Steroids may have complicated Blackwater shooting: Lawsuit

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:39 EDT
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CNN reports, “There are also new allegations that Blackwater security guards are on steroids. A civil suit on behalf of victims of a September shooting in Baghdad say that a quarter of Blackwater’s guards in Iraq are on steroids and other judgement altering drugs and that steroids could have played a part in that shooting. The suit also accuses them of ignoring a direct order and abandoning their post before the shooting. Blackwater says that it’s employees are banned from using steroids or any performance enhancing drugs but declined to comment on the other charges. 17 Iraqi civilians died in that September shooting.”

The Associated Press has more details HERE.

This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast on November 28, 2007.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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