Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson announced that his department will cease publishing mug shots and booking logs online. The decision comes after numerous citizens expressed concerns about the negative impact of publicizing such information, including potential shaming, legal disadvantages, and harm to reputations and mental health.
However, the timing of this announcement has raised eyebrows, as Sheriff Fusa’s daughter, Sarah Fuson, is currently under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for alleged child abuse. Critics argue that the decision to stop publishing booking information could be seen as an attempt to shield Sarah from public scrutiny during the ongoing investigation. The department has not commented on the connection between the policy change and the ongoing case.