Doj Usms Memo Re Mug Shots 2005
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Case 5:05-cv-01396-DDD Document 27-2 Filed 08/29/2005 Page 1 of 1 u.s. Department of Justice United States Marshals Service Office 0.1' of General Counsel \¥asllingfOll, DC 20530-/000 20530-1000 Washington, August 10, 2005 MEMORANDUM TO: All United States Marshals All Chief Deputy U.S. Marshals All Assistant Directors FROM: SUBJECT: Gerald M. Auerbach General Counsel ,);'t! i)tf! 7111- USMS Directive 1.12 - Release of Mug Shots to the Media Based on guidance from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Information and Privacy (OIP), by Memorandum dated August 19,2004, 19, 2004, the Office of General Counsel (OGCy" (OGC)~ notified you that mug shots would no longer be disclosed to the media in the Sixth Circuit. However, due to recent litigation and review by the Department of Justice, Civil Division, and DIP will be the Solicitor General's office, we are infonned informed that the Department of Justice, OIP retracting its guidance calling for the non-disclosure of mug shots in the Sixth Circuit. Circuit4 Accordingly, OGe's OGC's August 19,2004 Memorandum to you is now rescinded and the Sixth Circuit exception to the non-disclosure of mug shots to the media must be reinstated, i.e., mug shots will once again be disclosed in response to Freedom of Infonnation Information Act (FOIA) requests in the Sixth Circuit. aGe will implement this change directly, and will henceforth handle all FOIA requests OGC for mug shots received by any district. Thus, all requests for booking photographs (mug shots) directed to district personnel in the Sixth Circuit and elsewhere, should be forwarded to the Office of General Counsel (OGe) for appropriate response. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ed Bordley, United States Marshals Service, FOIPA Officer at 202-30790544 Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 9054. Exhibit A