Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a web site where he encourages the public to poke fun at the ugliest or most odd-looking mug shots taken by his officers. He has a mug shot of the day contest, where citizens can vote for their favorite.
What do all the people pictured in these photos have in common? The are all innocent -- by definition, since they have not plead in any court or gone to trial.
Sorry, I know he has added the reminder that these folks are innocent on that page, but this kind of public shaming and ridicule for un-convicted arrestees (part and parcel with other favorites like the perp walk) are absolutely inappropriate for the police to engage in. It is absurd to see our Sheriff running his only little TMZ.
(Yes, I know there are private sites that engage in this, as the photos are public information. I have always wondered why arrest records are not confidential, but that is another post. There is a big difference between a private entity engaging in such a behavior and a law enforcement officer doing so.)