There seems to be a profound disagreement between Toronto Police and the OPP about the extortion case surrounding the Rob Ford crack video.
The Toronto Star is reporting that the Toronto police train of thought is that the man who tried to shop the video to the media was the one being extorted, allegedly by Sandro Lisi. The OPP investigative thought process is that the extortion victim was Mayor Rob Ford.
The story points out that one theory does not mutually exclude the other. There could have been two extortion attempts.
The Star says the disagreement between the lead investigators is at such a point that the OPP has stepped back from the case, but has not stepped out.
According to the article, OPP communications officer Sgt. Pierre Chamberland said "The OPP has determined that there is no role for futher investigation because to date there is no new information or evidence that has been provided to the OPP."
You'll recall it was a month ago when Toronto's chief Bill Blair asked the OPP Commissioner to take an oversight role in the investigation but the the probe itself would continue to be conducted by the special unit Blair set up.