A former Hamilton undercover police officer, on stress leave, has filed a lawsuit against the Hamilton Police Service and the OPP for 6.75 million dollars.
A story in the Spectator says Paul Manning is alleging the service failed to protect him and his family while he was undercover investigating organized crime.
Manning says the team working with him during the infiltration lacked proper training and there was no “structured exit strategy” for him and his spouse.
There are numerous other allegations, none of which have been proven in court.
While Police Board Chair Lloyd Ferguson has refused comment, saying the suit is before the courts, he did say the board directed legal counsel to vigorously defend it.
The Manning’s are seeking $4.5-million from the Hamilton Police Service and 2.25-million from the OPP.