OPP charge three of their own, suspend four others in towing investigation

Police investigated allegations of corruption in the towing industry

An investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police into allegations of corruption related to the tow truck industry in the Toronto-area has led to charges against three OPP officers and the suspension of four others.

The three officers up on charges of secret commissions and breach of trust all have at least 20 years’ service with the OPP. Two of the officers are from the Highway Safety Division, and the other is from the Toronto detachment.

Four more officers are under investigation, including two from the Highway Safety Division. They have been suspended with pay, but have not been charged.

A 52-year-old civilian from Toronto has also been charged with secret commissions and aiding and abetting breach of trust.

The OPP launched their investigation in October 2019.