Saturday, February 21, 2009
Invasion of privacy
You just knew when this happened that somehow, somewhere the photo of a battered Rhianna was going to show up.
Someone's head is going to roll for this.
Rhianna -- The face of a battered woman
TMZ.com and LAPD News release
Los Angeles: The unauthorized release of a domestic violence photograph immediately
generated an internal investigation.
At about 7 p.m. on February 19, 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations
Section began receiving numerous inquiries about the release of a photograph associated with a
domestic violence incident that occurred on February 8, 2009, involving entertainer Chris
Brown. The photograph appeared on an entertainment website. The photograph has the
appearance of one taken during an official Domestic Violence investigation.
The Los Angeles Police Department takes seriously its duty to maintain the confidentiality of
victims of domestic violence.
The Department launched an immediate internal investigation and subsequently filed a personnel complaint.
A violation of this type is considered serious misconduct, with penalties up to and including
Anyone with information concerning the unauthorized release of the photograph is asked to call,
during regular business hours, (213) 485-4152. After-hours or on weekends, calls may be
directed to our 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text
“CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips. When
using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”
Tipsters may remain anonymous.