Staff Reporter

March 29, 2022

-Ottawa Citizen


Corruption charges against an Ottawa police officer and tow truck owner were stayed on Tuesday due to delays in bringing the case to trial.

Const. Hussen Assad and Jason Ishraki, of Ottawa United Towing, were charged in April 2020 as part of a 10-month anti-corruption investigation by the RCMP. Two other Ottawa police officers, Kevin Putinski and Andrew Chronopoulos, were also charged at the time, but those charges were stayed earlier this month after they admitted wrongdoing for their actions and resigned from the force.

The RCMP alleged that Ottawa officers traded information on the location of collisions to select tow operators in exchange for cash.