RCMP search OPP union office in Barrie as part of criminal investigation

The RCMP has executed a search warrant at the head office of the OPP Association in Barrie as part of a criminal investigation.

In a statement, the OPPA says RCMP officer executed the search warrants on Friday and obtained items from the head office, along with the offices of OPPA president Jim Christie, vice president Martin Bain and chief administrative officer Karl Walsh.

The association says they are cooperating with the RCMP investigation. Both Christie and Bain have taken voluntary leaves of absence, while Walsh has been placed on administrative leave by the OPPA board of directors.