Fourth OPP officer charged in ongoing tow truck investigation
Charges relate to alleged preferential treatment of tow-truck operators in the Toronto area, OPP say
A fourth provincial police officer has been charged in a two-year long probe into alleged crimes in the tow-truck industry.
Ontario Provincial Police say 62-year-old Insp. Steve Grosjean with the force's highway safety division in Mississauga, Ont., faces a breach-of-trust charge.
OPP spokesperson Bill Dickson says the charges relate to alleged preferential treatment of tow-truck operators in the Toronto area.
OPP also say they have arrested 57-year-old Const. Bindo Showan on charges of secret commissions and breach of trust.
Three other veterans of the force were changed last month in the ongoing probe:
- 53-year-old Const. Simon Bridle, who is attached to the highway safety division's 407 detachment.
- 52-year-old Const. Mohammed Ali Hussain, with the Toronto detachment.
- 57-year-old Const. Bindo Showan, who is with the 407 detachment.
Bridle was also charged with obtaining sexual services for consideration, police say.
At the time, police said four other OPP officers — including two commissioned officers from the highway safety division — had not been charged but were suspended with pay while under investigation.
It's unclear if Grosjean was among them.
With files from CBC News