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Ouster unlikely for leaking of Tsarnaev photos

Sergeant faces probe, desk duty after releasing images of Tsarnaev

FRAMINGHAM — The State Police sergeant whose unauthorized release of photos showing the capture of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brought praise and criticism appears likely to keep his job, the leader of the State Police said Tuesday.

Colonel Timothy P. Alben said, after an administrative hearing resulted in Sergeant Sean P. Murphy being placed on restricted duty, that he held Murphy in “high regard” and considered him “an exemplary employee.”

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