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AB 994 – Social Media – Booking Photos
Requires a police department or sheriff’s office to remove a booking photo shared on the law enforcement agency’s social media page within 14 days unless the subject of the image is a fugitive or an imminent threat to public safety, or continuing to share the image is otherwise justified by a legitimate law enforcement interest. However, this bill allows a police department or sheriff’s office to use a person’s other legal names or known aliases on social media when sharing a booking photo if an exigent circumstance exists that necessitates their use due to an urgent and legitimate law enforcement interest.
(Amends Section 13665 of the Penal Code.)