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Police use of steriods a growing problem

CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on police
officers who use steriods
. Griffin reports this is a growing problem
across the country as police feel they need to bulk up to gain an advantage
over criminals. In an interview with Al Geoit, a former officer in rural
Michigan who was fired for poor job performance, which he attributes to his
use of steroids. "Far from alone, Al Geoit is one of hundreds of police
officers across the country who have been fired or sent to jail for illegal
steroid use. CNN has documented cases in 10 different states where police
officers were illegally using the artificial hormones." Griffin also talked
to Norman, Okla., Police Chief Phil Cotten, who "fired four of his officers
when he learned they, too, were on steroids." (Editor's Note: You'll need
to search the transcript on this Web
page
for "Drew Griffin" to find the story.)

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