State Police Photog Releases Boston Bombing Suspect Photos
A Massachusetts State Sergeant released dramatic photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture in response to the Rolling Stone’s decision to feature Tsarnaev on its cover.
The shocking images of Tsarnaev, which show him bleeding and defeated by police, were originally published on www.bostonmagazine.com. Sergeant Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer, released the images on Thursday evening.
Murphy says he released the photos because he is outraged with the August cover of Rolling Stone. The cover features Tsarnaev in what many people are arguing a rock-star portrayal of the bombing suspect.
Murphy claims he wanted the world to see the real face of evil of a man who left a city devastated and caused a great deal of pain.
The Massachusetts State Police released a statement saying that the release of the photographs was not authorized by the State Police and they will be conducting an investigation of the release of the photos.
According to Boston Magazine, a more complete collection of Sergeant Murphy’s photos will be released in September.