Tow Truck Drivers
A Chicago Police officer who allegedly sought and received extortion payments from tow truck drivers for steering vehicle tows from accident scenes was convicted on Friday as part of the FBI’s Operation Tow Scam corruption probe.
A 10th Chicago police officer has been indicted in the FBI’s ongoing investigation of a scheme in which tow truck operators were paying bribes to cops who steered them work.
In south suburban Harvey, a sting by police has ended with a robbery suspect critically shot, and another taken into custody. The two men are suspected in a string of tow truck robberies in Harvey and other south suburbs.
A South Side man charged with at least eight armed robberies of tow truck drivers on the South Side is being held without bond.