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Police Chief Mark Saunders said his professional-standards unit will look into other cases the four officers have been involved with throughout their careers.Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press

Toronto's police service was hit with another blow this week when four officers were charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.

On Monday, an officer was found guilty of attempted murder in the shooting death of a teenager, and on Thursday, the four officers were charged in connection with a drug case.

"It certainly has been an anomaly week when it comes to our service," Chief Mark Saunders said in a news conference after the charges were laid on Thursday morning. "I'm still proud of the good work that the vast majority of our men and women do. … We will get through this and we will do our best to get the public trust back that we have lost in certain areas."

Constable Jeffrey Tout, Detective-Constable Benjamin Elliott, Detective-Constable Fraser Douglas and Constable Michael Taylor are accused of providing false court testimony in the case of Nguyen Son Tran, whom they arrested for the possession and trafficking of heroin.

The charges against Mr. Tran were dismissed in September, 2015, after Superior Court Justice Edward Morgan found the case's evidence inadmissible due to a search and seizure that violated the defendant's rights.

On Jan. 15, 2014, the officers pulled Mr. Tran over for what they said was a suspected traffic violation. When they searched the car, they found 11 grams of heroin wrapped in a plastic bag and tucked behind the steering column of Mr. Tran's Toyota Camry.

One of the officers had arrested Mr. Tran a year earlier after finding heroin in the same spot of the same car. Mr. Tran pleaded guilty to a charge of heroin possession in that case.

In dismissing the charges in the second case, Justice Morgan said the testimony of the officers was inconsistent and that he believed they had concocted a false story about what led them to stop Mr. Tran and search his car. The officers testified that they searched Mr. Tran's car after seeing white powder sprinkled across the console.

The four officers are suspended with pay and scheduled to appear in court on March 11.

After Thursday's charges were announced, Chief Saunders said his professional-standards unit will look into other cases the four officers were involved with in their careers, the longest of which spanned 17 years. Chief Saunders promised to "leave no stone unturned."

The charges come just days after Toronto Constable James Forcillo was found guilty of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. He was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Constable Forcillo shot the teenager in an empty streetcar. Mr. Yatim was holding a switchblade and the officer testified that he was acting aggressively.

Mayor John Tory said at a news conference that he still has confidence in the police force.

"In a big organization like this, are you going to have incidents that happen – sometimes in bunches – that are troubling and concerning? Of course," he said. "And the real measure is how you handle those."