Ford says he has no reason to resign
Oct 31, 2013 / 12:40 pm
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has no reason to step down despite police confirmation that they have seized a video media have alleged appears to show him smoking crack cocaine.
Ford says he wishes he could defend himself against the allegations but he can't because it's "before the courts."
Toronto police say the video was recovered from a hard drive seized during a drugs and weapons investigation.
Police Chief Bill Blair says there are no "reasonable" grounds to criminally charge the mayor based on the video.
Ford says he won't resign, instead he will do what people elected him to do, which he says is saving taxpayers money and running a "great government."
Allegations of a Ford "crack" video surfaced in May when reporters from the Toronto Star and the U.S. website Gawker reported they were shown the video by alleged drug dealers who were shopping it around.
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