Alorton officer who owns tow business charged with misconduct

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Posted on September 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 21 at 9:33 PM

(KMOV.com) -- An Alorton, Illinois police officer has been charged with Misconduct after his job and business relationship was called into question.

Harry Halter, who is better known as "Dink", was arrested around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon by Illinois State Police.  He has been charged with Official Misconduct in connection to his job as an Alorton police officer.  The felony charge carries a $30,000 bond.

Halter is also the owner of Town and Country Towing in Alorton.  The FBI visited Halter's business on September 1st.  Halter told News 4's Chris Nagus that agents were looking for tax related information. 

The City of Alorton sends police tows to Halter's business and that raised eyebrows in August when customers told us they were being charged a fortune to retrieve their vehicles.  Some called it a conflict of interest to have a tow business tied to a city cop.

Details of Halter's arrest and why he was charged with Official Misconduct will be released on Thursday.

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