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Video shows Toronto mayor inhaling from glass cylinder: Police

Published on Mar 20, 2014 6:17 AM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford walks to City Hall in a media scrum in Toronto on March 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TORONTO (REUTERS) - A video obtained by police last year shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to using crack cocaine, inhaling some kind of vapour from a glass cylinder, according to police documents unsealed on Wednesday.

The documents also said some of Mr Ford's meetings and calls with friend and occasional driver Sandro Lisi were "indicative to that of drug trafficking" and showed that police asked for a warrant to access some of Mr Ford's phone records.

The mayor has not been charged in the investigation, and allegations in the documents have not been proven in court. Mr Ford did not respond to requests for comment.

Mr Ford, who is running for re-election, made international headlines last May when media blog Gawker and the Toronto Star newspaper said they had seen a video that appeared to show him smoking crack.

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