The Los Angeles Times reports the police officer who allegedly sold a photo of Rihanna bruised and battered after a run-in with then-boyfriend Chris Brown back in 2009, along with a rookie cop who told TMZ about the assault, won't face criminal charges. Both officers are women who were placed on paid leave for more than two years and later relieved of duty without pay during the investigation, the paper notes.
The newspaper revealed that after an exhaustive search of hard drives, mobile phones, and even bank accounts of LAPD officers Blanca Lopez, 28, and Rebecca Reyes, 39, no evidence surfaced of a rumored 62-thousand-dollar payoff for the picture, which was illegally leaked from police evidence.
Lopez was found to have called the site, while Reyes snapped the pic and shared it with several other officers, who were disciplined as well.
Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault on February 8th, 2009. He pleaded guilty in June of that year and was sentenced to community service and probation, and was also ordered to take classes about domestic violence.
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