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UPDATE: More Ford documents made public

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 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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  1. Angry Bill posted on 03/19/2014 10:54 AM
    I think after the months and months of hype and build up of this video, actually seeing it might be sort of anti-climatic.
  2. Frankie posted on 03/19/2014 11:05 AM
    One can speculate what was in the pipe however it's legally irrelevant. Let's focus on the real issues of the day. This is nothing we haven't already heard about.
  3. AdrianoC1981 posted on 03/19/2014 11:26 AM
    Let the media circus continue. What a joke!!! They waste all their time and I'm assuming money too paying their stupid lawyers to get this latest useless information released in hopes of tarnishing the Mayor's reputation. Witch hunt anyone? Here's some news: we already know about all this crap that you've wasted your time trying to get released. Do we really need( for ourselves and our children) a description on how to smoke crack coccaine? Once again, what a joke. Give me some news on what the mayor has done for the city of Toronto, not a course on smoking crack. GET OVER IT! Let the police do their jobs(lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol). Sorry, I couldn't contain myself. Police do their job, that's funny altogether. Can we please try to concentrate on issues revolving around the city and not the Mayor's personal life. Oh wait! BREAKING NEWS! The Mayor just took a crap and didn't wash his hands. Lets burn him at the stake. Get over yourselves people.
  4. Starchild posted on 03/19/2014 11:28 AM
    Oh my god. I was almost worried that we are going to have a day without robford hysteria. Come on 1010, why don't you expose scams done by this current government? Afraid from democracy and freedom?
  5. don was right posted on 03/19/2014 11:32 AM
    so one is left to wonder what Olivia and Jack did in their spare time - when he was not getting a full body massage?
  6. sojBee posted on 03/19/2014 11:53 AM
    Wow!! What a witch hunt! Someone wants this guy utterly destroyed! In the meantime Chow, Winn and Trudor were also illicit drug users as well, but their story is not as "sexy". Bunch of Hypocrites!
  7. John posted on 03/19/2014 11:58 AM
    Our provincial government is full of crooks and hemorrhages money on a regular basis, our public sector is robbing us blind, Russia is taking the first steps to becoming USSR Part 2, and the Indians are throwing disruptive, childish tantrums again.

    BUT HOLY SHIT, NEW ROB FORD FOOTAGE?!
  8. Rob Ford's Cadillac posted on 03/19/2014 11:59 AM
    You're ALL a bunch of whiny, ignorant, Rob Ford apologists.
    Take a bath.
    Go Chow! Go Wynne! Go ANYBODY not a right-wing, tea party north extremist!
    1. SojBee posted on 03/19/2014 12:57 PM
      @Rob Ford's Cadillac ignorant response. Typical name calling money grabbing, tax wasting leftists who feel every opposing view is somehow wrong, while they are off cause right.
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    1. Karl Burgin posted on 03/19/2014 12:22 PM
      @john Very appropriate answer......though I never knew cars had political affiliations. Must be a defective GM product.
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