Toronto Police will not release the video investigators have recovered that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.
Spokesman Mark Pugash tells NEWSTALK 1010 that if the video does become part of the public record, it will only be released only at the discretion of the courts.
"Chief (Bill) Blair has said from the beginning of this investigation that there is a process and that we will put evidence before the courts and its up to the courts to decide," he says.
Pugash was responding to calls by Ford's lawyer for Chief Bill Blair to release the footage.
Dennis Morris says on behalf of his client, he wants the video released immediately so the public can judge.
"[Blair] has seen it, let the public see it and let them judge for themselves," Morris says.
In an interview with NEWSTALK 1010's John Moore, Morris was critical of Blair, saying the Chief could barely contain the smirk on his face when he announced on Thursday that investigators had recovered a video which appears to be of the Mayor with a crack pipe in one hand and a lighter in the other.
Listen to the full interview here...
Meanwhile, Pugash says that Blair did not drop the video bombshell on a whim.
He got advice from experienced lawyers and was careful not to describe the contents of the footage.
Rob Ford's brother, councillor Doug Ford, told another media outlets that he believes Blair has prejudiced the case.
He also wants to see the video.
Doug Ford also noted that his brother has "used bad judgement sometimes."
(with files from Dave Agar)