Police Chief Bill Blair accepts Doug Ford's apology - 2014-08-14
Police Chief Bill Blair has accepted a formal apology and retraction of previous comments from Councillor Doug Ford, dropping threats of a lawsuit. After Ford issued a letter — first approved by Blair and his lawyer — to the media Thursday, the chief held a press conference at police headquarters announcing the matter had been "resolved."
Toronto Chief Bill Blair responds to Doug Ford's apology.
"I accept the statement that I have received from him in its totality," Blair said. Ford apologized and retracted his comments. He also agreed to donate $1,000 to Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth where Blair is a board member. Ford had been facing legal action since Monday, when he was served by Blair with a notice of defamation for comments Ford made after the Star reported police were making arrangements to subpoena his brother Mayor Rob Ford in the extortion case against friend Alexander "Sandro" Lisi.