MA Police Sgt. Releases Less Flattering Pics of Bomb Suspect


A Massachusetts State Police sergeant, incensed by the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, released his own photos of the apprehension of the accused terrorist to Boston Magazine without permission from his agency, says the Boston Globe. The pictures by Sgt. Sean Murphy show Tsarnaev bloodied and with a police sniper's laser-projected bead on his head. He said they show “the real Boston bomber. Not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.”

The Rolling Stone cover, which critics say glamorized Tsarnaev, “was an insult to any person who has ever worn a uniform of any color or any police organization or military branch, and the family members who have ever lost a loved one serving in the line of duty,” Murphy said. A state police spokesman said Murphy had been relieved of duty and will be subject to an internal investigation.

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