Texas Governor Rick Perry chose to turn himself in on Tuesday after being indicted for one count each of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official. In the process, police took a mugshot:
BREAKING: Here is Gov. Rick Perry's booking photo. pic.twitter.com/pNhdEnqBVI
— KVUE News (@KVUE) August 19, 2014
Whether or not the charges against him are valid is another question. Jonathan Chait made the case that the charge is preposterous, while the Texas Observer's Christopher Hooks offers an explanation suggesting that Perry's behavior was, if not illegal, then certainly slimy. To get the basics, see Danielle Kurtzleben's story here.