Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said today that seven police officers have been suspended for steroid abuse following a three-year investigation.
Four other officers were suspended for "officer misconduct" at disgraced cop Kiko Pulido's illegal after-hours club at 24 Factory St. in Hyde Park (conveniently located right up the street from a BPD warehouse from which somebody kept stealing drugs a couple years back).
Another officer was given some unpaid time off for not reporting steroid use, Davis said in a statement.
In addition to the suspensions, Davis said he's ordered several steps to reduce future problems, including training supervisors in detecting signs of drug use, mandatory training for all officers on the health risks of anabolic steroids and pre-employment steroid screening of recruits. He said he is also looking at adding steroids to the list of drugs now screened for in annual drug tests and enacting a two-strikes-and-you're-out policy for steroids. These steps would require contract negotiations with unions representing officers.