For those of us who are anxiously awaiting the release of Kim Richards’ mug shot, it is not going to happen. Apparently, it has nothing to do with any of our conspiracy theories involving Kathy Hilton. Last night I sent an inquiry to the Beverly Hills Police Department which is the agency that arrested Kim. Apparently, Lindsey Lohen, Mel Gibson, and all the other celebrities who have been arrested in the area have been arrested by the LAPD.
Because if you get arrested, by the BHPD your mug shot is safe from the public. So much for adding Kim Richards to our collection of “real housewives” mug shots.
Click through for the official response from a BHPD spokesperson.
In response to your inquiry, The Beverly Hills Police Department considers booking photos or “mug shots” to be part of the investigation and thus, we do not pick and choose which are released and which are not. We do not release mugshots regardless of socioeconomic status or “celebrities” as you assert and apply this procedure equally to all cases handled by the Beverly Hills Police Department. Ms. Richards’ booking photo is being treated the same as any other arrestee’s booking photo and I assure you she is not receiving any special treatment. Please feel free to contact me if you any further questions.
I’m going to need someone out there to explain to me how a booking photo is part of an investigation. What are they even investigating? The police took statements at the scene, filed a report, made and arrest and her court date is next month. What could possibly be the point of this policy other than they arrest a lot of celebrities that try to pull string to keep their mug shot private? Only in Beverly Hills….