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Police department to post mugshots of arrests to facebook

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Credit: Fredonia Police Department
Credit: Fredonia Police Department


A New York police department is warning unruly youth that any arrestable behavior committed during an upcoming festival weekend will result in their mugshots being shared on social media.

In a Wednesday press release, Fredonia Police Chief Bradley C. Meyers stated that the public shame deterrent tactic was in “anticipation of the possibility of illegal activities” this weekend in the village- which just so happens to be when SUNY Fredonia officials celebrate Fred Fest, an end-of-school-year festivity.

With all Fred Fest activities banned on the 4,000-man campus, it is anticipated that students will venture out into local neighborhoods, partaking in alcohol-related activities.

“The Fredonia Police Department wants to make the community aware that officers are now wearing body cameras to assist in documenting the events as they are occurring and we will be posting all arrests on our Facebook page for public viewing,” Meyers stated in the release.

According to The Buffalo News, Meyers noted that court hearings will be held at all hours over the weekend and that those who cannot post bail will be sent to the Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville.

“If you are intending to attend a social event in the Village of Fredonia this weekend, we encourage you to obey the law. It would be unfortunate for future employers to see your arrest on social media” Meyers warned.

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