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October 9, 2014
Dallas ISD investigation into alleged illegal steroid use in its police department finds wrongdoing

A Dallas ISD investigation into alleged illegal steroid use in its police department has implicated five employees of wrongdoing or not coming forward with information. A police officer and a security officer resigned following the investigation, according to a district email on Wednesday. Two other police officers were recommended for termination and another for a three-day suspension. “The investigation found that an officer sold what was alleged to be an illegal steroid to another officer who, along with several other officers, failed to report this information to supervisors,” the email states. According to the email, the investigation was started based on information that came to light on Oct. 2. The DISD police department consulted with the District Attorney’s office and determined no criminal charges are warranted, it states. The district didn’t release the names of the employees. But the email states that the two who resigned were assigned to Kimball High School. “Statements were obtained from the coaching staff at Kimball High School to ensure that no students were involved in any steroid use,” the email states. “The investigation determined that no students or staff outside of the police department were involved.” http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2014/10/dallas-isd-investigation-into-alleged-illegal-steroid-use-in-its-police-department-finds-wrongdoing.html/