The Sky-Hi News occasionally receives requests to remove names or mug shots from crime stories.
When reviewing those requests, we will rely on the courts and the legal process used to expunge, or clear, records. People who have committed nonviolent crimes and successfully petitioned the courts to permanently delete records of their criminal cases can submit a request for the removal of their name or mug shot from a specific story.
The emphasis of this policy is on victimless crimes. The Sky-Hi News won’t be removing names from stories about violent crimes, sex crimes or major felony cases that drew community interest.
Requests also will not be considered for elected officials and other notable community leaders or public figures because they are held to a higher standard and should remain accountable for their actions.
Like most policies, this one is not absolute. We still reserve the right to publish or not publish.
A copy of those records must be included below. Please allow the editor one week to review your request.