Former police officer accused of sharing info with organized crime suspects

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The Sûreté du Québec's internal investigators have charged a 54-year-old former police officer who allegedly shared confidential information with suspects in a 2016 organized crime investigation in the Outaouais. (Luc Lavigne/Radio-Canada - image credit)
The Sûreté du Québec's internal investigators have charged a 54-year-old former police officer who allegedly shared confidential information with suspects in a 2016 organized crime investigation in the Outaouais. (Luc Lavigne/Radio-Canada - image credit)

A former Gatineau, Que., police officer has been charged by the provincial police force after he allegedly shared inside information with suspects in an organized crime investigation.

The 54-year-old retired officer was charged by the Sûreté du Québec's internal investigators in connection with a 2016 investigation in the Outaouais, the police force said Tuesday evening in a French-language press release.

His name was not released.

The officer is accused of intentionally trying to hinder, divert or thwart the course of justice and violating the confidence of his office, police said.

He is scheduled to appear at the Gatineau courthouse Nov. 17.

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