Mugshot Confidentiality Bill Fails By Small Margin

(Bismarck, ND)  --  The North Dakota House is killing a booking photo and mugshot confidentiality bill by a small margin.  The vote was 49 to 45 against the bill.  The bill would have made the pictures confidential until a person was convicted or if law enforcement believed there was a compelling public safety interest.  Officers releasing the photos without proper justification would have been penalized.