Members of New York's police department were warned against leaking any photos or mugshots of former President Donald Trump.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell issued the warning to NYPD's top cops.
One Police Plaza, where the office of Commissioner Sewell is located, reminded inter-department officials that the NYPD doesn't make a practice of releasing photos of arrested citizens in New York City.
With the warning from Sewell, any mugshot seen by the public would've had to have been leaked.
Word on the street is that Sewell was concerned that a leaked Trump mugshot would be used to attack the credibility of the NYPD department as being politically motivated.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg gave Trump the opportunity to surrender as part of a pre-negotiated bail package ahead of his indictment.
Ultimately, Trump surrendered at a police precinct in Manhattan where he was arrested on a criminal complaint.
Trump is being charged for his role in the payment of $130,000 in alleged hush money to adult star Stormy Daniels, who claimed she had an affair with the reality star-turned-politician in 2006.
The former president has denied he had a relationship with Daniels.
Bragg wrote at the time, "We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York. Our law enforcement partners will ensure that any specific or credible threats against the office will be fully investigated and that the proper safeguards are in place so all 1,600 of us have a secure work environment."
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