Chief Bill Blair says Sandro Lisi warned of a Doug Ford attack after crack video discovery - 2014-02-26
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, sitting at his desk at headquarters, spoke to the Star on Wednesday about the official complaint made against him by Doug Ford, a city councillor and brother of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. ( Randy Risling / Toronto Star )
Blair told the Star that after Lisi's arrest on extortion charges on Oct. 31, the Etobicoke man said to investigators: "Your boss is going to get his this weekend." In an interview Wednesday, Blair responded for the first time to a complaint made against him by Councillor Ford that was recently referred to the provincial police watchdog, as well as multiple verbal attacks against him since June by both Ford brothers. Toronto Police Services Board chair Alok Mukherjee told the Star earlier this week that the basis of Doug Ford's complaint was that the chief acted inappropriately during an Oct. 31 press conference at which he announced the recovery of a video of the mayor appearing to smoke crack, when, in response to media questions, he said he was "disappointed."