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CCSO to remove booking website

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The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has announced that it will be taking down their 24-72 hour booking page.

House Bill 845 takes affects July, 1, 2014, and directly addresses the publication of booking photographs.

Section one states the following:

"(c) An arresting law enforcement agency shall not provide or make available a copy of a booking photograph in any format to a person requesting such photograph if: (1) Such booking photograph may be placed in a publication or posted to a website or transferred to a person to be placed in a publication or posted to a website; and (2) Removal or deletion of such booking photograph from such publication or website requires the payment of a fee or other consideration."

House Bill 845 was designed to stop the numerous unscrupulous websites that publish booking photographs and charge to take them down.

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