A published report says two Los Angeles police officers are on leave as part of a probe into who leaked a photo of pop singer Rihanna’s battered face after she was assaulted by her former boyfriend Chris Brown.
The Los Angeles Times, citing anonymous law enforcement sources, said Friday that nine-year veteran Rebecca M. Reyes and rookie officer Blanca Lopez had been assigned to home pending the outcome of the probe into how celebrity Web site TMZ.com got the photograph.
The police sources requested anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. The Los Angeles Police Department had no comment.
It is a misdemeanor for law enforcement officers or civilian employees of police agencies to profit by leaking confidential material.