Caddo Parish Violent Offenders for February 2023 (Mugshots)
The following mugshots are those who are accused of violent crimes in the month of February 2023. All those pictured are considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
Below is the law on booking photos as it currently stands in Louisiana:
Art. 234. Booking photographs
A. As used in this Article:
(1) "Booking photograph" means a photograph or still, non-video image of an individual generated by a law enforcement agency for identification purposes after arrest or while in the agency's custody.
(2) "Remove-for-pay publication or website" means a publication that requires the payment of a fee or other valuable consideration in order to remove or delete a booking photograph from the publication or which utilizes the publication of booking photographs for profit or to obtain advertising revenue.
B. Except as provided in this Article, a law enforcement officer or agency shall not provide a copy of a booking photograph in any format to a person requesting a copy of that photograph.
C.(1) No law enforcement officer or agency shall publish, release, or disseminate in any format a booking photograph to the public or to a private person or entity unless any of the following occurs:
(a) The individual is a fugitive, and a law enforcement officer or agency determines that releasing or disseminating the booking photograph will assist in apprehending the individual.
(b) A law enforcement officer or agency determines that the individual is an imminent threat to an individual or to public safety and determines that releasing or disseminating the booking photograph will assist in reducing or eliminating the threat.
(c) A judge of a court of competent jurisdiction orders the release or dissemination of the booking photograph based on a finding that the release or dissemination is in furtherance of a legitimate interest.
(d) The individual is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a crime, lesser crime, or lesser included offense as defined in Article 558 in response to the same crime for which he was arrested or if there is criminal litigation related to the same crime that is pending or reasonably anticipated.
(e) The individual is charged with a crime of violence as defined in R.S. 14:2(B), except stalking, or charged with any of the following offenses:
(i) Sex offenses as defined in R.S. 15:541.
(ii) Human trafficking offenses as defined in R.S. 14:46.2 and 46.3.
(iii) Offenses affecting the health and morals of minors, R.S. 14:91 et seq.
(iv) Offenses affecting the health and safety of persons with infirmities, R.S.14:93.3 et seq.
(v) Video voyeurism.
(vi) Cruelty to animals.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subparagraph (1) of this Paragraph, a law enforcement officer or agency shall provide a copy of a booking photograph to the individual who is the subject of the booking photograph or to the counsel of record for the individual upon request.
(3) A booking photograph published, released, or disseminated by a law enforcement officer or agency, except after the subject of the booking photograph being found guilty or pleading guilty or nolo contendere as provided in Subsubparagraph (1)(d) of this Paragraph, shall include a disclaimer that states "all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty".
(4) No law enforcement agency or employee thereof shall be subject to civil action or be held liable when the publication, release, or dissemination was made by mistake of fact or error, or was inadvertent and made in good faith.
D. The publication of a booking photograph of a Louisiana resident constitutes minimum contact with the state and by doing so, the party shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Louisiana courts.
E.(1) A remove-for-pay publication or website shall remove and destroy a booking photograph of an individual who submits a request for removal and destruction within seven calendar days from the day that the individual makes the request if both of the following conditions exist:
(a) The individual in the booking photograph was acquitted of the criminal charge or not prosecuted, or the individual had the criminal charge expunged, vacated, or pardoned.
(b) The individual submits, in relation to the request, evidence of a disposition described in Subsubparagraph (a) of this Subparagraph.
(2)(a) A remove-for-pay publication or website shall not require payment for removal or destruction of the booking photograph.
(b) Any remove-for-pay publication or website that seeks any fee or other valuable consideration for the removal or destruction of a booking photograph shall be subject to prosecution under R.S. 14:66.
(3) If the remove-for-pay publication or website does not remove and destroy the booking photograph, the remove-for-pay publication or website shall be liable for all costs, including reasonable attorney fees, resulting from any legal action that the individual brings in relation to the failure of the remove-for-pay publication or remove-for-pay website to remove and destroy the booking photograph.
Acts 2022, No. 494, §2, eff. June 16, 2022.