Arrest Publication

Justified Newspaper maintains the primary purpose of publishing an unbiased record of criminal activity that is made available to the public.

Louisiana’s open records law allows the public and media outlets to publish arrest information.

Requests For Removal of Name/Photo From Publication

Justified Newspaper is often contacted in reference to withholding the names and/or images of individuals that have been arrested from publication.

Justified Newspaper has established a non-preferential policy of publishing images and information of all persons arrested as provided by each agency or booking facility during the reporting period prior to each edition.


 There are no fees or payments accepted for exclusion from publication.


 Justified Newspaper does not provide any services (direct or otherwise) to remove or withhold an arrested person’s name and/or photograph from publication.

This information is obtained each week by Justified Newspaper within the provisions of Louisiana’s ‘Open Records’ law, namely through Article 228 of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure.

Please take the opportunity to review this content as it relates to access to public records for booking information of anyone arrested within the state.


 Any request to withhold arrest information or picture(s) from the publication will be denied, without explanation.


 Justified Newspaper attempts to obtain all possible arrest information with each agency that coincides with the weekly printing production schedule. Printing of all names and/or images may not occur each week due to space or time limitations, nor does Justified Newspaper imply or infer that it’s publication is a complete or an official record of all persons arrested within the time period.

Justified Newspaper maintains the primary purpose of publishing an unbiased record of criminal activity that is made available to the public.

All information presented in each week’s edition is a compilation of the arrest records (typically arrest affidavits) submitted to the detention facility from regional law enforcement agencies.

Each affidavit provides a reviewing judge of the circumstances that led to the listed person being taken into custody based upon the interpretation of the investigating agency’s officer.

After the judge’s review, an arrested person may have to appear in court at a later date, or may have charges dismissed altogether for a variety of reasons. 


 

Justified Newspaper publishes only the fact that a person was arrested on a particular date for the associated offenses listed.


 

An arrest is not an indication of guilt or participation in any criminal offense. 

Justified Newspaper maintains that all persons are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.