Probe Sought Into Steroid Use By NJ Cops

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several lawmakers are calling for an investigation into steroid use by law enforcement officers and firefighters in New Jersey.

The requests follow a seven-month investigation by The Star-Ledger of Newark that found at least 248 officers and firefighters had obtained steroids, growth hormone and other muscle-building drugs from a Jersey City doctor. The newspaper found he often falsified diagnoses to justify his prescriptions for the substances.

The newspaper also found the officers and firefighters used their government benefits to pay for the drugs in most, if not all, cases.

Deputy Assembly Speaker John McKeon wants Attorney General Paula Dow to open a criminal inquiry.

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  1. WOODSIDE MIKEY says:

    NOW I KNOW WHY THE TROOPERS RUN FASTER THEN THE CARS ON THE GARDENSTATE PARKWAY !!!!

  2. foghorn says:

    Steroids turn these muscle head freaks into psycho’s. So many cops today are downright scary. You can see something wrong in their eyes.

  3. Johnny says:

    Union Yes!

  4. J says:

    Criminal inquiry for what? Aren’t you invading the privacy of individuals; a violation of HIPPA laws without signed consent?

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