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Wednesday, May 01, 2024

NYPD union sues mayor's administration over new zero tolerance' policy on officer steroid use The Police Benevolent Association alleged the policy goes against previous legal agreements allowing officers to take prescribed steroids without consulting a district surgeon



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Mandatory and regular testosterone checks with obligatory drain-offs should the numbers pass levels determined to be safe. Thank you for your service,

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-05-01 03:43 PM | Reply

From the cited article...

... The 2011 contract prohibited officers from ingesting or possessing any anabolic steroid or other forms of human growth hormones without a medical prescription. However, the old standard didn't require officers to run any such prescription by their NYPD district surgeon before starting to use it.

The new protocol -- which was enacted on Dec. 26, 2023, and described in an internal memo reviewed by The News as a "zero tolerance drug policy" -- beefs up the old rule by affirming that officers must "immediately notify their district surgeon" of any steroid prescription they receive and provide "all supporting medical documentation" to the surgeon backing up the need for the drug. ...

I do not see why this new protocol is a problem. That is, aside from the use by the NY Post of "beefs up" to describe it.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-01 08:16 PM | Reply

"I do not see why this new protocol is a problem."

You have never encountered a cop on steroids?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-05-01 08:48 PM | Reply

@#3 ... You have never encountered a cop on steroids? ...

No. The last time I had an interaction with a police officer, he was asking me about a human compassion issue for a neighbor.

But I do not live in NYC.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-01 08:59 PM | Reply

#3 to be honest I've never met a male cop that isn't legally obese. Not since I was a child anyway.

Must be a California thing. They don't walk anywhere.

#5 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2024-05-01 09:16 PM | Reply

EVERY police physical abuse accusation should get a steroid check on the cop.

#6 | Posted by morris at 2024-05-03 07:44 PM | Reply

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