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Police Entangled in Tow-truck Kickbacks

Online Exclusives ​Art Stewart May 12, 2020

Law enforcement agencies need strong ethics policies and procedures to deter officers from cashing in on corruption.

​A 10-month investigation has uncovered an alleged kickback scheme involving Ottawa police officers and a tow-truck operator. According to the police investigation and reporting by the Ottawa Citizen, three officers solicited bribes from a towing service in exchange for information about the locations of vehicle crashes.

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​Art Stewart

Art Stewart is an independent management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in internal audit, financial management, performance measurement, governance, and strategic policy planning.​​​