Mass. State Police Sgt. Facing Hearing for Releasing Bombing Suspect Photos

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    Sean Murphy was suspended for a day after releasing photos of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Boston Magazine (Published Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014)

    (NECN) - A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for the Massachusetts State Police sergeant punished for releasing photos of the arrest of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    Sergeant Sean Murphy, a 25-year veteran of the state police, was suspended for one day after he provided a number of photos to Boston Magazine.

    Many state officials and the U.S. Attorney condemned the photo release.

    A Facebook page has been set up in support of Sgt. Murphy.

    On the page is a photo of Murphy and marathon bombings victim Jeff Bauman.

    The hearing is not open to the public.