Friday, August 25, 2006

Fun with Booking Photos

The pictures taken at the time of booking can be critical at a later date. They can be useful later when used in a lineup. It might be that someone could look at a particular photo and make a positive ID in a major case, like a murder, robbery, rape, etc. How much trouble is it to make sure the photo is a good one and can be used downstream? Most of the photos from the Shelby County jail are very good, however sometimes it appears whoever has the final say on a particular mugshot gets lazy. That laziness could wind up hurting major investigations. Here are some examples of what I'm talking about - click the photos to enlarge:

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