Niagara police probe steroid, drug allegations within ranks
By Dave Seglins and John Nicol, CBC News
Posted: Aug 17, 2012
Chief plays down ‘shakeup’ inside Fort Erie, Ont., police detachment
Niagara Regional Police Service Chief Jeff McGuire, seen here, told CBC News some officers have been reassigned and two have been suspended pending an investigation by the force's professional standards groups. (John Nicol/CBC)
Police in Niagara region are grappling with allegations of steroid use and drug smuggling involving their own officers in the wake of an arrest of one constable by U.S. authorities in April.
CBC News has learned that Niagara Regional Police Service supervisors have launched an investigation following the arrest of Const. Geoff Purdie, a decorated 13-year veteran of the force and a former police instructor at a local college. A number of front-line officers within its Fort Erie, Ont., detachment have also been reassigned.
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