2 More OPP Officers Charged in Ongoing Tow Truck Investigation

February 26, 2021 Updated: February 26, 2021

Two more provincial police officers have been charged over allegations of corruption related to the province’s tow truck industry.

Inspector Steve Grosjean, 62, of the Ontario Provincial Police’s highway safety division in Mississauga, is facing a breach of trust charge. The OPP also arrested 57-year old Const. Bindo Showan on charges of secret commissions and breach of trust.

The charges are related to preferential treatment of towing companies in the Toronto area, said OPP spokesman Bill Dickson, adding that the force launched an internal investigation on these allegations two years ago.

The OPP had also arrested Const. Simon Bridle and Const. Mohammed Ali Hussain last month on charges of secret commissions and breach of trust related to the alleged towing corruption, with Bridle facing an additional charge of obtaining sexual services for consideration. The force suspended four other officers and put them under investigation with no criminal charges laid against them at the time.

With files from The Canadian Press