Wednesday, October 17, 2007

NYPD RESPONDS TO ROID STORY

From: DCPI [mailto:DCPI.DCPI@nypd.org] Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 10:58 PM To:

DCPI Subject: STATEMENT RE: CHANNEL 11 REPORT

Without seeking comment or confirmation from DCPI, WPIX-TV, channel 11 reporter Arthur Chi'en this evening broadcast an erroneous report which wildly distorted and exaggerated the facts in an IAB investigation, in cooperation with state health officials, in which six police officers are being investigated for the possible improper use of prescriptions to obtain anabolic steroids for non-medical, personal use.

A pharmacy employee was arrested yesterday in connection with the investigation. While the officers' conduct being investigated could result in disciplinary action, no arrests of police officers are anticipated.

Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne