Aurora Police Consider Charging Booking Fee For Suspects

AURORA (CBS) — Getting arrested in Aurora could soon cost even more.

Officials are considering slapping a $50 booking fee on suspects taken into custody.

The police department says it actually costs about $66 to book a suspect and takes two officers off the street for about an hour.

Believe it or not, but Aurora officials say some suspects with outstanding arrest warrants come to Aurora to get arrested to avoid a booking fee in other towns.

Other towns that charge a booking fee include Downer’s Grove and Oswego.

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  • Rick

    The numbers in this story are misleading. The cost of taking a digital picture is zero and the officers are all on the clock to begin with. This is just another fee to stick on the taxpayers.

  • Perry

    Unless you sign up for 50% off booking fee at Groupon.

  • Charlie

    Rick, There is more to booking than just taking a digital photo.

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