Sheriff launches Mugshot of the Day

A US lawman - known as 'America's toughest sheriff' - has released a series of mugshots online so the public can vote on their favourite.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio allows online users to browse through the photos on his website and then vote for the ‘Mugshot of the Day’.

He is previously best known for dressing prisoners in pink underwear and feeding them green baloney.

Sheriff Arpaio, of Maricopa County, Arizona, says he came up with the Mugshot Of The Day idea to give the public a voice in law enforcement.

He hopes it will highlight the work of his officers and help solve more crimes by making people more aware of local offenders.

Typically, the top picks are the most dishevelled, unusual-looking suspects among those booked in to his jails in Maricopa County.

Sheriff Arpaio rose to fame in 1993 when he started Tent City prison, which now has nearly 2,000 prisoners serving their sentences under canvas.

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