If you pay attention to For The Record, you’ll notice a common denominator: Everyone whose name is mentioned has been arrested for a felony (or at least the charge on the arrest sheets indicates a felony). Anyone charged with a state jail felony, or a third-, second- or first-degree, or worse, a capital felony, will probably see their name in the police activity logs.
Those arested for misdemeanor charges, however, won’t see their name published.
The reason is fairly simple: Felonies are considered the more significant offenses, especially those that involve bodily injuriy
Misdemeanors, however, are often lesser or minor crimes. (Some of those Class A misdemeanors can get kinda nasty, though.)
One exception: There are times that we will hold off temporarily on including a person’s name who has been charged with a felony. This is usually an instance in which the publication of one person’s identifiying info could harm an investigation or hamper efforts to arrest another person, or could for whatever reason, get the arrestee murdered. However, we try to make sure they are named as soon as any such concerns are cleared up.
Hope this helps.
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