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Police photographer who leaked bomber photos placed on 'desk duty '

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Source: CNN) Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Source: CNN)
A Massachusetts State Police photographer leaked photos from the night Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured after 'Rolling Stone' put Tsarnaev on the cover of the August issue. (Source: Rolling Stone/CNN) A Massachusetts State Police photographer leaked photos from the night Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured after 'Rolling Stone' put Tsarnaev on the cover of the August issue. (Source: Rolling Stone/CNN)

BOSTON (RNN) - A photographer with the Massachusetts State Police is assigned to desk duty, according to CNN and the AP, as punishment for releasing photos of the capture of alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Sgt. Sean Murphy was not authorized to release photos that he took the night Tsarnaev was captured after hiding in a boat that was in dry dock.

Murphy will also not have any contact with the public.

Boston Magazine published those photos last week after Murphy leaked the photos in an effort to counter the glamorized mage of Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone.

In addition to desk duty, Murphy served a one-day, unpaid suspension.

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