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Toronto Police officer charged with attempt to obstruct justice

April 26, 2024  By Toronto Police Service

Apr. 26, 2024, Toronto, Ont. – A Toronto Police officer has been arrested and charged by the Toronto Police Service.

It is alleged that in December 2020, an officer began an inappropriate personal relationship with a member of the public during the course of his duties, and in June 2023, the officer provided investigators with false, misleading or inaccurate information regarding a criminal investigation involving the individual he was having a personal relationship with

On April 23, 2024, Cst. Werton Maciel-Sampaio, 39, was charged with:

  • Two counts of Attempt to Obstruct Justice, C.C. 139(2)
  • Perjury, C.C. 131(1)

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Friday, June 7.


Cst. Werton Maciel-Sampaio has five years of service and is suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.

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