BOSTON, Mass. (WPRI) - A Massachusetts State Police Sergeant was outraged by Rolling Stone's decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover and in reaction released dramatic photos of his capture.
Shocking images of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bleeding and defeated were published on Thursday evening initially on www.bostonmagazine.com. The images were released by Sgt. Sean Murphy who is a tactical photographer with the Massachusetts State Police.
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Sergeant Murphy said he released the photos because he is furious with the August cover of Rolling Stone magazine which features a rock-star portrayal of the accused bomber.
Murphy told the Boston Magazine that he wants the world to see the real face of evil and a man who caused a great deal of pain.
The Massachusetts State Police released a statement on Friday that read in part:
"Today's dissemination to Boston Magazine of photographs of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev and police activity related to his capture was not authorized by the Massachusetts State Police."
Massachusetts State Police then revealed that they will conduct an internal investigation of the department photographer's release of the photos.
According to Boston Magazine , a more complete collection of Sergeant Murphy's photos will appear in its September issue.