Mass. State Police to investigate photog’s release of photos of Boston bombing suspect

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police will conduct an internal investigation into a department photographer’s release of gritty images of the surviving Boston Marathon suspect after Rolling Stone ran a cover photo of him.

The photos released to Boston Magazine on Thursday by state police tactical photographer Sgt. Sean Murphy show a downcast, disheveled Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) with the red dot of sniper’s rifle laser sight on his forehead.

He says his photos show the “real Boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.” The pictures were taken when Tsarnaev was captured April 19, bleeding and hiding in a dry-docked boat in a Watertown backyard.

State police spokesman David Procopio says the agency did not authorize the release of the photos and will investigate Murphy’s actions.

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