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Trooper Relieved of Duty for Releasing Boston Manhunt Photos

July 19, 2013  | 

A Massachusetts State Police sergeant has been relieved of duty, after he released stark images of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in response to a Rolling Stone magazine cover.

Sgt. Sean Murphy, who is also an agency photographer, surrendered his gun, badge, police ID, and other gear Thursday evening to a sergeant and two lieutenants who arrived at his home. Murphy has not been fired and his status will be reviewed at a hearing next week, repots Boston Magazine.

Earlier Thursday, Murphy gave hundreds of photos from the end of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt to Boston Magazine, including several images showing Tsarnaev emerging from a boat with a sniper's red dot on his forehead.

Murphy said he released the photos in response to Rolling Stone's cover showing Tsarnaev that the trooper said glamorizes a terrorist.

Tags: Massachusetts State Police, Boston Marathon Bombing, Officer Disciplined


Comments (6)

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robert cedre @ 7/19/2013 2:01 PM

Sad !

robert cedre @ 7/19/2013 2:04 PM

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ....

Troop @ 7/19/2013 5:47 PM

Good job shooting back at the liberal rag rolling stone. Keep your head up sarge.

Lenny @ 7/20/2013 5:13 PM

What an utter buffoon.

Troop @ 7/21/2013 2:27 PM

Save Sgt Murphy from the PC rats of all American police departments.

Dan @ 7/21/2013 6:49 PM

You're gonna get screwed....but you did the right thing. Wish I could afford to do that.

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