POLITICS

Hamilton cop arrested in police raid targeting Toronto gang denied bail

06/10/2015 05:13 EDT | Updated 06/10/2016 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - A Hamilton police officer who was arrested in a gang raid last week has been denied bail.

Const. Craig Ruthowsky's lawyer Bernard Cummins says they will appeal the judge's bail decision that came down Tuesday in a Toronto courthouse.

Toronto police charged Ruthowsky and 44 others last week in a raid that they say took down the violent Monstarz gang that ran drugs and guns.

Cummins says Ruthowsky will plead not guilty to the charges.

Ruthowsky faces five charges — three criminal organization-related offences, breach of trust and conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.