The NYPD supervisor caught in a 2007 steroids probe faces a 30-day suspension and a year of probation for abusing human-growth hormone, The Post has learned.
A departmental trial for Deputy Chief Michael Marino, 52, second in command of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, resulted in the recommendation — but the final decision on punishment will be made by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Marino, a 32-year NYPD vet, was among two dozen cops who bought steroids and HGH from Lowen’s Compounding Pharmacy in Brooklyn.
Marino volunteered for a drug test in 2007, which showed he didn’t have steroids in his system.
Marino had a prescription for HGH, but the NYPD rejected his claim that the muscle- and bone-enhancing drug was medically necessary, according to sources.
He had obtained the prescription from Dr. Richard Lucente of Staten Island, who was under investigation for writing thousands of steroid scripts.
Marino did not return a call for comment. Since the juicing scandal erupted, the NYPD has instituted random steroid testing for all officers.