Website sues Salt Lake County for booking photos

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 3:29pm

From The Salt Lake Tribune:  The operator of a website that publishes jail-booking pictures sued Salt Lake County on Tuesday for refusing his request for photographs of people admitted to the Salt Lake County Jail during 17 days in January.

Kyle Prall and his company, Information Freedom, LLC, are asking a 3rd District Court judge to overturn a County Council decision April 9 that upheld Sheriff Jim Winder’s rejection of an application — through the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) — for 1,388 "mug shots" of people booked into the jail between Jan. 11 and Jan. 27.