The subject line of this message is not meant figuratively, but literally. The following is excerpted from a longer post by mesha of the law enforcement watchdog group Idriss Stelley Foundation (named after mesha's son, who was shot and killed by police). This under-reported topic could explain some of the police brutality incidents that have become a frequent occurrence in communities across the U.S.
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Blog from Scott "Grits" Henson titled, "Morning Grits" :>
Where is Congressional investigation of steroid abuse among law enforcement?
Saturday, February 16, 2008, by Scott Henson
According to an article that appeared in the FBI Law
Enforcement Bulletin in 1991: "Anabolic steroid abuse by
police officers is a serious problem that
Ever since the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) began
selectively prosecuting high-profile athletes amidst
Congressional media grandstanding, I've been
wondering why the same focus isn't placed on
law enforcement, where there's at least as much evidence
of widespread use.
Dr. John Hoberman of UT-Austin in 2005 wrote an
informative article on the subject ("Dopers in Uniform,"
May 22, 2005). The full, footnoted piece is well worth
reading, but here's an excerpt that shows the connections
between police and steroids has been recognized for quite
So the next time you hear someone say that steroid
abuse isn't a problem among cops or that there isn't
a documented need to investigate the issue compared
to professional athletes, you might share
Dr. Hoberman's piece with them.
End of excerpt.