noah | February 20, 2009 10:30 am

The Los Angeles Police Department is launching an investigation into who leaked a photo of Rihanna taken after her domestic-violence incident with Chris Brown. (Which we are not posting because it can be found pretty easily, and it’s quite horrifying on multiple levels, although that fact no doubt caused the head of the gossip site that leaked the photo in the first place to add a little bit of jizz to his ever-present Starbucks cup.) “The Department launched an immediate internal investigation and subsequently filed a personnel complaint,” the LAPD said in a statement. “A violation of this type is considered serious misconduct, with penalties up to and including termination.” [LAT]