You have the right for certain actions to be forgotten.

LebTown believes that people have a right for certain actions to be forgotten.

Because the Internet may store or “cache” what we publish indefinitely, we place a high standard on the publication of names related to misdemeanor offenses. We may make exceptions to this policy if identification of the person in question serves the public interest, or if the crime in question is particularly heinous and worthy of infamy

In cases where a name has been published, we will remove the name from published content if the identified person is able to demonstrate that an expungement or sealing was granted. You may contact MidPenn Legal Services or the Public Defender of Lebanon County for legal guidance in this process.

As a matter of policy, we publish all releases from local police but redact any names before posting. The redaction of a name in a release does not preclude us from identifying the person at a later date, and ensures that we can make these releases available to the public in the fastest way possible while also abiding by the principles described above. The only case where we will publish a name in a police blotter is if felony charges have been filed with the state.

Please send questions or inquiries on this subject to editor@leb.town.