No charges in Rihanna assault photo leak
Two officers with the Los Angeles Police Department accused of leaking a photo showing pop star Rihanna after she was assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown will not face charges.
MTV reports that the Los Angeles Country district attorney conducted a three-year investigation in the leak and concluded that there is not enough evidence to connect the officers Blanca Lopez and Rebecca Reye to TMZ or a money trail. The now-infamous photo, which showed Rihanna bloodied and bruised, appeared on the website TMZ shortly after the star was attacked by Brown the night before the Grammy Awards in 2009.
However, the officers will face a disciplinary committee in August, and could still get fired from their posts at the LAPD.
Rihanna's attorney Donald Etra did not say whether the star would consider legal action. "Apparently this was an internal decision by the district attorney. A victim's privacy should be protected," he said.
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