Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Suspended Hamilton cop facing more criminal charges

The Toronto Star is reporting that "A suspended Hamilton police officer awaiting trial after a 2015 Toronto police raid saw him charged with allegedly helping a drug trafficking organization is now facing 16 new criminal charges."

"On Tuesday, Craig Ruthowsky, who worked on the Hamilton police department’s gangs and weapons enforcement unit, was charged with bribery, two counts of breach of trust, two counts of obstructing justice, public mischief, two counts of weapons trafficking, fraud under $5,000, trafficking marijuana, perjury, two counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, robbery and two counts of trafficking cocaine."

In 2015 CBC reported that Ruthowsky was originally arrested in a gang sweep. Now CBC is reporting that "The new charges are: Bribery, Two counts of breach of trust, Two counts of obstruct justice, Public mischief, Weapon trafficking, Fraud under $5,000, Two counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, Trafficking marijuana, Perjury, Weapon trafficking, Robbery and Two counts of trafficking cocaine."

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