And finally… blockheads

And finally... blockheads

A police department has begun issuing photos of suspects with Lego heads superimposed on their bodies to comply with a new privacy law.

Since the start of the year, California law has prevented police from sharing photos of individuals accused of non-violent crimes, KRCR-TV reports.

Murrieta Police Department has continued to share photos of arrest on social media, but with faces censored in inventive ways.

Most of the images use the heads of Lego minifigures, while others use emojis, the Grinch, Barbie dolls and Shrek.

On Instagram, the force wrote: “The Murrieta Police Department prides itself in its transparency with the community, but also honors everyone’s rights & protections as afforded by law; even suspects.

“In order to share what is happening in Murrieta, we chose to cover the faces of suspects to protect their identity while still aligning with the new law.”

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