Albuquerque Police Launch Officer Steroid Probe

Dec 20, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Detectives are investigating allegations of steroid use among Albuquerque police officers.

Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz confirmed the probe at a news conference Wednesday but said he did not know how many officers may be involved. Schultz also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is "monitoring" the department's investigation amid the FBI's own probe into Albuquerque police over excessive force claims.

The confirmation of the steroid use probe came as Schultz announced the arrest of officer Daniel Burge on charges of receiving or transferring stolen property. Schultz said Burge stole a television set from an Albuquerque apartment earlier this year but wouldn't say if his arrest was related to the steroid probe.

Burge's arrest warrant is sealed. It was unclear if he had an attorney.