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A media lawyer says the latest documents released in the police investigation into Toronto's mayor contain a police description of the video appearing to show Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine
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A media lawyer says the latest documents released in the police investigation into Toronto's mayor contain a police description of the video appearing to show Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

A judge today ordered the release of search warrant information in the ongoing Project Brazen 2 investigation.

Peter Jacobsen, who represents the media consortium fighting for access to the documents, said outside court that a highlight is the official description of what's in the infamous video.

He says police say that at one point Ford holds a glass cylinder in his mouth, lights the lighter and applies the flame to the tip of the glass cylinder in a circular motion.

Police say that after several seconds Ford appears to inhale the vapour.

At the end of the video Ford's attention is drawn towards what looks like a cellphone and appears to look into the recording device, then drops the glass cylinder and lighter on a table, briefly points at the camera and asks if it's on.

Another significant point that was outlined in the new documents was the fact that Ford had the opportunity to view the video, once police took possession of it. Through his lawyer, Dennis Morris, he turned down the chance.

The documents also paint a clearer picture when it comes to the timing surrounding the video. We now know that it was shot on Sunday, February 17th at 8:17pm. That's assuming the date and time was set properly on the recording device. Police have also learned that it was downloaded to a computer on the afternoon of April 25th.

There's not just one video either. There are five in total. Most are short, only a few seconds in length. But one of the videos has a man explaining to the camera what he'd just captured.

There is still one video unaccounted for. Police are hoping that one will shed some light on what happened in the moments after the 'crack video' was shot.

As has been outlined in past documents, and confirmed again in these pages, is the fact that Ford and Lisi met with each other and called on a regular basis.

But one of the most telling aspets of the documents, was a statement that read, "Some of these communications and meetings have been indicative to that of drug trafficking.”

We've also learned more about an alleged assault that involved one of Mayor Ford's high school friends.

Fabio Basso says his home was broken into on May 21st, with his elderly grandmother pushed aside, and he and his girlfriend both beaten with a steel pipe.

Nothing was ever taken from the home, and police have yet to make an arrest in that case.

 

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A media lawyer says the latest documents released in the police investigation into Toronto's mayor contain a police description of the video appearing to show Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

A judge today ordered the release of search warrant information in the ongoing Project Brazen 2 investigation.

Peter Jacobsen, who represents the media consortium fighting for access to the documents, said outside court that a highlight is the official description of what's in the infamous video.

He says police say that at one point Ford holds a glass cylinder in his mouth, lights the lighter and applies the flame to the tip of the glass cylinder in a circular motion.

Police say that after several seconds Ford appears to inhale the vapour.

At the end of the video Ford's attention is drawn towards what looks like a cellphone and appears to look into the recording device, then drops the glass cylinder and lighter on a table, briefly points at the camera and asks if it's on.

Another significant point that was outlined in the new documents was the fact that Ford had the opportunity to view the video, once police took possession of it. Through his lawyer, Dennis Morris, he turned down the chance.

The documents also paint a clearer picture when it comes to the timing surrounding the video. We now know that it was shot on Sunday, February 17th at 8:17pm. That's assuming the date and time was set properly on the recording device. Police have also learned that it was downloaded to a computer on the afternoon of April 25th.

There's not just one video either. There are five in total. Most are short, only a few seconds in length. But one of the videos has a man explaining to the camera what he'd just captured.

There is still one video unaccounted for. Police are hoping that one will shed some light on what happened in the moments after the 'crack video' was shot.

As has been outlined in past documents, and confirmed again in these pages, is the fact that Ford and Lisi met with each other and called on a regular basis.

But one of the most telling aspets of the documents, was a statement that read, "Some of these communications and meetings have been indicative to that of drug trafficking.”

We've also learned more about an alleged assault that involved one of Mayor Ford's high school friends.

Fabio Basso says his home was broken into on May 21st, with his elderly grandmother pushed aside, and he and his girlfriend both beaten with a steel pipe.

Nothing was ever taken from the home, and police have yet to make an arrest in that case.

 

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