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Councillor Ford worries jury duty could endanger his family
The Toronto Sun reports that the councillor has asked to be excuse from serving on a jury
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Doug Ford
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Councillor Doug Ford is trying to get himself out of jury duty, saying that he thinks it would endanger his family.

Ford tells the Toronto Sun that while he believes in the justice system and would love to serve as a jury member, he is afraid his family could become a target.

He says if a person is convicted and feels vengeful, he or she could easily find his address and contact information.

Newstalk 1010 legal analyst Edward Prutschi says councillor Ford might not be a good choice as a juror anyway.

"If I were a Crown attorney in particular, knowing how many times that Doug Ford, specifically, has been critical of police in the last little while, I'm not sure he's the guy that I want there," Prutschi says.

The Sun reports that Ford will be back in the jury pool on Tuesday.

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Doug Ford
CTV News

Councillor Doug Ford is trying to get himself out of jury duty, saying that he thinks it would endanger his family.

Ford tells the Toronto Sun that while he believes in the justice system and would love to serve as a jury member, he is afraid his family could become a target.

He says if a person is convicted and feels vengeful, he or she could easily find his address and contact information.

Newstalk 1010 legal analyst Edward Prutschi says councillor Ford might not be a good choice as a juror anyway.

"If I were a Crown attorney in particular, knowing how many times that Doug Ford, specifically, has been critical of police in the last little while, I'm not sure he's the guy that I want there," Prutschi says.

The Sun reports that Ford will be back in the jury pool on Tuesday.

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