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Cuomo against release of mugshots and arrest information

The Governor of New York has proposed a ban on the release of mugshots and arrest information as part of his executive budget.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants law enforcement to stop releasing arrest photos and booking information. The proposal is part of his executive budget and was first reported on by the Albany Times Union.

The proposal considers the current practice of releasing the information to be an invasion of privacy.

The governor’s office told the Times Union the proposal in response to website posting a mugshot and then charging a person who requests it be taken down.

For more on this proposal and the response to it, read the original report posted by the Albany Times Union