Chief Bill Blair: 'Doug Ford is lying, and I am prepared to take legal action' - 2014-08-01
In the latest eruption of a prolonged and unprecedented public battle, Police Chief Bill Blair says he might sue Councillor Doug Ford over Ford's suggestion that the chief gave the Star information about the looming subpoena of Mayor Rob Ford. "Doug Ford is lying, and I am prepared to take legal action," Blair said through police spokesman Mark Pugash on Friday.
The dispute between the chief and the mayor his detectives continue to investigate has raged since November. Blair has been far more restrained than the Fords, but he has demonstrated an occasional willingness to respond forcefully to their efforts to tar him as a vendetta-driven scofflaw.
The Star reported Friday that police are planning to subpoena the mayor as a possible witness in the extortion trial of Alexander "Sandro" Lisi. Lisi is accused of using threats to try to obtain the video in which Ford appears to smoke crack cocaine.