Viewers Voice: Should photographer be in trouble for Boston bombing suspect photos?
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CREATED Jul. 19, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 19, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Massachusetts state police photographer sergeant Sean Murphy says he wants you to see the pictures of what he calls the real Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Boston magazine posted the photos online in response to the suspected bomber gracing the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Murphy took the pictures of a bloodied and injured Tsarnaev moments before he was taken into custody back in April. In one picture, you can see a red laser on his head from snipers.
State police relieved Murphy of duty for one day because it says he wasn't authorized to release them.
But some of you supporting Murphy's decision on Facebook.
Suzanne posed, "Every red-blooded American would have done the same thing!!!! Stop treating these terrorists like stars."
"There should be no further disciplinary action by BPD. Maybe we can take up a collection to replace his lost wages for the day.. Boston strong!," said Gayle.
Dane arguing, "The cop was wrong. He had no right to do what he did. I don't think it should be career ender."
Donna added, "Those photos didn't belong to him. It's a shame he ruined his career..."
A hearing next week will determine whether Murphy will be suspended, placed on restricted duty, or remain on full duty.