Earlier today TMZ released a photo of a battered Rihanna just after her alleged attack by Chris Brown. (Warning, the photo is disturbing.)

Shortly after the photo's release the LAPD called for an internal investigation and "filed a personnel complaint." A memo released by the department said the release of the photo was "unauthorized" and called for those with information to identify whomever leaked the picture.

Included in the LAPD's statement is an assurance that "The Los Angeles Police Department takes seriously its duty to maintain the confidentiality of victims of domestic violence."

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