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Corruption charges laid against three OPP officers in connection with towing industry
 

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Corruption charges laid against three OPP officers in connection with towing industry
 

Molly Hayes

 
Crime and Justice
Three veteran Ontario Provincial Police officers are facing charges for giving preferential treatment to certain tow truck operators, in the latest corruption probe to target an industry long plagued with violence.
 
In an interview Saturday, OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique said he received an internal complaint back in early 2019 about the relationship between some of his officers and towing operators.
 
“Preference was given to a particular tow company in exchange for benefit to the officers,” he said, declining to get into the specifics of what that benefit was.
 
 
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