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Sheriff pulls mug shots offline to stop 'extortion' websites

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 5:38 p.m.

    Hey, let's turn a problem into an opportunity.

    Allow folks getting mug shots taken after they are arrested the option of keeping them private (much like with auto registration info can be "protected") for a small fee $50 per arrest.

    However, after conviction the photos become public regardless. Or, at that point make it a bit more expensive to keep them "protected" ($250 per case?) although the images of convicted criminal should be public, so we can see who they are.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    I never saw the point of making them public. Good for the sherrif!!!!