Does the press or police department need my permission to release my name?

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Does the press or police department need my permission to release my name?

I am being charged with destruction of property. I told the detectives Iwould give a statement if they promise my name won’t be released in the paper. Yet less than a week later both my name and picture and statement are on the news and the internet. Do they have the right to do this?

Asked on March 10, 2012 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

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