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Abbe Dorn, bodybuilding cop once on American Gladiators, resigns amid steroid probe

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According to the lawsuit, the third officer entered the room, and in combination with Dorn and the other male cop, they pulled Mukherjee's arms behind his back with a baton and "bent one of his legs back while another stood on his ankle and rocked back and forth while standing on his ankle."

Then, after handcuffing Mukherjee, the officers allegedly "pushed him face first on the carpeted floor in a wheelbarrow-like fashion causing contusions and scrapes to his face."

Other party attendees reportedly began recording these actions using cell-phone cameras. But the suit says Dorn "approached the people holding cell phones and physically took them without permission, walked into the kitchen of the apartment and placed them in a bowl of water in an attempt to destroy the evidence."

After that, Mukherjee alleges more mistreatment, including finger twisting and head-smashing as he was led down the corridor while in custody. He claims one male officer declared, "I was trying to break his fucking face."

These allegations ultimately led to an out-of-court settlement of $30,000, according to CBS4, which has the scoop on the latest Dorn inquiry. The station's Brian Maass cites three law-enforcement sources who say the FBI investigated Dorn more than a year ago for "possible connections to steroid purchases."

No charges were filed as a result of these efforts, but an internal Denver Police Department probe into similar issues appears to be ongoing. DPD spokesman Lieutenant Matt Murray wouldn't talk about the specifics of the investigation, but he confirmed that one is underway. He added that during this process, Dorn has been taken off the street and assigned to administrative tasks.

Dorn offered no comment to CBS4, but Maass's sources tell him she could face termination if it's determined that she procured and used steroids.

Continue for more photos of Dorn, as well as the 2010 lawsuit and a 2008 American Gladiators promo clip in which she can be seen working out.
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