Peel Police-Officers Charged as a Result of a Criminal Investigation

Posted on Thursday May 03, 2018

Region of Peel In May, 2017, following the release of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in R. vs. Somerville, court file #802/15, Chief Jennifer Evans immediately commenced an investigation into the conduct of the officers involved in that matter.  Pending conclusion of the investigation, the officers involved were suspended with pay as per the provisions of the Police Services Act.

“Upon learning about the ruling, I immediately ordered an internal investigation to be conducted by our Professional Standards Bureau into the conduct and actions of the involved officers.  Our officers are held to a high standard in order to maintain the trust that we have worked so hard to build with our community.” said Chief Evans.

After a lengthy and in-depth investigation and after consulting with the Ministry of the Attorney General’s office, the four involved officers have now been charged with the following criminal offences.

Sergeant Manuel PINHEIRO has been charged with one count of Theft Under $5000.00, one count of Obstruct Police, two counts of Perjury.

Constable Richard RERRIE has been charged with one count of Theft Under $5000.00, one count of Obstruct Police, two counts of Perjury.

Constable Damian SAVINO has been charged with one count of Theft Under $5000.00, one count of Obstruct Police, two counts of Perjury.

Constable Mihai MURESAN has been charged with one count of Theft Under $5000.00, one count of Obstruct Police, two counts of Perjury.

All officers remain suspended and have been released by way of a Form 10 and 11.1 and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Monday June 4, 2018.

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