SHREVEPORT, La. – A federal investigation is connecting the dots between a steroids conviction of a Bossier Parish School Board member and the Shreveport Police Department.
A number of Shreveport police officers have been disciplined in an ongoing investigation into steroid use, informed sources tell KTBS.
Those sources say some SPD officers are on administrative leave in connection with the investigation.
KTBS asked Shreveport police how many officers are involved and their names. A spokeswoman released the following statement:
"We have several Shreveport police officers on leave -- pending a criminal and administrative investigation. Due to this being an open investigation... We cannot release any details at this time. The request for the names of the officers should be sent to the city attorney's office."
KTBS asked the city attorney's office for more information are still waiting for a response.
The investigation into the illegal sale of anabolic steroids came to light a year ago. That was with the indictment of now-former Bossier School Board member Mike Mosura. He pleaded guilty in August after admitting he sold anabolic steroids in the Shreveport-Bossier City area between 2016 and 2018.
Husband and wife Brant and Julie Landry were indicted along with Mosura. The indictment alleges the Landrys operated a "pill mill" -- focused on illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
Brant Landry and Mosura could spend years in prison. They are set to be sentenced in December.
Julie Landry’s case is still pending. She has a status conference next week in federal court in Shreveport.
KTBS also asked if other local departments are involved in the investigation. Pam Glorioso, chief administrative officer for Bossier City, said to her knowledge none of the city’s officers have been disciplined.