Lukaku to compensate LAPD
Posted: 22 November 2017 Time: 12:30 pm
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed to compensate the Los Angeles Police Department over repeated call-outs to loud parties in the off-season.
The Belgium international was arrested after police responded to five noise complaints during one week at a Beverly Hills residence where he was staying during his holidays.
Lukaku was initially facing a misdemeanour charge which could have carried a sentence of six months in prison, although the forward has instead opted to pay $450 to reimburse the police.
Commissioner Jane Godfrey, overseeing the case, said: "They are reaching a disposition in this case that the first thing that must happen is the defendant must pay Beverly Hills Police Department 450 dollars for multiple response calls."
Godfrey also revealed the initial charge had been reduced to a disturbance of the peace infraction, which carries a $100 fine plus other costs and penalties.