New law will restrict law enforcement from sharing mugshots

Sheriff Aaron Mitchell and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office wish to inform the public that in the recent Louisiana Legislative Session, lawmakers passed a bill restricting law enforcement from sharing certain booking photos of arrested individuals.
The bill is expected to be signed into law by the Governor this week. We will no longer be allowed to release certain booking photos to the media or post them on social media outlets.
In fugitive cases or violent offenses, the photo may be released. Following a conviction of arrested individuals, the booking photo can also be released.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to make every effort possible to keep the citizens of the parish informed but, we must follow laws passed by governing authorities. We will continue to provide names and details of certain arrests.

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