Four Peel Regional Police officers have been sentenced to house arrest after admitting they lied on the stand about stealing a statue from an alleged drug dealer.
The drug squad officers pleaded guilty to one count each of attempting to obstruct justice.
According to The Canadian Press, an agreed statement of facts says that one officer carried out a one-metre tall wooden statue of “Scarface” character Tony Montana from Lowell Somerville’s storage locker in Toronto while the other three officers watched.
Court heard Const. Richard Rerrie, Const. Damian Savino, Const. Mihai Muresan and Sgt. Emanuel Pinheiro resigned from the force as part of a plea deal.
The judge accepted a joint submission of a 12-month conditional sentence, including six months of house arrest.