Cop who released Boston bomber photos stripped of badge and gun

Picture in Boston Magazine

The Massachusetts state trooper who released photos of the accused Boston bomber's surrender was stripped of his gun and badge and placed on restricted duty.

Sgt. Sean Murphy was assigned to desk duty while the department conducts an investigation into his unauthorized release of the photos. Officials said the probe will last several more weeks.

Murphy released the photos in response to the magazine "Rolling Stone's" photograph of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. Murphy was furious by the photo, he told Boston Magazine, because it glamorized terrorism and diminished the tragedy of the Boston marathon bombings.

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