The Crown has withdrawn a corruption-related crime against an Ottawa police officer.
Mohamed Mohammed was charged with obstruction of justice in June following an anti-corruption investigation by the RCMP, when the RCMP accused him of sharing evidence with a criminal investigation.
One prosecutor cited the allegation as “no reasonable expectation of punishment.” It was withdrawn Wednesday morning.
Constate was charged with Mohammed. Haider El Badari is facing charges of breach of trust, obstruction of justice and making a person deal with a forged document.
Criminal charges against the two officers began after a month-long anti-corruption investigation, when a city drug investigation was underway when Ottawa police asked Mounties to investigate a potential charge of breach of trust.
Both men were immediately suspended with pay at the time of the allegations.
Charges for large fentanyl seizures
El Badri’s brother, Amir El Badri, 23, was arrested and charged following an attack on Homewood Avenue in June by Ottawa police. About 1.4 kilograms of fentanyl were seized, police said.
Amir El Badari, 23, is charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and criminal proceeds.
The RCMP investigation also brought charges against two civilians: Ashley El Badri, 29, who accused Haider El Badri’s wife and a man of fraud and Mohammed Salameh, 29, of dealing with forged documents.
Both officers have been appointed in 2018
Haider El Badari is a former corrections officer and graduate of the Algonquin College Police Foundation program. He is currently an Ottawa police patrol officer.
According to police board records, both El Badri and Mohamed have been in the service for only three years.
Mohamed was hired by the local army in June 2018 as an “experienced officer” or “direct access”, meaning he had previously worked in a different police service. Prior to his arrest, he was an officer of the Neighborhood Resource Team in the Eastern Division.
El Badri was officially appointed by the Ottawa Police Service in December 2018.