Officer investigated for alleged steroid use

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A Murfreesboro Police officer is being limited to administrative duties pending the outcome of a federal investigation into his alleged steroid use.

Murfreesboro Police say 24-year-old officer Philip Hatcher had his police powers removed late Friday. The Murfreesboro Police Department's Internal Affairs also will be conducting an investigation.

The department has declined to release additional information surrounding the alleged steroid use.

Officials say Hatcher worked for the department as a dispatcher from May 2005 until October 2007, when he became a police officer.

The suspension comes a week after the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced it was investigating allegations of troopers using or selling steroids. That investigation is still pending.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com

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