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Cop on desk duty after releasing unauthorized photos of Suspected Boston Bomber

© (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File) © (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File)

MASSACHUSETTS (WKOW) – A veteran state police sergeant in Massachusetts is on restricted duty after releasing arrest photos of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Sergeant Sean Murphy released some photos to Boston Magazine without permission from his department.

The magazine says he did it because he was angry about a glamorous depiction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Rolling Stone Magazine. 

The arrest photo shows a bloodied Tsarnaev with the red dot of a sniper's rifle locked on his forehead.

Sergeant Murphy will remain on desk duty until a full internal investigation is complete.  A closed hearing for Murphy took place Monday afternoon.

The president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts says the disciplinary process with the state will remain the same, despite the incident.

Sergeant Murphy's son says his dad made the right choice.

Connor Murphy says, "My dad has always been a huge hero to me and throughout this process he has shown the characteristics that I hope to someday model myself after."

Sgt. Murphy has already served a one-day unpaid suspension for the unauthorized release of the photos.

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