Transcript for Police Officer Puts Career on the Line to Release Accused Boston Bomber Photos
Linzie janis. Up next, the duelling portraits of the accused boston bomber causing an uproar tonight. One, that rolling stone cover showing a portrait of the suspect. And now, new images of the desperate moments when dzhokhar tsarnaev was taught. A veteran police sergeant put his career on the line to release those pictures. Why? Here is ron claiborne. Reporter: This was dzhokhar tsarnaev the night he was captured, wounded and bleeding. Defeated. The red dot of a sniper's laser zeroing in on his forehead. Theses searing images were made public by a police photographer at the scene that night. Now angered by the "rolling stone" cover photo that infuriated so many americans who said it made the suspect look like a rock star. The dude gets in rolling stone a magazine I've read since college. Big problem for me. Reporter: The pictures of his last moments on the run were published online by boston magazine and taken by sergeant sean murphy. Murphy told the magazine, this is the real boston bomber. Not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of "rolling stone". Sergeant murphy did violated state police policy. He was relieved of duty and is facing tougher disciplinary action. For murphy, it was about truth, not glamour. This was real, said sergeant murphy. Real as it gets. Ron claiborne, abc news, boston.
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