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Duly Quoted: Rob Ford on Ongoing Police Investigation

Mayor responds to the news that police are seeking his cellphone records.

“I will just give them my cellphone. They can take it….They are going to need an army to go through [my calls] because I call a lot of constituents. They can drive around with me and listen to all the calls I make.”

—Rob Ford, responding to the news that Toronto police have been attempting to obtain search warrants to access his cellphone and other records. Investigators with Project Brazen 2 requested search warrants for records on a series of dates over this winter; it’s unclear whether the cellphone records relate to Rob Ford directly, or to someone else within the sphere of the investigation. Police are looking to acquire information about the time and duration of calls, and the phone numbers involved; there’s no indication they have sought permission to place wiretaps on Ford’s phones. They’re also interested in data from Ford’s OnStar GPS, which could be used to correlate locations with the phone calls that were made. Toronto Star lawyers are requesting that court documents related to the search warrant requests be unsealed.

Police confirmed this week that they have open interview requests in with the mayor; Ford has thus far declined to meet with them.

Comments

  • AllanG

    But will he provide access to ALL of his phones? And how will he give them the phone if he refuses to meet with them?

    • Justin Flontek

      If Ford won’t go to the police, the police should show up at city hall today. If they do, hopefully they’ll do it in front of the news crews, so we can watch Ford try to wiggle out of it.

      • AllanG

        “Wait a sec guys. I use my phone 7-24. When I said you could check my phone records, I meant that figuratively. There’s a campaign on. Feel free to come back in November though.”

      • Whitebox

        Hopefully with handcuffs and some moose tranquilizer.

  • dsmithhfx

    How long before he’s perp walked out of city hall?

    • bobloblawbloblawblah

      I’ll wager that even if he’s charged with something, his popularity will go up. Toronto went down the rabbit hole a long time ago where Rob Ford is concerned.

      • Justin Flontek

        It’s the crack. It keeps the Crack Village People coming back for more.

    • candolf

      CANNOT. WAIT!

  • Justin Flontek

    I hope the cops show up at city hall and call Ford on his bluff. I’d love to see him try to back down at the last second. Especially if the cops are smart enough to ask for all of Ford’s cells.

  • Dinah Might

    All the police have to do is meet Rob at one of those “anywhere, anytime” debates he’s always having, or perhaps one of his “right here, right now” urine tests, and he’ll happily hand over the burner phone he bought that morning!

  • vampchick21

    Come on TPS!!!!! Call him on his bluff! Please?

    • candolf

      Seriously, TPS better DO something this time. So sick of this sh@t!

  • OgtheDim

    Somebody should explain to him that deleting his texts and phone history isn’t going to cut it as far as avoiding giving them damaging information.

  • AllanG

    “Look guys. I know I said you can check my phone. And you can. But there’s a campaign on now and I need it 7-24 for now. I’ll be happy to hand it over to you in November. See you then.”

  • wklis

    I’m sorry. The mailbox is full. Please call again later.

  • OgtheDim

    “They are going to need an army….”

    Well we do have more cops in this city then soldier’s in the Armed Forces so that shouldn’t be an issue.

    • dsmithhfx

      constituents/old friends from high school/jailbirds/thugs/dealers/gangbangers

  • candolf

    … I’m surprised he didn’t end this quote, stomping his feet, yelling, “I know you are but what am I !!!! ” …

    BRAT!

  • torontothegreat

    Natalie Johnson ‏@NatalieCTV 15m
    Rob Ford: “You can have my cellphone records! I have nothing to hide!” But when I asked if he’d give them without a warrant – “Why would I?”

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    If he refuses to meet with the police as part of their investigation isn’t he obstructing justice? Or is that just what they call it when non-millionaires do it?

    • torontothegreat

      No, that’s actually everyone’s right in Canada

      • dsmithhfx

        A “right” non-millionaires exercise at their peril.

        • torontothegreat

          Don’t get me wrong, I know what you mean. My point was that it’s not against the law or construed as obstructing justice as stated above my comment.

  • EDMUNDOCONNOR

    Anyone can delete their texts and calls from their phone. All the police have to do is contact the phone company, who will have all the information on their servers.

  • Steven Eaton

    Should be considered a conflict of interest for a mayor to suggest that investigating himself is a waste of money and that he’s going to find out what it cost when he’s re-elected. Clearly using his position to intimidate and discourage the investigation.

  • NYCBoy2305
  • Fred

    If Ford is fu**ed up on drugs and booze as often as we think he is, he probably has no idea who he’s called, when and from where. I’d say he’s got to be sweating his ass off right now. And I don’t mean in the gym.