Huntington Beach Police said they are investigating an unauthorized leak of a photograph of UFC fighter Tito Ortiz taken in city jail after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a retired adult film star.
The photo was leaked to a celebrity gossip website, apparently without permission.
The photograph, taken of a video monitor, shows Ortiz sitting in the Huntington Beach Jail, said Lt. Russell Reinhart.
TMZ, a celebrity-gossip news website, obtained the photograph and posted it April 27.
Reinhart said the department is holding an internal investigation into the matter.
“The employee who took it was not authorized to release it to anyone,” Reinhart said in an e-mail. “This is being handled as an internal personnel matter, and we cannot comment further.”