TRENTON, NJ (WCBS 880) – There could be civil or criminal charges as police officers in New Jersey are being investigated for steroid use.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

A newly formed task force is looking into steroid abuse among hundreds of law enforcement officers statewide.

“Certainly [we] are very thankful for their willingness to cooperate,” New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow said.

Dow applauded police union heads as the investigation ramped up.

“Not only are they looking at the violators who are using steroids improperly, they’re looking at the fraud, underlying fraud. We’ve brought in our fraud experts to talk about the payment scheme and whether these are payments that the new state of New Jersey should be assuming.”

Dow says legislation may also be needed to address the issue.

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