The Canadian Press

2013-10-31 | Ford-Friend-Arrest

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On October 31st, allegations of a video showing Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine and uttering racist and homophobic slurs came to a head with a stunning police revelation that they had found what appeared to be the alleged video. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said forensic investigators were able to recover a deleted video file, seized as part of a broader police investigation. (The announcement came just hours after the release of a court document detailing allegations that Ford was connected to accused drug dealers and users, allegedly through his friend, Alexander Lisi, who was charged with extortion over alleged efforts to retrieve the video.)

Date: 2013-10-31
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 39 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we received information from our computer technology section that in the examination of a hard drive that had been seized on June thirteenth they were able to identify a number of files that had been deleted and that they were able to recover those files as a result I have been advised that we are now in possession of a recovers digital video file relevant to the investigations that have been conducted that file contains video images which appear to be those images which were previously reported into the in the press >>

Clip ID: 20131031CNCP01