QUOTED: Bill Blair sidesteps the question of whether Rob Ford will be charged after more shady details surface

QUOTED: Bill Blair sidesteps the question of whether Rob Ford will be charged after more shady details surface

(Image: screenshot from a press conference on November ) (Image: screenshot from a press conference on October 31)
 

“All of the evidence that was gathered in that case has been reviewed by investigators and with Crown prosecutors in this case, and where reasonable probable ground to lay a charge exists, charges have been laid. But that is up to the investigators.”

—Police Chief Bill Blair, not really answering the question on many Torontonians’ lips: why hasn’t Rob Ford been charged with anything? Even in the face of the very damning allegations revealed today in formerly blacked-out sections of a police document, Blair refused to delve into the details, saying, “I don’t believe it is appropriate for police to comment on the evidence.” The chief’s ultra-cautious approach has even city councillors begging for an explanation.  “There appears to be two sets of rules,” said Adam Vaughan. “Two-tiered policing is not acceptable. Is a kid like Rob Ford, with a trust fund, getting a different type of policing?”