Over the years we discussed steroid use among our nation's police forces, which presents a problem if anabolic steroids increase behavioral aggressiveness. Now a police chief in Oregon falls when he fails to aggressively pursue an investigation into his force using illegal anabolic steroids.
Greg Kroeplin had been chief of the suburban Portland farming community since January 2006.
The Oregonian reported the 48-year-old Kroeplin had been on paid leave since Nov. 17, a day after the Portland newspaper ran a story with details of the allegations.
The FBI alleged Kroeplin failed to address numerous complaints about former Officer Jason Deason's steroid abuse, enabling Deason to buy steroids on the job and in uniform without any serious investigation.