Boston Marathon Bombing

Officer Who Leaked Boston Bomber Photos Put on Restricted Duty

Will remain there until investigation is complete

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A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty Tuesday.

Sgt. Sean Murphy said he leaked the photos of what he called "the face of terror" to Boston magazine last week to counter a glamorized image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Three of Murphy's 14 photos show a battered Tsarnaev emerging from a boat in a backyard, blood streaked on his face and the red dot of a sniper's laser sight trained on his head.