In the period we live in, the most remarkable thing about the fact that police photos of a battered Rihanna have leaked is that it took a whole ten days for it to happen.

TMZ reporters have taken time out of their busy Octomom-stalking schedule to post the picture in question.

How did the site get their hands on such a sensitive, unauthorized picture? That's exactly what the LAPD is attempting to find out by launching an internal investigation; their official statement on the matter is posted on...TMZ, natch.