Mecklenburg County Sheriff

Local News
5:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Too Much "Cheese" In A Mug Shot Could Get You Lockdown

Say Cheese? A sampling of smiling mug shots posted to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s website during the last three weeks.

Mug shots. We love them, don't we? Tell me you haven't gawked with glee at the unflattering police candid of a Hollywood starlet or fallen politician. Newspapers have whole sections of their websites dedicated to mug shots these days.

But mugging too much for a mug shot in Mecklenburg County can get you locked in a cell indefinitely.

I guess the first question is why someone would smile in a mug shot to begin with?

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Local News
4:33 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

ACLU Questions Police Cameras

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office have both recently added cameras that take pictures of license plates. They help catch car thieves and tax evaders, but now the Americans Civil Liberties Union is asking if they’re capturing too much.

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