Four Toronto Police officers from 55 Division will be facing charges of obstruction and perjury, Thursday, after a judge said there were “inconsistencies” in a case against an alleged drug dealer.
Officers took down a man in January of 2014 around Gerrard and Broadview, and testified that the accused was in possession of heroin during a simple traffic stop.
After further probing in the accused’s trial, the presiding court authority alleges the officers concocted a false story and potentially placed the drugs in the vehicle.
The issue in question is if the drugs were planted, the following vehicle search in which the officers testified they found more drugs wrapped around a steering column, would not be authorized by law.
Toronto police are not commenting.