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Toronto police to investigate latest Rob Ford drug video

Posted by Chris Bateman / May 1, 2014

toronto rob fordToronto Police will investigate the latest video that appears to show Rob Ford using drugs, possibly crack cocaine, the Globe and Mail reports. "I suspect we will, yeah," Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux, the police officer leading Project Brazen 2, the investigation into possible criminal actions by Rob Ford, told the newspaper.

Giroux said that the police will accept evidence from any source, including the media, and that a new video would fall under the umbrella of Project Brazen 2.

The paper, which paid $10,000 for stills it published last night, says the videos were filmed by a drug dealer on Saturday night in the basement of Rob Ford's sister, Kathy. It's not been made clear exactly what Ford was doing in the videos, though the Globe says the drug was described as crack cocaine.

The plot thickens.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

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SMS / May 1, 2014 at 10:03 am
Why are you saying they WILL investigate when it's clear that Giroux has said "I suspect we will, yeah". It's obvious there's no official statement from Toronto PD.
Todd Toronto / May 1, 2014 at 10:08 am
I'm sure if there was one Rob Ford article on BlogTO right now, it would have about 70 comments. Instead there are about five articles and they have, in total, about 20ish comments.

Interesting experiment, BlogTO!
Chester / May 1, 2014 at 10:08 am
I'm curious, considering the globe paid $10k for the video to a known drug dealer and I'm assuming they paid by cheque or draft when that person deposits that draft or cashes it ( I don't know a bank that would cash a $10k draft) wouldn't that constitute money laundering. I'm assuming they didn't pay cash because how could they justify that by accounting standard. I hate Rob Ford but a guy doing drugs to me is a petty crime compared to what seems to be a serious federal crime between a major corporation and a known drug dealer who is part of a bigger problem. But it's good to see the cops have their priorities straight.
Al replying to a comment from Chester / May 1, 2014 at 10:16 am
There's nothing illegal about selling a picture so there's no money to be laundered.
Rusty / May 1, 2014 at 10:26 am
They cannot investigate jack (The best they can do is give tickets for speeding at the end of the month). Besides they are all doped up themselves on crack or steroids.
chester replying to a comment from Al / May 1, 2014 at 10:38 am
I;m sure the Globe did their legal due diligence but the hypocrisy is hilarious. There's no way to prove what the $10K or possibly six figures he's trying to get for the video but I think we can be assured that the money is going to be put back on the street?
Ray / May 1, 2014 at 10:39 am
Like what politician doesn't do drugs? He's just the only that's been caught with proof.
Jacob / May 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
The guy selling the video probably wants so much for it because he needs to get the hell out of Dodge.

There's NO WAY Sandro Lisi doesn't know who he is, so the clock is ticking.
The Shakes / May 1, 2014 at 10:52 am
Good to see the paid Ford apologists putting in almost a solid hour of work from 9:54 to 10:44. Good work guys, you deserve some Tim Bits, after the break come back with some new handles and really giver' until lunch time, OK?
RKMK replying to a comment from Ray / May 1, 2014 at 10:53 am
Well, Ray, he's also been caught being misogynist, racist, homophobic, and violent, but I see that sort of doesn't register with *you.*
iSkyscraper / May 1, 2014 at 11:37 am
Not super impressed with Toronto Police Service (or the OPP for that matter) at the moment. After all the publicity , how could Ford have been drugging up all over the place without them knowing about it?

Kind of dropped the ball, guys. He should have been led out of office to prison in handcuffs, not off to rehab with a non-apology press release.
Stu replying to a comment from RKMK / May 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Like politicians aren't like that behind closed doors?
RKMK replying to a comment from Stu / May 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Some are sure, but to assume that they all are says more about you than it does politicians.
Ben replying to a comment from Chester / May 1, 2014 at 01:45 pm
"I'm assuming they paid by cheque or draft"

It's also my understanding that drug dealers selling videos of politicians smoking crack typically prefer cheques.
Chester replying to a comment from Ben / May 1, 2014 at 02:28 pm
From a basic accounting standards how do you account for that expense, $10k cash to drug dealer. CRA would love that description.
Keystone Kops / May 1, 2014 at 02:48 pm
TV movie Ford police investigation out in fall, Mel Gibson production, starring SpongeRob FatPants, Lurch (as Doug), Fatty Arbuckle (as Kathy). Irwin Mimico as Best Boy.
The Shakes / May 1, 2014 at 04:31 pm
For an uneducated spoiled rich kid, Rob Ford seems to have an incredible grasp of Economics. It was absolutely brilliant how he screwed the drug dealers. In a move of pure genius he has reduced the value of incriminating videos and photos from 100K to 10K...

...by flooding the market. Well done Rob, well done!
Jordan / May 1, 2014 at 06:03 pm
It's not illegal to buy photographs from an alleged drug dealer, you dummies.
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