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Aug272017

Release of Gianforte mug shot will be up to a judge

(BOZEMAN)- Media organizations are asking a Gallatin County District Court judge to release Congressman Greg Gianforte's mug shot, after the Bozeman Republican had the picture, and his fingerprints, taken late last week. 

The booking photo comes weeks after Gianforte was cited for attacking a reporter on the eve of the May special election. Gianforte had never been arrested for the assault, and pled guilty the following month. But the court had ruled he must have a booking photo and fingerprints taken as part of the case. 

However, because Gallatin County doesn't release booking photos, a District Court judge will have to determine whether the release of Gianforte's photo is in the public interest or should remain private. 

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