‘No Booking Photo’ explaination

Why do we no longer show
Multnomah County Detention Center
booking photos?

It is due to the passage of Oregon House Bill 3273, sponsored and championed by Oregon State Representative Janelle Bynum (Democrat – Happy Valley), and Representative Brad Witt (Democrat – Clatskanie).

Although many citizens believe it is of value to see the face of a person arrested for a crime – only to be released back into the community soon after booking – is a valuable public safety service.

However, this new law forbids the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, or any other Oregon police agency, to release any booking photos to news media as of January 1, 2022.

To read the bill on the State of Oregon’s website, CLICK HERE.

Now you know!

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