As of publication time for the Journal, no arrest report for the week had been received from the Red River Sheriff’s Office. The Journal has made request for comment on how the Mug Shot Bill, when signed into law, would affect the arrest reports. The Journal has received no reply to those requests.
On Tuesday, the Governor’s Office released a list of bills signed recently into law by Governor Edwards. Among them was the so called Mug Shot Bill.
ACT 494—HB 729 Limits the release and dissemination of booking photographs of an arrested person. Many local Sheriff’s in this area have already begun restricting photos available of persons arrested.
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