Deacon George Stearns
The Servants of the Paraclete

To clarify - I am not seeking the names of any victims.

What I am seeking - which is very much in the public interest - is to find out who knowingly covered up child sexual abuse, when, and how.

That is what the requested documents will show.

From: Scott Soileau

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Louisiana Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on August 29, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Louisiana State Police

Hello,

Please see attached cost letter in response to your public records request.

Thanks.

Your message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:

Dioceses of Lafayette and Lake Charles Public Records Request2

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From: Louisiana State Police

Hi,

The documents are being sent via Fed Ex today.

Gaytha Christmas
Paralegal 2
Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Services
Office of Legal Affairs
P. O. Box 66614, B-4
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
(225) 925-7877 Direct
(225) 925-4624 Fax
gaytha.christmas@la.gov

From: Scott Soileau

Thank you very much for your assistance with this request.

Sincerely,
Scott Soileau

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